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Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries.... 7/29/2014 4:41 AM

Australia plans to arrest 2 Middle East fighters
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.... 7/29/2014 4:36 AM

Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.... 7/29/2014 4:29 AM

China to put Glaxo investigators on trial Aug. 8
BEIJING (AP) -- A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.... 7/29/2014 4:24 AM

Synagogue in Germany attacked
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight, but nobody was injured.... 7/29/2014 4:22 AM

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.... 7/29/2014 4:12 AM

Iran leader calls for arming Gaza to fight Israel
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader says Muslims from all over the world should help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.... 7/29/2014 4:08 AM

EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.... 7/29/2014 4:01 AM

Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent net profit drop
BERLIN (AP) -- Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by what it described as higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting the markets.... 7/29/2014 3:49 AM

Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.... 7/29/2014 3:41 AM

Asia stocks widen gains ahead of US, China data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday with the South Korean stock market closing at a three-year high ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.... 7/29/2014 3:37 AM

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city.... 7/29/2014 3:27 AM

AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:44 AM

Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss banking giant UBS AG reported a 15 percent jump Tuesday in second-quarter net profit compared to a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.... 7/29/2014 2:24 AM

PHOTO: NKorea reopens international camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:17 AM

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.... 7/29/2014 2:15 AM

California governor sets more talks on migrants
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown will take another break in his trade visit to Mexico to talk about immigration reform with religious leaders from Latin America on Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 12:01 AM

UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.... 7/28/2014 10:59 PM

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.... 7/28/2014 10:31 PM

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Monday welcomed agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists and called on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting August 17.... 7/28/2014 8:16 PM