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Rome-Milan train service back after storm pummels Florence
ROME (AP) -- The Italian state railways says service is back to normal on a key Rome-Florence line after a roof, ripped off by a whirlwind, toppled a power pylon.... 8/2/2015 11:54 AM

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
CAIRO (AP) -- The United States and Egypt on Sunday resumed formal security talks that were suspended six years ago amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.... 8/2/2015 11:48 AM

After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.... 8/2/2015 11:46 AM

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/2/2015 11:40 AM

UAE prosecutor refers 41 people to trial on terror charges
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' top prosecutor has referred 41 people to trial on charges of planning to carry out terrorist acts with the aim of overthrowing the government and establishing an extremist state.... 8/2/2015 11:38 AM

Leadership challenged in Afghan Taliban after Mullah Omar
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group's newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.... 8/2/2015 11:36 AM

Chechen women allegedly bilk Islamic State recruiters
MOSCOW (AP) -- Police in Russia's province of Chechnya have opened a probe against three local women who have allegedly cheated the Islamic State group out of money.... 8/2/2015 11:31 AM

Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's former intelligence chief who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.... 8/2/2015 11:27 AM

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.... 8/2/2015 11:12 AM

Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its helicopter gunships has crashed during an air show, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another.... 8/2/2015 10:56 AM

French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel
COQUELLES, France (AP) -- French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.... 8/2/2015 10:49 AM

Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July.... 8/2/2015 9:51 AM

Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny
SYDNEY (AP) -- The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel.... 8/2/2015 9:43 AM

Saudi citizen killed by incoming fire from neighboring Yemen
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens was killed when a house inside the kingdom was struck by fire from neighboring Yemen.... 8/2/2015 9:34 AM

Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.... 8/2/2015 9:28 AM

2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.... 8/2/2015 8:19 AM

As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young
KUNITACHI, Japan (AP) -- On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later.... 8/2/2015 7:19 AM

Mexico news photographer found slain in capital
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.... 8/2/2015 5:42 AM

Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, government officials said.... 8/2/2015 5:24 AM

WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.... 8/2/2015 4:57 AM



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