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Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, amid an international outcry over a U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July, authorities said Sunday.... 8/2/2015 1:28 PM

Russian police detain several gay activists
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Police in St. Petersburg have briefly detained several gay activists, who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.... 8/2/2015 1:20 PM

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72
LONDON (AP) -- Police say big-voiced British singer and TV host Cilla Black has died aged 72.... 8/2/2015 1:14 PM

Russian forces kill 8 suspected IS members in North Caucasus
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces in North Caucasus have killed eight militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group.... 8/2/2015 1:12 PM

Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.... 8/2/2015 1:09 PM

Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian military helicopter crashed Sunday during an aerobatic display, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said.... 8/2/2015 1:09 PM

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
CAIRO (AP) -- Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.... 8/2/2015 1:07 PM

Rebels in eastern Ukraine say radioactive waste cache safe
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have sought to assuage concerns that a cache of radioactive waste at a local chemical factory could pose a threat.... 8/2/2015 1:06 PM

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.... 8/2/2015 12:51 PM

UAE prosecutor refers 41 people to trial on terror charges
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' top prosecutor referred 41 people to trial on charges of planning to carry out terrorist acts with the aim of overthrowing the government and establishing an extremist state, according to a statement released Sunday.... 8/2/2015 12:47 PM


PARIS (AP) -- Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to `domestic ladder,' not a plane part.... 8/2/2015 12:14 PM

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/2/2015 12:12 PM

Rome-Milan train service back after storm pummels Florence
ROME (AP) -- The Italian state railways says service is back to normal on a key Rome-Florence line after a roof, ripped off by a whirlwind, toppled a power pylon.... 8/2/2015 11:54 AM

After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.... 8/2/2015 11:46 AM

Leadership challenged in Afghan Taliban after Mullah Omar
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group's newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.... 8/2/2015 11:36 AM

Chechen women allegedly bilk Islamic State recruiters
MOSCOW (AP) -- Police in Russia's province of Chechnya have opened a probe against three local women who have allegedly cheated the Islamic State group out of money.... 8/2/2015 11:31 AM

French riot police disperse migrants at Channel Tunnel
COQUELLES, France (AP) -- French riot police have sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.... 8/2/2015 10:49 AM

Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July.... 8/2/2015 9:51 AM

Australia's House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny
SYDNEY (AP) -- The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel.... 8/2/2015 9:43 AM

Saudi citizen killed by incoming fire from neighboring Yemen
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens was killed when a house inside the kingdom was struck by fire from neighboring Yemen.... 8/2/2015 9:34 AM



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