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Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Hundreds of followers and relatives of Pakistan's most feared Islamic militant leader attended his burial on Thursday, a day after he was gunned down in an assault on a police convoy.... 7/30/2015 8:26 AM

Deutsche Bank CEO: Q2 profits 'nowhere near good enough'
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Bank's net profit rose in the second quarter, but legal expenses stemming from investigations of the bank's past conduct also increased and the bank's new co-CEO said its financial performance was unsatisfactory.... 7/30/2015 8:13 AM

Drug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings
LONDON (AP) -- Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales.... 7/30/2015 8:02 AM

Myanmar pardons almost 7,000 prisoners
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life terms in prison for illegal logging less than two weeks ago were freed in Myanmar on Thursday under a massive presidential pardon that saw nearly 7,000 prisoners released.... 7/30/2015 7:57 AM

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
SYDNEY (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.... 7/30/2015 7:56 AM

Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.... 7/30/2015 7:45 AM

Former President Kalam buried in southern India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program.... 7/30/2015 7:45 AM

Lower oil prices push Italian oil company Eni to 2Q loss
MILAN (AP) -- Italian oil and gas company Eni says it lost 113 million euros ($124 million) in the second quarter due to a sharp decline in oil prices.... 7/30/2015 7:41 AM

Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits
LONDON (AP) -- Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says second-quarter net income rose 27 percent to 293 million pounds ($458 million) as the British government prepares to sell its stake.... 7/30/2015 7:13 AM

Kurdish rebels attack tea house in Turkey, killing 2 people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have opened fire at a tea house in southeast Turkey, killing a police officer and a civilian, an attack that comes amid renewed violence between the government and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.... 7/30/2015 7:10 AM

AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.... 7/30/2015 7:05 AM

Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.... 7/30/2015 6:56 AM

Shell reports drop in Q2 profit to $3.9 billion
LONDON (AP) -- Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says second-quarter net income fell 25 percent to $3.9 billion as the prolonged impact of lower crude prices continues to hurt the bottom line.... 7/30/2015 6:53 AM

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli parliament has passed a law that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike.... 7/30/2015 6:51 AM

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip and forced yet again to confront the dichotomy of his life - a gay Arab Israeli citizen considered an outcast by the Palestinian society for his sexuality and viewed with unease by some Israelis for his brand of nationality.... 7/30/2015 6:46 AM

Sanofi reports higher profit in 2nd quarter
PARIS (AP) -- Drugmaker Sanofi has reported a sharp rise in profits in the second quarter as higher sales from its Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech unit Genzyme helped offset by cuts in the price of the company's diabetes treatment Lantus in the U.S.... 7/30/2015 6:43 AM

Nokia Q2 profit at $383 million on strong networks growth
HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. says second-quarter net profit was (EURO)347 million euros ($383 million), with growth particularly strong in its core networks division.... 7/30/2015 6:41 AM

Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts has been hanged
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday on his birthday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea.... 7/30/2015 6:32 AM

For North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an option
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.... 7/30/2015 6:28 AM

Siemens net profit flat after restructuring charges
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Germany's Siemens AG says net profit fell slightly in the most recent quarter as better earnings from sales of medical equipment were offset by slower business at its power and gas division.... 7/30/2015 6:23 AM

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