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Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday.... 8/3/2015 11:00 AM

German immigrant population at 10.9M, highest since 2005
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say the number of immigrants living in the country reached 10.9 million last year - a million more than three years earlier, and the highest figure since they started compiling numbers a decade ago.... 8/3/2015 10:51 AM

Russian forces kill 6 suspected militants in North Caucasus
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces have killed six suspected militants in the North Caucasus.... 8/3/2015 10:48 AM

Poland seeks to move graves to reach remains of WWII heroes
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish history institute is seeking to exhume and move the graves of 194 communist-era figures in order to reach the remains buried below - World War II and independence heroes killed on orders from some of those officials.... 8/3/2015 10:46 AM

Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.... 8/3/2015 10:46 AM

Asia stocks hit by weak China manufacturing, Athens dives
BEIJING (AP) -- Weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on Asian stocks Monday but European markets mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark which reopened after a five-week shutdown.... 8/3/2015 10:35 AM

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area
KALAY, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas, raising her profile amid a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.... 8/3/2015 10:17 AM

Greek stock market reopens with 22 percent plunge
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.... 8/3/2015 10:00 AM

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.... 8/3/2015 9:47 AM

Saudi king leaves France after 8-day stay after controversy
PARIS (AP) -- The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after weeks of controversy surrounding the closure of a public beach during his stay, the top state official in the area said on Monday.... 8/3/2015 9:37 AM

Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar.... 8/3/2015 9:33 AM

Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 8/3/2015 9:10 AM

Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding many
BEIRUT (AP) -- Air raids and the subsequent crash of a Syrian warplane in a residential area in the northwestern town of Ariha on Monday killed and wounded dozens of people, two activist groups said.... 8/3/2015 8:34 AM

Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country.... 8/3/2015 7:05 AM

China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.... 8/3/2015 6:53 AM

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.... 8/3/2015 6:09 AM

HSBC profit rises 10 percent, bank selling Brazil unit
HONG KONG (AP) -- HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's biggest bank, said Monday that strong performance in Asia helped to boost first-half profit by 10 percent. The bank also announced the sale of its Brazil business for $5.2 billion.... 8/3/2015 5:28 AM

Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning.... 8/3/2015 4:54 AM

Advocates fear more impunity in Mexico photographer killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- With an investigation barely underway, Mexican journalist protection groups are already expressing fears that authorities won't consider the brutal killing of a photojournalist as being related to his work - even though he fled the state he covered fearing for his safety.... 8/3/2015 4:13 AM

Nigeria: troops rescue 178 people, destroy extremist camps
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.... 8/3/2015 3:23 AM

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