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US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
CAIRO (AP) -- Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.... 8/2/2015 2:40 PM

2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.... 8/2/2015 2:36 PM

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said.... 8/2/2015 2:30 PM

Canada PM triggers election with vote in October
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has triggered an election campaign and set the vote for Oct. 19.... 8/2/2015 2:29 PM

Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli hospital spokeswoman says a teenage girl stabbed by an anti-gay extremist in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade has died.... 8/2/2015 2:29 PM

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, amid an international outcry over a U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July, authorities said Sunday.... 8/2/2015 2:13 PM

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72
LONDON (AP) -- Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72.... 8/2/2015 2:09 PM

Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram force
COTONOU, Benin (AP) -- Benin's president says the country will contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.... 8/2/2015 2:01 PM

Russian police detain several gay activists
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Police in St. Petersburg have briefly detained several gay activists, who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.... 8/2/2015 1:20 PM

Russian forces kill 8 suspected IS members in North Caucasus
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces in North Caucasus have killed eight militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group.... 8/2/2015 1:12 PM

Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.... 8/2/2015 1:09 PM

Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian military helicopter crashed Sunday during an aerobatic display, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said.... 8/2/2015 1:09 PM

Rebels in eastern Ukraine say radioactive waste cache safe
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have sought to assuage concerns that a cache of radioactive waste at a local chemical factory could pose a threat.... 8/2/2015 1:06 PM

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.... 8/2/2015 12:51 PM

UAE prosecutor refers 41 people to trial on terror charges
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' top prosecutor referred 41 people to trial on charges of planning to carry out terrorist acts with the aim of overthrowing the government and establishing an extremist state, according to a statement released Sunday.... 8/2/2015 12:47 PM


PARIS (AP) -- Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to `domestic ladder,' not a plane part.... 8/2/2015 12:14 PM

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/2/2015 12:12 PM

Rome-Milan train service back after storm pummels Florence
ROME (AP) -- The Italian state railways says service is back to normal on a key Rome-Florence line after a roof, ripped off by a whirlwind, toppled a power pylon.... 8/2/2015 11:54 AM

After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.... 8/2/2015 11:46 AM

Leadership challenged in Afghan Taliban after Mullah Omar
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group's newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.... 8/2/2015 11:36 AM



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