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Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Croatia holds a military parade to mark the 20th anniversary of winning its independence from Serb-led Yugoslavia while Serbia mourns victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.... 8/4/2015 2:14 PM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government troops fought pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.... 8/4/2015 2:11 PM

Saudi court convicts ex-soldier of terrorism and joining IS
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Semi-official Saudi news websites say a former soldier has been found guilty of fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and has been sentenced to nine years in prison.... 8/4/2015 2:11 PM

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
BERLIN (AP) -- Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50 elephants, Swiss authorities said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 1:40 PM

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.... 8/4/2015 1:33 PM

Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions.... 8/4/2015 1:31 PM

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.... 8/4/2015 1:30 PM

US legislator: Nigeria's military needs training, not arms
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States is ready to provide military training to help Nigeria's battle against Islamic extremists, the leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation said here.... 8/4/2015 1:29 PM

Germany: 43 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- A fire and a subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg where plant oils were being stored left 43 people injured on Tuesday, authorities said.... 8/4/2015 1:13 PM

Wounded Burundi activist remains in hospital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A civic leader says a prominent Burundian rights activist who was shot and wounded Monday night remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his neck.... 8/4/2015 1:11 PM

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 1:10 PM

Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.... 8/4/2015 1:07 PM

Paratroopers compete in military games in Russia
RYAZAN, Russia (AP) -- Paratroopers from Russia, China and several other nations have shown their skills at military competitions in western Russia.... 8/4/2015 1:06 PM

AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's top diplomat on Tuesday called for a "serious dialogue" with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria's embattled government.... 8/4/2015 1:03 PM

German prosecutor accuses gov't of meddling in treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's chief federal prosecutor is accusing the government of interfering in a much-criticized treason investigation against two journalists.... 8/4/2015 1:02 PM

Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of plummeting bank shares.... 8/4/2015 12:59 PM

Chechnya opens its first beach for women
GROZNY, Russia (AP) -- Authorities in Chechnya have opened the first women-only beach in the mostly Muslim region.... 8/4/2015 12:59 PM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 12:52 PM

In Egypt, disaffected youth increasingly drawn to extremism
CAIRO (AP) -- The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.... 8/4/2015 12:52 PM

China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk last year, killing more than 300 people. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday.... 8/4/2015 12:50 PM

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