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Pakistan official hopes Kabul-Taliban talks to resume soon
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A close aide of Pakistan's prime minster says he is optimistic the stalled peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban will resume soon in the interest of peace in Afghanistan.... 8/5/2015 10:29 AM

Pope: Keep door open to divorced Catholics who remarry
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared on Wednesday that divorced Catholics who remarry and their children deserve better treatment form the church, and he urged pastors to avoid treating these couples as if they were excommunicated.... 8/5/2015 10:25 AM

Hindu protesters clash with police in Nepal's capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- About 500 protesters demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in the new constitution have clashed with police in the capital.... 8/5/2015 10:23 AM

Zimbabwean trial of guide in Cecil killing is postponed
HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The trial in Zimbabwe of a professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe was postponed Wednesday to Sept. 28.... 8/5/2015 10:14 AM

Turkey says 'extensive' fight against IS to start soon
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at a Turkish air base close to the border with Syria, and an "extensive" fight against Islamic State militants will soon begin, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 10:03 AM

South Sudan shutters 2 newspapers in apparent crackdown
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Two newspapers in South Sudan say the government has stopped their operations in an apparent crackdown on the independent media.... 8/5/2015 9:58 AM

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains jumped off slippery tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on one side at an embankment, officials said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 9:54 AM

Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say minority Muslim Uighurs deported from Thailand to China remain in detention while authorities investigate whether some planned to join the Islamic State or other groups in the Middle East.... 8/5/2015 9:48 AM

AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past.... 8/5/2015 9:37 AM

Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.... 8/5/2015 9:34 AM

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.... 8/5/2015 9:30 AM

Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of a subsidiary of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges.... 8/5/2015 9:29 AM

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.... 8/5/2015 9:28 AM

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.... 8/5/2015 9:23 AM

Russian police nab man suspected of killing his 6 children
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian police have arrested a man suspected of killing and dismembering his six young children along with his wife and mother.... 8/5/2015 9:12 AM

Global stocks mostly higher as investors await US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.... 8/5/2015 9:08 AM

Report: Ai Weiwei says China promised he can return
BERLIN (AP) -- Artist Ai Weiwei said in an interview published Wednesday that Chinese authorities returned his passport with almost no strings attached and promised him he can return to China.... 8/5/2015 8:59 AM

5 police forces probe Edward Heath sex abuse allegations
LONDON (AP) -- Five police forces in Britain are investigating sex abuse allegations against the late Edward Heath, as the probe into the former prime minister's past broadened.... 8/5/2015 8:50 AM

16 killed in Russia bus collision, more than 50 injured
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian health officials say two buses have collided in the far east of the country, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 50 others.... 8/5/2015 8:47 AM

2 soldiers, 1 rebel killed in ambush in Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said.... 8/5/2015 8:29 AM



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