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Weather agency: July was hottest month on record in Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's national weather agency says July was the country's hottest month on record.... 8/5/2015 11:31 AM

7 killed, 2 missing in flash floods in southern Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Flash floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least seven people, including four children, in the southern Philippines, officials said Wednesday. Two others remain missing.... 8/5/2015 11:31 AM

Protesters clash with police in Nepal, demanding Hindu state
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- About 500 protesters demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in the country's new constitution clashed with police in the capital on Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 11:17 AM

Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of a subsidiary of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges.... 8/5/2015 11:11 AM

16 killed in Russia bus collision, more than 50 injured
MOSCOW (AP) -- At least 16 people were killed more than 50 others were injured Wednesday when two buses collided head-on in far eastern Russia, officials said.... 8/5/2015 11:09 AM

Global stocks turn higher as investors await US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.... 8/5/2015 11:08 AM

Zimbabwean trial of guide in Cecil killing is postponed
HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Wednesday that the case against him is "frivolous."... 8/5/2015 11:08 AM

UN rights chief slams death penalty for Iran therapist
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official has expressed alarm at the death sentence imposed on an alternative health practitioner in Iran.... 8/5/2015 11:00 AM

US, China clash over South China Sea disputes
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The United States and China clashed Wednesday over who is to blame for rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with Washington demanding a halt to "problematic actions" in the area and Beijing telling foreign parties to keep out.... 8/5/2015 10:46 AM

Greece aims to get full bailout deal this month
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's left-wing government wants to get a full bailout deal with creditors this month, rejecting the idea of an extension in negotiations.... 8/5/2015 10:45 AM

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.... 8/5/2015 10:45 AM

Turkey says 'extensive' fight against IS to start soon
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at a Turkish air base close to the border with Syria, and an "extensive" fight against Islamic State militants will soon begin, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 10:39 AM

Pakistan official hopes Kabul-Taliban talks to resume soon
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A close aide of Pakistan's prime minster says he is optimistic the stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban will resume soon in the interest of peace in Afghanistan.... 8/5/2015 10:29 AM

Pope: Keep door open to divorced Catholics who remarry
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared on Wednesday that divorced Catholics who remarry and their children deserve better treatment form the church, and he urged pastors to avoid treating these couples as if they were excommunicated.... 8/5/2015 10:25 AM

South Sudan shutters 2 newspapers in apparent crackdown
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Two newspapers in South Sudan say the government has stopped their operations in an apparent crackdown on the independent media.... 8/5/2015 9:58 AM

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains jumped off slippery tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on one side at an embankment, officials said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 9:54 AM

Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say minority Muslim Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention while authorities investigate whether some planned to join the Islamic State or other groups in the Middle East.... 8/5/2015 9:48 AM

AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past.... 8/5/2015 9:37 AM

Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.... 8/5/2015 9:34 AM

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.... 8/5/2015 9:28 AM

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