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Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy
PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) -- Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.... 8/1/2015 2:14 PM

Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.... 8/1/2015 2:06 PM

Display plane crashes during car show in England
LONDON (AP) -- Witnesses say a display plane has crashed during a car and music show in northwest England. There was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot or injuries among spectators.... 8/1/2015 2:05 PM

South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.... 8/1/2015 2:03 PM

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap being taken to French site
BALMA, France (AP) -- Representatives of the world's media gathered Saturday outside a French defense site in Balma in southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 8/1/2015 2:00 PM

Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more flooding; 9 dead
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary shelters, officials said Saturday.... 8/1/2015 1:58 PM

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.... 8/1/2015 1:47 PM

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.... 8/1/2015 1:44 PM

Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite rebels there, authorities said.... 8/1/2015 1:24 PM

Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left the area.... 8/1/2015 12:44 PM

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdish Workers Party to 'withdraw'
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdish Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.... 8/1/2015 12:31 PM

UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July
BAGHDAD (AP) -- At least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June, according to U.N. figures released Saturday.... 8/1/2015 12:11 PM

Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) -- Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead.... 8/1/2015 11:38 AM

Top Russian, US and Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his U.S. and Saudi counterparts.... 8/1/2015 11:27 AM

Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested
TOKYO (AP) -- The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.... 8/1/2015 10:24 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message.... 8/1/2015 10:00 AM

Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges
BEIJING (AP) -- Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.... 8/1/2015 8:50 AM

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.... 8/1/2015 8:11 AM

AP's Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years
BANGKOK (AP) -- Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the news agency.... 8/1/2015 6:56 AM

Turkey presses ahead with PKK raids amid calls for restraint
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint.... 8/1/2015 6:47 AM

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