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UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.... 8/3/2015 8:49 PM

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.... 8/3/2015 8:48 PM

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday.... 8/3/2015 8:43 PM

Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The government of Puerto Rico has confirmed that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment that was due Saturday, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.... 8/3/2015 8:36 PM

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.... 8/3/2015 8:19 PM

Chile poll: Bachelet's approval rating at new low
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The approval rating of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is at its lowest level since she returned to the office last year, a poll said Monday.... 8/3/2015 8:18 PM

Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A whale has appeared in a port at one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while attracting hundreds of onlookers.... 8/3/2015 8:02 PM

Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao has signed a deal with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city's sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.... 8/3/2015 8:00 PM

Here are the 17 new UN development goals for 2030
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The 193 member states of the United Nations have agreed on 17 new development goals to be achieved by 2030.... 8/3/2015 7:52 PM

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece suffered its worst stock market bloodbath in decades on Monday, when it opened after a forced five-week closure, and new data showed a dismal outlook for the bailout-dependent country's shrinking economy.... 8/3/2015 7:37 PM

Ethiopia jails 18 Muslims over alleged terror
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A court in Ethiopia has handed jail terms ranging from seven to 22 years against 18 Muslims who were convicted on terror charges, including allegedly attempting to establish a religious government.... 8/3/2015 7:12 PM

Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan election officials rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate Monday for upcoming congressional elections.... 8/3/2015 7:04 PM

Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city toppled onto a row of buildings, a fire department spokesman said.... 8/3/2015 7:01 PM

Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.... 8/3/2015 6:58 PM

Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.... 8/3/2015 6:54 PM

Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion).... 8/3/2015 6:51 PM

Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.... 8/3/2015 6:48 PM

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said.... 8/3/2015 6:46 PM

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.... 8/3/2015 6:39 PM

Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday.... 8/3/2015 6:35 PM



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