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South Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.... 6/2/2015 10:17 AM

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end Putin propaganda
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- A former "Kremlin troll" is suing her old employer to shut down what she describes as a "factory" churning out Internet propaganda defending Russian President Vladimir Putin.... 6/2/2015 10:16 AM

Boko Haram attacks northeast city again, jet fighter deploys
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram early Tuesday attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, according to residents awakened by booming explosions, heavy gunfire and the screech of a jet fighter.... 6/2/2015 10:05 AM

Greece has submitted draft bailout plan to creditors
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its creditors, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, as Athens seeks a deal that will unlock desperately needed rescue money.... 6/2/2015 10:03 AM

South Africa park where lion killed American reopens
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- An official at the South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is "operating as usual."... 6/2/2015 10:01 AM

Israeli military punishes soldier for eating a pork sandwich
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A U.S.-born Israeli soldier is deep in the mud after pigging out during training.... 6/2/2015 9:58 AM

Paris police evacuate 100s of migrants in tent camp
PARIS (AP) -- Paris police started evacuating hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a tent camp near a major train station and tourist area - a patch of increasingly crowded pavement that has become a symbol of Europe's struggle in facing a surge of migrants.... 6/2/2015 9:55 AM

Spanish royals in Paris for visit; will honor crash workers
PARIS (AP) -- Spanish flags are lining Paris avenues as the French capital hosts Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia for a state visit that was delayed because of a deadly plane crash in March involving dozens of Spanish victims.... 6/2/2015 9:51 AM

Prince Charles launches foundation to support rural life
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Britain's Prince Charles has long been enamored of Romania's rural traditions and now he's set up a foundation to protect and promote them.... 6/2/2015 9:50 AM

Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck to be remembered
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Amid rain and wind, South African and American researchers held memorial service for slaves who died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank while sailing to Brazil in 1794.... 6/2/2015 9:49 AM

Israeli bank chief warns about demographic economic fallout
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's central bank chief said Monday that demographic changes such as aging and the growth of Arab and ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations were threatening the country's long-term growth prospects and called for a continued increase in their employment.... 6/2/2015 9:45 AM

India's central bank cuts key interest rate to boost growth
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's central bank cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday, the third such reduction this year in support of government efforts to boost growth.... 6/2/2015 9:36 AM

Hamas kills Islamic State supporter in Gaza crackdown
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas forces have killed an Islamic State group supporter, the first fatality since Gaza's Islamic rulers launched a crackdown on the more-radical group months ago.... 6/2/2015 9:34 AM

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing
BEIJING (AP) -- Divers on Tuesday pulled two people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and prepared to rescue at least four more, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.... 6/2/2015 9:26 AM

German anti-euro party scraps congress amid infighting
BERLIN (AP) -- An upstart German party that combines an anti-euro stance with tough talk on immigration has called off a planned congress amid increasingly ugly infighting over its leadership and future course.... 6/2/2015 9:24 AM

Media group to Turkey's Erdogan: Stop 'bullying' journalists
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A media freedom watchdog has called on Turkey's president to stop "bullying" journalists after he accused a newspaper editor of espionage and threatened punishment for publishing images of what the paper said were Turkish trucks carrying ammunition to Syrian militants.... 6/2/2015 9:21 AM

Iraq calls for more intel from allies against Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister has called for more intelligence and more action from international allies against Islamic State extremists.... 6/2/2015 9:19 AM

Militant attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by Brown University warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion overthrew the Taliban regime and sparked an insurgency.... 6/2/2015 9:14 AM

Latest on China Boat Sinking: Over 1,000 sent to help search
BEIJING (AP) -- The latest on the capsized cruise ship on China's Yangtze River:... 6/2/2015 9:08 AM

UK: Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy dies
LONDON (AP) -- Charles Kennedy, who led Britain's Liberal Democrats to one of its best election results ever before resigning dramatically after admitting he was receiving treatment for an alcohol problem, has died. He was 55.... 6/2/2015 9:06 AM



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