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Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.... 8/1/2015 8:11 AM

Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) -- Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead.... 8/1/2015 7:54 AM

Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed bitcoin exchange on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million.... 8/1/2015 7:13 AM

AP's Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years
BANGKOK (AP) -- Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the news agency.... 8/1/2015 6:56 AM

Turkey presses ahead with PKK raids amid calls for restraint
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint.... 8/1/2015 6:47 AM

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.... 8/1/2015 6:34 AM

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.... 8/1/2015 5:54 AM

Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) -- The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.... 8/1/2015 5:11 AM

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.... 8/1/2015 4:33 AM

China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday.... 8/1/2015 4:08 AM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 8/1/2015 2:41 AM

Mexico pet chain stops selling endangered, invasive species
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction.... 8/1/2015 1:40 AM

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the in... 8/1/2015 1:16 AM

US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.... 8/1/2015 12:54 AM

Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday.... 8/1/2015 12:37 AM

Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A man was killed and dozens were arrested Friday as a mob looted a supermarket and other shops in an industrial Venezuelan city, Bolivar state authorities said.... 8/1/2015 12:35 AM

Puerto Rico: No money available to make $58M bond payment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken.... 8/1/2015 12:23 AM

Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A Colombian military transport plane crashed in the country's north on Friday, killing all 11 personnel aboard.... 8/1/2015 12:22 AM

Fired Mexican soccer coach probed for political tweets
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The trouble isn't over for fired Mexico national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera. He is now under investigation for possible violations of electoral laws for politically oriented tweets sent the day of June 7 midterm elections, authorities said Friday.... 7/31/2015 11:07 PM

Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Advocates for migrants said Friday they filed 15 complaints against Mexican government officials for allegedly extorting Cubans passing through en route to the United States and have documented hundreds of similar cases.... 7/31/2015 10:48 PM

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