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Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report for a week
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian government official says the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week's time. The BBC had no immediate comment in London.... 8/4/2015 10:49 AM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government troops were fighting pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south on Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.... 8/4/2015 10:42 AM

New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96.... 8/4/2015 10:41 AM

Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.... 8/4/2015 10:27 AM

Russia expels Swedish diplomat, says it's tit-for-tat move
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 10:17 AM

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.... 8/4/2015 10:17 AM

Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet
BEIJING (AP) -- A Beijing policeman rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, reaching his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 10:14 AM

Rights group condemns alleged abuse of Gadhafi son in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.... 8/4/2015 10:12 AM

Ukraine grants citizenship to Russian given government job
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian citizenship to a Russian opposition figure nominated to a regional government job.... 8/4/2015 10:10 AM

Greek market down further as prospect of new elections grows
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Greek stock market is suffering a second day of losses since reopening, as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election.... 8/4/2015 10:08 AM

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said.... 8/4/2015 10:07 AM

Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.... 8/4/2015 10:05 AM

Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.... 8/4/2015 9:58 AM

Afghan Taliban deny 'propaganda' about succession crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday urged followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and to unite behind his chosen successor.... 8/4/2015 9:54 AM

Flash floods kill 4, including 3 children, in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Authorities say at least four people, including three children, have died and a dozen have been injured in flash flooding in northwestern Macedonia that caused landslides, power outages and road damage.... 8/4/2015 9:17 AM

Catalan leader calls elections aimed at breaking with Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Catalan regional government President Artur Mas has officially called early elections for Sept. 27, a poll he intends to use as a referendum on independence from Spain.... 8/4/2015 8:32 AM

Malaysia seeks amicable solution to China sea dispute
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia on Tuesday called for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the U.S. and the Philippines said they would demand that China stop land reclamation and other actions there.... 8/4/2015 8:29 AM

Kurdish rebels attack Turkish military vehicle; 2 killed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked a military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, killing two soldiers, in the latest violence between government forces and militants.... 8/4/2015 8:29 AM

Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.... 8/4/2015 8:27 AM

Germany: 27 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say 27 people have been injured in a fire and subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg.... 8/4/2015 8:22 AM

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