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Taliban say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban have issued a statement saying that they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks that had been expected to take place in Pakistan on Friday.... 7/30/2015 5:21 AM

Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Nearly 7,000 prisoners in Myanmar, including some former military intelligence officials who had been purged by their army colleagues, have been given presidential pardons.... 7/30/2015 5:17 AM

Asian stocks mixed after Fed leaves rates unchanged
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese stocks held steady Thursday following this week's turbulence while other Asian markets were mixed after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low.... 7/30/2015 4:52 AM

Madeleine McCann ruled out as girl found dead in Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- The decomposed remains of a young girl found in a suitcase dumped in Australia do not belong to missing British girl Madeleine McCann, police say.... 7/30/2015 4:26 AM

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 7/30/2015 4:22 AM

Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hanged
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea.... 7/30/2015 4:21 AM

AP Investigation: Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.... 7/30/2015 4:11 AM

5 things to know about Olympians weighing Rio's filthy water
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste.... 7/30/2015 4:07 AM

Almaty 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.... 7/30/2015 4:06 AM

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a glance
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee will vote Friday on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, choosing between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.... 7/30/2015 4:04 AM

Truck hits religious procession in Mexico, 16 dead, 30 hurt
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A truck went out of control after apparently losing its brakes and slammed into a religious procession on the main street of a central Mexico town Wednesday, killing 16 people and injuring 30, authorities said.... 7/30/2015 4:03 AM

2022 Olympic host city vote at a glance
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics will be decided Friday in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The two candidates are Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Here's a quick look at the election:... 7/30/2015 4:02 AM

Drachma revolt adds unease to Greece's awkward alliance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' power-sharing acrobatics look harder to perform by the day.... 7/30/2015 4:02 AM

Galaxy S6 fails to reverse profit decline at Samsung
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in global smartphone sales.... 7/30/2015 3:54 AM

India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just four have been executed.... 7/30/2015 2:08 AM

El Salvador arrests gang leader suspected in bus attacks
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Authorities arrested the leader of a gang believed responsible for a string of threats and attacks on bus drivers that has disrupted public transportation in El Salvador's capital, prosecutors said Wednesday.... 7/30/2015 1:00 AM

Searcher says wing find won't change MH370 seabed search
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the western Indian Ocean is unlikely to alter the seabed search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the southern Indian Ocean, the search leader said Thursday.... 7/30/2015 12:51 AM

UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. point man on Syria said Wednesday it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and invited Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.... 7/30/2015 12:12 AM

Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.... 7/29/2015 11:43 PM

Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital.... 7/29/2015 11:34 PM

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