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Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia
DONETSK, Russia (AP) -- A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists has started in Russia's south.... 7/30/2015 9:26 AM

Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.... 7/30/2015 9:23 AM

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people - the country's worst terrorist attack - was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital punishment.... 7/30/2015 9:21 AM

AP Investigation: Filthy 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 9:17 AM

5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians
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 9:10 AM

AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes
MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) -- Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown.... 7/30/2015 9:03 AM

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
SYDNEY (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.... 7/30/2015 9:01 AM

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.... 7/30/2015 8:53 AM

Kuwait identifies cell of IS militants active in Iraq, Syria
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwaiti authorities say they have uncovered a cell of Islamic State militants from the small Gulf nation involved in fighting in Iraq and Syria.... 7/30/2015 8:48 AM

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.... 7/30/2015 8:46 AM

Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters until Aug. 2.... 7/30/2015 8:44 AM

Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Hundreds of followers and relatives of Pakistan's most feared Islamic militant leader attended his burial on Thursday, a day after he was gunned down in an assault on a police convoy.... 7/30/2015 8:26 AM

Deutsche Bank CEO: Q2 profits 'nowhere near good enough'
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory.... 7/30/2015 8:13 AM

Drug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings
LONDON (AP) -- Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales.... 7/30/2015 8:02 AM

Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life terms in prison for illegal logging less than two weeks ago were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released.... 7/30/2015 7:57 AM

Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.... 7/30/2015 7:45 AM

Former President Kalam buried in southern India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program.... 7/30/2015 7:45 AM

Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss
MILAN (AP) -- Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices.... 7/30/2015 7:41 AM

Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits
LONDON (AP) -- Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says second-quarter net income rose 27 percent to 293 million pounds ($458 million) as the British government prepares to sell its stake.... 7/30/2015 7:13 AM

Kurdish rebels attack tea house in Turkey, killing 2 people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have opened fire at a tea house in southeast Turkey, killing a police officer and a civilian, an attack that comes amid renewed violence between the government and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.... 7/30/2015 7:10 AM



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