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2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Friday.... 7/3/2015 11:27 AM

IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.... 7/3/2015 11:22 AM

Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.... 7/3/2015 11:17 AM

Bangkok-bound flight from China makes emergency landing
BEIJING (AP) -- A Bangkok-bound flight operated by a Chinese airline made an emergency landing Friday afternoon after an engine fire warning lit up, China Southern Airlines said.... 7/3/2015 11:15 AM

Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing's municipal government says air pollution in the capital improved during the first six months of 2015.... 7/3/2015 11:13 AM

The Latest: EU exec says 'no' vote would hurt Greek position
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes and upcoming referendum (all times local):... 7/3/2015 11:12 AM

Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in Myanmar ordered a man linked to a 2013 bombing at one of the country's most prestigious hotels to serve life imprisonment plus five years of hard labor.... 7/3/2015 11:06 AM

Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister says he's hoping that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones can be clarified "as quickly as possible."... 7/3/2015 11:06 AM

Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post.... 7/3/2015 11:04 AM

All aboard capsized Philippine ferry accounted for; 45 dead
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rescue workers are winding down the search for survivors and bodies aboard a ferry that capsized shortly after departing from a central Philippine port, leaving 45 people dead.... 7/3/2015 11:04 AM

US official: China, US working to end ivory trade
BEIJING (AP) -- The United States and China want to increase cooperation in fighting wildlife trafficking and are working to end commercial ivory trading, a U.S. Cabinet secretary said Friday.... 7/3/2015 10:58 AM

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure
PARIS (AP) -- Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.... 7/3/2015 10:52 AM

Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free
BANGKOK (AP) -- A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday.... 7/3/2015 10:51 AM

AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.... 7/3/2015 10:46 AM

Turkey's Erdogan dedicates new mosque to the people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated a mosque on the grounds of his gigantic palace complex and opened it to the public in an apparent effort to stave off more criticism over his spending.... 7/3/2015 10:43 AM

Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote.... 7/3/2015 10:35 AM

UN agency worries as Hungary rushes to tighten asylum rules
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency says changes to Hungary's asylum system being rushed through parliament and the government's plan to build a fence on the border with Serbia could have "fatal consequences" for refugees fleeing war.... 7/3/2015 10:30 AM

Syrian boy clinging underneath truck at Romanian border
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Border police say they have found a 12-year-old Syrian boy and two Syrian men hidden under a truck who tried to illegally enter Romania.... 7/3/2015 10:29 AM

WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no
PARIS (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France.... 7/3/2015 10:19 AM

UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe
VIENNA (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency tasked with monitoring any Iran nuclear deal is suggesting that a meeting with Iran's president has done little to advance his probe of alleged work by Tehran on an atomic weapon.... 7/3/2015 10:11 AM



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