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South Africa park where lion killed American stays open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African wildlife park where a lion killed an American woman has remained open and is "operating as usual," an official said on Tuesday... 6/2/2015 10:49 AM

Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president is suing the country's opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that bathrooms in his 1,115-room palace had gold-plated seats.... 6/2/2015 10:48 AM

Russian missile maker: MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system says it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn't in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.... 6/2/2015 10:42 AM

Former UK Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy dies at 55
LONDON (AP) -- Charles Kennedy was a rare thing - a genuinely popular British politician - and brought his Liberal Democrat party record success before his leadership was cut short by alcoholism.... 6/2/2015 10:38 AM

FIFA says Valcke not behind $10m payment in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body, FIFA defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by distancing him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.... 6/2/2015 10:37 AM

Egypt arrests 2 top Islamists, sets date for Morsi sentence
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has arrested two senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders, an official said as a court on Tuesday set a date for next week on its final ruling following the death sentence recently handed down to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Islamist group.... 6/2/2015 10:32 AM

Militant attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by Brown University warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion overthrew the Taliban regime and sparked an insurgency.... 6/2/2015 10:30 AM

Abu Dhabi's Etihad hits back at unfair competition charges
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, has formally submitted a document to the United States government rebutting allegations by U.S. carriers that it receives unfair subsidies.... 6/2/2015 10:29 AM


MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian maker of the Buk missile says MH17 shot down by older missile, in Ukrainian service.... 6/2/2015 10:27 AM

South Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.... 6/2/2015 10:17 AM

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end Putin propaganda
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- A former "Kremlin troll" is suing her old employer to shut down what she describes as a "factory" churning out Internet propaganda defending Russian President Vladimir Putin.... 6/2/2015 10:16 AM

Boko Haram attacks northeast city again, jet fighter deploys
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram early Tuesday attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, according to residents awakened by booming explosions, heavy gunfire and the screech of a jet fighter.... 6/2/2015 10:05 AM

Greece has submitted draft bailout plan to creditors
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its creditors, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, as Athens seeks a deal that will unlock desperately needed rescue money.... 6/2/2015 10:03 AM

Israeli military punishes soldier for eating a pork sandwich
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A U.S.-born Israeli soldier is deep in the mud after pigging out during training.... 6/2/2015 9:58 AM

Paris police evacuate 100s of migrants in tent camp
PARIS (AP) -- Paris police started evacuating hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a tent camp near a major train station and tourist area - a patch of increasingly crowded pavement that has become a symbol of Europe's struggle in facing a surge of migrants.... 6/2/2015 9:55 AM

Spanish royals in Paris for visit; will honor crash workers
PARIS (AP) -- Spanish flags are lining Paris avenues as the French capital hosts Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia for a state visit that was delayed because of a deadly plane crash in March involving dozens of Spanish victims.... 6/2/2015 9:51 AM

Prince Charles launches foundation to support rural life
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Britain's Prince Charles has long been enamored of Romania's rural traditions and now he's set up a foundation to protect and promote them.... 6/2/2015 9:50 AM

Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck to be remembered
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Amid rain and wind, South African and American researchers held memorial service for slaves who died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank while sailing to Brazil in 1794.... 6/2/2015 9:49 AM

Israeli bank chief warns about demographic economic fallout
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's central bank chief said Monday that demographic changes such as aging and the growth of Arab and ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations were threatening the country's long-term growth prospects and called for a continued increase in their employment.... 6/2/2015 9:45 AM

India's central bank cuts key interest rate to boost growth
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's central bank cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday, the third such reduction this year in support of government efforts to boost growth.... 6/2/2015 9:36 AM



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