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Gypsies' plight emphasized on Roma Holocaust Day
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Europe's top human right official drew attention to the abuses and discrimination faced by the Roma minority as Europe commemorated the tens of thousands of Gypsies killed during World War II.... 8/2/2015 7:07 PM

Monsoon rains kill more than 90 people in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's Home Ministry says heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 90 people in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps.... 8/2/2015 6:58 PM

Journalist slain in Mexico City had signs of torture
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A group advocating for journalistic freedom says a photographer who was found slain in Mexico City had been tortured before his death.... 8/2/2015 6:54 PM

Iran's president says nuclear deal achieves goals
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country achieved its main goals in the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last month.... 8/2/2015 6:54 PM

Nuns' tipoff leads Spanish police to arrest 212 for fraud
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).... 8/2/2015 6:51 PM

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a gynecological oncologist from Pennsylvania on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.... 8/2/2015 6:44 PM

Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader's successor, indicating widening rifts within the militant group as it weighs whether to revive peace talks or intensify its 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan.... 8/2/2015 6:39 PM

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.... 8/2/2015 6:18 PM

Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured on Sunday when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said.... 8/2/2015 5:56 PM

Yemen's pro-government fighters get arms shipments
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday.... 8/2/2015 5:54 PM

IOC to test Rio's Olympic water venues for viruses
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will begin testing for disease causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.... 8/2/2015 5:34 PM

Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's army is reviewing the courts-martial of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday.... 8/2/2015 5:20 PM

Italy honors Australian aviator killed in '33 Tuscany crash
ROME (AP) -- An Australian aviation pioneer has been honored with a memorial stone and a hiking path in the Apennine mountains, where he died in a plane crash in 1933.... 8/2/2015 5:11 PM

Canada PM triggers election with vote in October
TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.... 8/2/2015 5:03 PM

84-year-old Spanish yachtsman rescued from sea after 4 hours
MADRID (AP) -- An 84-year-old yacht owner who was knocked into the storm-tossed Mediterranean Sea by a swinging boom and survived more than four hours in the water is still keen to compete in a race, event organizers said Sunday.... 8/2/2015 5:00 PM

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72
LONDON (AP) -- Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72.... 8/2/2015 4:46 PM

Russian police detain several gay activists
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Police in St. Petersburg on Sunday detained several gay activists who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.... 8/2/2015 4:39 PM

Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian military helicopter from an elite aerobatic squadron crashed Sunday during an air show, killing one pilot and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said, the latest in a series of accidents that have dogged the nation's air force this year.... 8/2/2015 4:27 PM

Myanmar's president visits area worst-hit by flooding
KALAY, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's president on Sunday visited one of the worst-hit areas of the flood-stricken country, saying that water levels are slowly receding and that he hopes people can soon return to their homes.... 8/2/2015 4:00 PM

Iran cuts welfare rolls to ease budget crisis
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Sunday it will stop giving cash handouts to another million of its wealthiest citizens in order to ease a budget crisis caused in part by plunging oil prices and sanctions linked to its disputed nuclear program.... 8/2/2015 3:46 PM



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