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AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:44 AM

Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss banking giant UBS AG reported a 15 percent jump Tuesday in second-quarter net profit compared to a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.... 7/29/2014 2:24 AM

PHOTO: NKorea reopens international camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:17 AM

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.... 7/29/2014 2:15 AM

Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza.... 7/29/2014 1:05 AM

Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets posted modest gains Tuesday as investors treaded cautiously ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.... 7/29/2014 12:48 AM

California governor sets more talks on migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown will take another break in his trade visit to Mexico to talk about immigration reform with religious leaders from Latin America on Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 12:01 AM

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.... 7/28/2014 10:59 PM

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.... 7/28/2014 10:31 PM

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Monday welcomed agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists and called on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting August 17.... 7/28/2014 8:16 PM

Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.... 7/28/2014 7:00 PM

UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.... 7/28/2014 6:40 PM

Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.... 7/28/2014 6:37 PM

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."... 7/28/2014 6:20 PM

US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges.... 7/28/2014 6:07 PM

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.... 7/28/2014 5:52 PM

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.... 7/28/2014 5:37 PM

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed.... 7/28/2014 4:57 PM

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."... 7/28/2014 4:51 PM

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.... 7/28/2014 4:47 PM