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UK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heath
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's police watchdog said Monday that it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.... 8/3/2015 1:12 PM

China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.... 8/3/2015 1:11 PM

Indian Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder'
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The speaker of India's Parliament on Monday barred 25 opposition legislators from its sessions for the rest of the week for causing "grave disorder" after they created noisy scenes.... 8/3/2015 12:57 PM

Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase
MADRID (AP) -- A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.... 8/3/2015 12:57 PM

German gov't stresses press freedom amid treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff stressed the German government's commitment to protecting press freedom Monday in the wake of a much-criticized decision by federal prosecutors to open a treason investigation against two journalists.... 8/3/2015 12:50 PM

Pelosi praises papal climate encyclical during Italy visit
MILAN (AP) -- Leading U.S. Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Monday called the pope's climate encyclical `'an important new effective asset" in pushing forward policy to slow global warming by bringing aboard a new audience.... 8/3/2015 12:46 PM

Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian soldiers have begun building a fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.... 8/3/2015 12:43 PM

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area
BAGO, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.... 8/3/2015 12:38 PM

Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 17 people
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 17 people on Monday, activists said.... 8/3/2015 12:37 PM

Malaysian agency: money in Najib's accounts came from donors
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's anti-corruption agency says $700 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts came from donations, not from a debt-ridden state investment fund.... 8/3/2015 12:34 PM

India orders telecoms to block more than 850 adult websites
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has ordered Internet service providers to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social decency.... 8/3/2015 12:33 PM

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.... 8/3/2015 12:30 PM

Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online
JERUSALEM (AP) -- One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National Library of Israel said Monday.... 8/3/2015 12:22 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 12:12 PM

Europe stocks rise despite Greece plunge; Asia closes down
BEIJING (AP) -- European stocks mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark, which reopened after a five-week shutdown. Asian shares closed lower on evidence of weakness in Chinese manufacturing.... 8/3/2015 12:09 PM

Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country's health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District.... 8/3/2015 12:07 PM

Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil
ROME (AP) -- Italian investigators say they've discovered how the No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on Sicilian sheep ranches.... 8/3/2015 12:03 PM

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment.... 8/3/2015 11:59 AM

German ex-jihadi says he'll tell 'truth' on Islamic State
BERLIN (AP) -- A 26-year-old German ex-jihadi says he plans to reveal details about the inner workings of the Islamic State group "so that the world knows the truth."... 8/3/2015 11:54 AM

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.... 8/3/2015 11:45 AM



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