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Turkish deputy PM in new sexist gaffe
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Women legislators are demanding that Turkey's deputy prime minister offers an apology for telling a legislator that she should be quiet because she is a woman.... 7/29/2015 4:42 PM

UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. point man on Syria said Wednesday it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and invited Syrians to hold intensive preparatory talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.... 7/29/2015 4:38 PM

Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone.... 7/29/2015 4:38 PM

UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.... 7/29/2015 4:32 PM

Upstart Corbyn made favorite in UK Labour leadership race
LONDON (AP) -- One of Britain's biggest unions has backed left-wing contender Jeremy Corbyn to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party, and a major bookmaker has made the former outsider odds-on favorite to win the contest.... 7/29/2015 4:31 PM

Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president
GENEVA (AP) -- Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."... 7/29/2015 4:19 PM

Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq.... 7/29/2015 4:05 PM

Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about.... 7/29/2015 4:04 PM

Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.... 7/29/2015 4:02 PM

Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.... 7/29/2015 3:49 PM

UK man found guilty of attempt to buy deadly ricin online
LONDON (AP) -- A British software programmer has been convicted of trying to obtain a chemical weapon after he attempted to buy enough ricin over the Internet to kill hundreds of people.... 7/29/2015 3:45 PM

Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants carrying out suicide bombings across the region.... 7/29/2015 3:25 PM

Reports: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- An Israeli drone attack in southern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three pro-government gunmen, an activist group and a Lebanese TV station reported.... 7/29/2015 3:14 PM

Portuguese government suggests employees start pedaling
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The Portuguese government is recommending its staff try cycling in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money on gas.... 7/29/2015 3:05 PM

Poland's richest businessman, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, who made his fortune during Poland's economic transformations, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.... 7/29/2015 2:54 PM

Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Back-to-back suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, officials said, as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory under the extremists' control.... 7/29/2015 2:48 PM

British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat.... 7/29/2015 2:42 PM

Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup
LONDON (AP) -- This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal.... 7/29/2015 2:32 PM

Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- France sought Wednesday to relaunch diplomatic ties with Iran in the hope of boosting business in the country, following a key nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers reached earlier this month.... 7/29/2015 2:29 PM

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
PIONKI, Poland (AP) -- Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as "junk contracts."... 7/29/2015 2:28 PM

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