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2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking
LONDON (AP) -- British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.... 7/30/2014 11:04 AM

Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.... 7/30/2014 11:02 AM

Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit.... 7/30/2014 10:55 AM

Leaders of Spain, Catalonia hold secession talks
MADRID (AP) -- The leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held firm in a meeting with Spain's prime minister on Wednesday, saying he intends to push ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's vows to stop it from happening.... 7/30/2014 10:53 AM

Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.... 7/30/2014 10:47 AM

Fiat 2Q profits drop by 55 percent
MILAN (AP) -- Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, says its second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America.... 7/30/2014 10:41 AM

US bars some Venezuela officials from US travel
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced new travel restrictions against Venezuelan officials believed to have committed human rights abuses during a spring crackdown on anti-government protests.... 7/30/2014 10:34 AM

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday.... 7/30/2014 10:27 AM

Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors.... 7/30/2014 10:20 AM

Islamist leader backs fight to take Libya airport
CAIRO (AP) -- The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Libya says an attack by militias on the capital's airport is a "legitimate" response to an offensive by a renegade general against Islamists.... 7/30/2014 10:18 AM

Greece: Farm owner cleared over migrant shootings
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A court in southern Greece on Wednesday convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared.... 7/30/2014 10:12 AM

Poll: Turks divided on Erdogan before election
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turks are divided on how they feel about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his bid to become president in an upcoming election, and about their country's direction, according to an opinion poll published Wednesday.... 7/30/2014 10:11 AM

No2 Irish bank profitable for 1st time since 2008
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's second-largest bank, Allied Irish Banks, has returned to profit for the first time since a 2008 property crash pushed the nation to the brink of bankruptcy.... 7/30/2014 10:06 AM

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism
BEIJING (AP) -- An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country's far west.... 7/30/2014 9:54 AM

British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls during layovers.... 7/30/2014 9:35 AM

Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.... 7/30/2014 9:06 AM

Britain to test driverless cars next year
LONDON (AP) -- British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January... 7/30/2014 8:54 AM

Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt is causing a stir at the Commonwealth Games.... 7/30/2014 8:49 AM

Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.... 7/30/2014 8:48 AM

Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Wednesday said his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis remaining in those areas to take up arms against the insurgents.... 7/30/2014 8:47 AM