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Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, hurling fire bombs inside and setting off a blaze that killed a sleeping toddler and critically wounded his 4-year-old brother and parents.... 7/31/2015 10:06 AM

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.... 7/31/2015 10:05 AM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 7/31/2015 10:04 AM

Heavy rains in forecast set to worsen Myanmar flood crisis
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains forecast for the next few days could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of Myanmar.... 7/31/2015 10:03 AM

French court confirms law aimed at ending cockfighting
PARIS (AP) -- France's top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional.... 7/31/2015 9:58 AM

US Embassy says American woman killed in Cape Town
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in South Africa says an American woman has been killed in Cape Town, and South African media say a suspect has been arrested.... 7/31/2015 9:56 AM

Designer Alexander Wang leaves Balenciaga after 3 years
PARIS (AP) -- Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday.... 7/31/2015 9:56 AM

Widow's lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry
LONDON (AP) -- A lawyer for the widow of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko says Russian authorities have tried to obstruct an inquiry into his death "from beginning to end."... 7/31/2015 9:52 AM

Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.... 7/31/2015 9:49 AM

Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Unidentified gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the parliamentary election.... 7/31/2015 9:43 AM

China drop, other global markets mostly up after US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- China's stock market extended loss while other global stocks mostly gained Friday after data showed the U.S. economy posted solid growth during the second quarter.... 7/31/2015 9:33 AM

Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) -- After 16 agonizing months without answers, loved ones of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will likely have to wait at least another day for confirmation that it crashed into the sea, as investigators work to identify the source of a barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island and searchers scoured the shoreline for more debris.... 7/31/2015 9:32 AM

Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens.... 7/31/2015 9:29 AM

WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
TOKYO (AP) -- The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it says shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.... 7/31/2015 9:16 AM

Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?... 7/31/2015 9:05 AM

Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Unemployment and inflation are stable in the 19-nation eurozone, with the level of joblessness in June standing at 11.1 percent for the third straight month.... 7/31/2015 9:04 AM

Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked the fragile peace process.... 7/31/2015 8:36 AM

Afghan Taliban release statement praising new leader
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar, a statement likely meant to rally followers behind the leadership at a time of a deeply fractured insurgency.... 7/31/2015 8:35 AM

Student protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Dozens of students launched a sit-in Friday at Taiwan's Education Ministry demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island.... 7/31/2015 8:32 AM

Google rejects French order on world 'right to be forgotten'
PARIS (AP) -- Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European law allowing the `right to be forgotten' doesn't apply globally.... 7/31/2015 8:24 AM



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