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5 police forces probe Edward Heath sex abuse allegations
LONDON (AP) -- Five police forces in Britain are investigating sex abuse allegations against the late Edward Heath, as the probe into the former prime minister's past broadened.... 8/5/2015 8:50 AM

16 killed in Russia bus collision, more than 50 injured
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian health officials say two buses have collided in the far east of the country, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 50 others.... 8/5/2015 8:47 AM

Romania court rejects appeal by Lukoil manager in fraud case
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the general manager and six executives of Russian oil company Lukoil who have been indicted on tax evasion and money laundering charges.... 8/5/2015 8:32 AM

2 soldiers, 1 rebel killed in ambush in Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said.... 8/5/2015 8:29 AM

Report: Ai Weiwei says China promised he can return
BERLIN (AP) -- Artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities returned his passport with "almost no" strings attached and promised him that he can return to China.... 8/5/2015 8:21 AM

AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past.... 8/5/2015 8:07 AM

Free diver Natalia Molchanova remains missing off Spain
MADRID (AP) -- The search for free-diving great Natalia Molchanova was set to resume Wednesday with little hope remaining she would be found alive more than two days after disappearing off Spain's Balearic islands.... 8/5/2015 7:55 AM

Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's campaign against terrorism following last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.... 8/5/2015 7:34 AM

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud.... 8/5/2015 7:10 AM

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.... 8/5/2015 7:07 AM

At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 23 people capsizes
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two people died and 25 others were rescued after a passenger boat with about two dozen passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria, a police official said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 7:01 AM

18 Turkish journalists face prison for 'terror propaganda'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish prosecutors are seeking sentences of up to seven and a half years in prison for 18 journalists they accuse of engaging in terror propaganda for publishing photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who was killed in a failed hostage rescue operation in March.... 8/5/2015 6:54 AM

A look at Egypt's Suez Canal, past and present
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political unrest.... 8/5/2015 6:41 AM

AP PHOTOS: Hiroshima after the atomic bomb _ and today
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Last month, with a handful of black-and-white archival photos in hand, I set out with my camera to document how Hiroshima had changed, 70 years after the atomic bomb.... 8/5/2015 6:38 AM

Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.... 8/5/2015 6:27 AM

Widow of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Wednesday for a four-day visit.... 8/5/2015 6:14 AM

Asian stocks mostly higher as investors await US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low.... 8/5/2015 6:10 AM

China ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions
BEIJING (AP) -- A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general.... 8/5/2015 5:58 AM

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.... 8/5/2015 5:44 AM

At least 24 killed, 300 rescued after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains derailed minutes apart on flooded tracks on a bridge in central India, killing at least 24 people while more than 300 have been rescued, officials said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 5:36 AM

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