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Militant attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by a U.S. university warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S. invasion.... 6/2/2015 12:27 PM

Helicopter crashes in Nepal mountains, killing 4 on board
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A helicopter crashed in the mountains in northeast Nepal on Tuesday and four people on board were killed, police official said.... 6/2/2015 12:21 PM

Iraq calls for more intel from allies against Islamic State
PARIS (AP) -- Iraq's military needs more intelligence and more action from international allies against Islamic State extremists, the prime minister said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 12:21 PM

Greek uncertainty continues to weigh on global markets
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets drifted lower Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece and prepared for a run of U.S. economic data that culminates at the end of the week with the closely watched nonfarm payrolls report for May.... 6/2/2015 12:19 PM

Report: Sudan sent South Sudan rebels weapons, ammunition
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- A new report by a London-based research organization says Sudan has been supplying South Sudanese rebels with arms and ammunition.... 6/2/2015 12:14 PM

Sinkings in S. Korea, China present divers different tests
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- As divers scramble to save hundreds trapped in a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, the scene in some ways evokes Northeast Asia's last major maritime disaster: the ferry sinking last year that killed more than 300 people off South Korea's southwest coast. Yet even at this early stage, there are far more differences than similarities.... 6/2/2015 12:11 PM

Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president is suing the country's opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that bathrooms in his 1,150-room palace had gold-plated seats, his lawyer said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 12:02 PM

Scottish leader warns of backlash from British EU referendum
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Scotland's top politician is warning that a future United Kingdom referendum on leaving the European Union could spark a new drive for independence in pro-EU Scotland.... 6/2/2015 11:58 AM

Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.... 6/2/2015 11:47 AM

FIFA says Valcke not behind $10m payment in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body, FIFA defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.... 6/2/2015 11:46 AM

Spanish royals in Paris for visit; will honor crash workers
PARIS (AP) -- Spanish flags are lining Paris avenues as the French capital hosts 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 11:37 AM

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout creditors, the prime minister said Tuesday, as the country seeks a deal that will unlock desperately needed rescue money.... 6/2/2015 11:37 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 become mired in infighting over its leadership and future course, and on Tuesday called off a congress that was to be held this month.... 6/2/2015 11:34 AM

South African park where lion killed American stays open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is "operating as usual," a park official said Tuesday.... 6/2/2015 11:33 AM

Israel soldier punished for eating pork sandwich in uniform
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A U.S.-born Israeli soldier has caused a stink for violating the Israeli military's kosher rules by eating a pork sandwich while in uniform.... 6/2/2015 11:31 AM

Sudan swears in President Bashir, wanted in war crimes
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan is swearing in incumbent President Omar al-Bashir, who was recently re-elected in a landslide that extended his 25-year-old rule, despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 6/2/2015 11:21 AM

Gunmen assault airport in east Congo; at least 6 dead
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Officials say at least six people are dead following an attack on the largest airport in eastern Congo.... 6/2/2015 11:21 AM

Spain: Judge won't reduce $3M bail for indicted princess
MADRID (AP) -- The judge overseeing the case of Spain's indicted Princess Cristina has rejected requests by her lawyer and a prosecutor to reduce the 2.7 million-euro ($3 million) bail he set for her while she awaits trial for tax fraud.... 6/2/2015 11:19 AM

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end Putin propaganda
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- A former "Kremlin troll" says she 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 11:12 AM

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.... 6/2/2015 11:11 AM

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