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British teen convicted of planning college massacre
LONDON (AP) -- A British teenager has been convicted of planning a gun and bomb attack at his former college, buying a semi-automatic handgun and ammunition online to carry out a massacre.... 7/30/2015 3:17 PM

Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain
PARIS (AP) -- Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded.... 7/30/2015 3:16 PM

OPEC chief expects oil prices to stabilize
MOSCOW (AP) -- OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.... 7/30/2015 3:05 PM

Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.... 7/30/2015 3:02 PM

Serbia lottery chief resigns in live ticket draw scandal
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The head of Serbia's state lottery has resigned following allegations of a fraud during a live ticket draw this week.... 7/30/2015 3:01 PM

Poland's future president wants more NATO presence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee.... 7/30/2015 2:57 PM

Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.... 7/30/2015 2:48 PM

South Sudan soldiers accused of stealing relief food
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Soldiers believed to be with the South Sudanese army and allied militia stole relief supplies and killed seven people in an attack on a rebel-held part of Unity state, a local official said Thursday.... 7/30/2015 2:46 PM

Landslides bury Nepal villages, killing at least 30 people
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Landslides caused by heavy rains buried several mountain villages in Nepal on Thursday, killing at least 30 people, and bad weather was hampering the search for others, authorities said.... 7/30/2015 2:44 PM

Activists: Al-Qaida abducts US-backed Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say a leader and six members of a U.S.-backed rebel group have been abducted in northern Syria, most likely by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front.... 7/30/2015 2:37 PM

Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs.... 7/30/2015 2:35 PM

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.... 7/30/2015 2:31 PM

Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to the rescue deal.... 7/30/2015 2:26 PM

Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health
LONDON (AP) -- The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday.... 7/30/2015 2:20 PM

Iraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideast
BAGHDAD (AP) -- It's a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad's al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it felt like an eternity.... 7/30/2015 2:15 PM

Afghan Taliban: 'family' of Mullah Omar confirm his death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness.... 7/30/2015 2:09 PM

Libya officials: Jihadis driving IS from eastern stronghold
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan officials say a rival jihadi group has driven an Islamic State affiliate from most of its eastern stronghold of Darna in fighting that killed 39 militants on both sides.... 7/30/2015 2:04 PM

Putin praises Iran deal in call with Netanyahu
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised a deal between Iran and world powers in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.... 7/30/2015 2:03 PM

The Latest: French helicopter joins search over Reunion
PARIS (AP) -- Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):... 7/30/2015 1:49 PM

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 1:46 PM

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