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Europe stocks rise despite Greece plunge; Asia closes down
BEIJING (AP) -- European stocks mostly rose, shrugging off a 22 percent plunge in the Athens benchmark, which reopened after a five-week shutdown. Asian shares closed lower on evidence of weakness in Chinese manufacturing.... 8/3/2015 12:09 PM

Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country's health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District.... 8/3/2015 12:07 PM

Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil
ROME (AP) -- Italian investigators say they've discovered how the No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on Sicilian sheep ranches.... 8/3/2015 12:03 PM

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment.... 8/3/2015 11:59 AM

Pelosi praises papal climate encyclical during Italy visit
MILAN (AP) -- Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has called the papal climate encyclical `'an important, new, effective asset" in pushing forward policy to combat climate change.... 8/3/2015 11:57 AM

India orders telecoms to block more than 850 adult websites
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has ordered Internet service providers to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government describes as a way to protect social decency.... 8/3/2015 11:57 AM

German ex-jihadi says he'll tell 'truth' on Islamic State
BERLIN (AP) -- A 26-year-old German ex-jihadi says he plans to reveal details about the inner workings of the Islamic State group "so that the world knows the truth."... 8/3/2015 11:54 AM

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A Mali resident says at least 10 soldiers were killed when armed men attacked an army post in a northern village.... 8/3/2015 11:46 AM

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.... 8/3/2015 11:45 AM

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area
BAGO, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that could have consequences in this November's general election.... 8/3/2015 11:44 AM

UN agency for Palestinians says school closures loom
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees says a $101 million funding gap could keep 500,000 Palestinian students out of school this fall.... 8/3/2015 11:36 AM

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's s stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.... 8/3/2015 11:22 AM

Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday.... 8/3/2015 11:11 AM

Israel: Thousands of rare Hebrew texts soon available online
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel will soon make one of the world's oldest surviving Hebrew bibles, dating back more than 1,000 years, available online.... 8/3/2015 11:08 AM

Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase
MADRID (AP) -- Authorities say a Moroccan man has died from suffocation while being smuggled by his brother into Spain inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing.... 8/3/2015 11:08 AM

German immigrant population at 10.9M, highest since 2005
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say the number of immigrants living in the country reached 10.9 million last year - a million more than three years earlier, and the highest figure since they started compiling numbers a decade ago.... 8/3/2015 10:51 AM

Russian forces kill 6 suspected militants in North Caucasus
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces have killed six suspected militants in the North Caucasus.... 8/3/2015 10:48 AM

Poland seeks to move graves to reach remains of WWII heroes
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish history institute is seeking to exhume and move the graves of 194 communist-era figures in order to reach the remains buried below - World War II and independence heroes killed on orders from some of those officials.... 8/3/2015 10:46 AM

Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.... 8/3/2015 10:46 AM

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.... 8/3/2015 9:47 AM

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