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UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.... 8/3/2015 7:13 PM

Ethiopia jails 18 Muslims over alleged terror
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A court in Ethiopia has handed jail terms ranging from seven to 22 years against 18 Muslims who were convicted on terror charges, including allegedly attempting to establish a religious government.... 8/3/2015 7:12 PM

Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan election officials rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate Monday for upcoming congressional elections.... 8/3/2015 7:04 PM

Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city toppled onto a row of buildings, a fire department spokesman said.... 8/3/2015 7:01 PM

Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.... 8/3/2015 6:58 PM

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.... 8/3/2015 6:56 PM

Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.... 8/3/2015 6:54 PM

Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion).... 8/3/2015 6:51 PM

Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.... 8/3/2015 6:48 PM

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said.... 8/3/2015 6:46 PM

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.... 8/3/2015 6:39 PM

Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday.... 8/3/2015 6:35 PM

CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday during a visit, as new cases emerged in the city and in an area that had not seen the deadly virus for months.... 8/3/2015 6:25 PM

2 men on trial in Germany accused of joining Islamic State
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court on Monday began hearing the case against two men accused of joining the Islamic State group, with one of the defendants saying before the trial that he would reveal details about the inner workings of the organization.... 8/3/2015 6:20 PM

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.... 8/3/2015 6:18 PM

2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem.... 8/3/2015 6:09 PM

Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo's Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians.... 8/3/2015 6:04 PM

Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger
BEIRUT (AP) -- It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. But the country's own citizens are suffocating from mountains of stinking garbage collecting on the streets - yet another reflection of government paralysis and its inability to find a solution for the capital's rubbish.... 8/3/2015 5:39 PM

Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.... 8/3/2015 5:29 PM

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.... 8/3/2015 5:26 PM

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