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3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.... 7/31/2015 1:02 PM

Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall.... 7/31/2015 1:00 PM

Al-Qaida attacks headquarters of US-backed Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed rebels say members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria have launched an attack on their command headquarters, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen.... 7/31/2015 12:55 PM

Court orders Jerusalem gay pride attacker remain in custody
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- An anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade appeared in court on Friday and the judge ordered that he remain in custody.... 7/31/2015 12:54 PM

Spain to give civils servants first pay rise in 5 years
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister has promised a 1 percent pay rise for Spain's 2.5 million civil servants in 2016, their first hike in five years after public spending was reined in because of the country's economic crisis.... 7/31/2015 12:52 PM

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the former rebel movement that has been in power since 1986.... 7/31/2015 12:50 PM

Tunisia's president extends state of emergency 2 more months
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's presidency on Friday extended the country's state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.... 7/31/2015 12:50 PM

Hungarian minister: over 100,000 migrants so far in 2015
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- More than 100,000 migrants have reached Hungary so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia, the Hungarian foreign minister said Friday.... 7/31/2015 12:46 PM

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
LONDON (AP) -- An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.... 7/31/2015 12:42 PM

Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday.... 7/31/2015 12:42 PM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 7/31/2015 12:39 PM

Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Unemployment and inflation were stable in the 19-nation eurozone in early summer, when the Greek crisis was raging on and raising concerns over the outlook of the currency union.... 7/31/2015 12:38 PM

World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.... 7/31/2015 12:35 PM

Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions.... 7/31/2015 12:34 PM

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.... 7/31/2015 12:31 PM

Reaction to Beijing's victory as 2022 Winter Olympic host
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Reaction Friday to the IOC's decision to pick Beijing as host city of the 2022 Olympics by a vote of 44 votes to 40 over Almaty, Kazakhstan:... 7/31/2015 12:28 PM

Muted reaction in Almaty as Kazakh city's Olympic bid fails
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Within minutes of the announcement that Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics had failed, it was almost as if it had never happened.... 7/31/2015 12:27 PM

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and Palestinians.... 7/31/2015 12:27 PM

Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked a fragile peace process.... 7/31/2015 12:21 PM

UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron offered Friday to send sniffer dogs and fencing to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain, pledging to work closely with French authorities to get a grip on the crisis.... 7/31/2015 12:19 PM

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