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Germany: 43 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- A fire and a subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg where plant oils were being stored left 43 people injured on Tuesday, authorities said.... 8/4/2015 1:13 PM

Wounded Burundi activist remains in hospital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A civic leader says a prominent Burundian rights activist who was shot and wounded Monday night remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his neck.... 8/4/2015 1:11 PM

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 1:10 PM

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An Israel-based civil rights group is trying to seize a North Korean ship being held in Mexico in a rare effort to make Pyongyang pay at least part of a rare $330 million U.S. District Court judgment against it.... 8/4/2015 1:08 PM

Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.... 8/4/2015 1:07 PM

Paratroopers compete in military games in Russia
RYAZAN, Russia (AP) -- Paratroopers from Russia, China and several other nations have shown their skills at military competitions in western Russia.... 8/4/2015 1:06 PM

AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's top diplomat on Tuesday called for a "serious dialogue" with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria's embattled government.... 8/4/2015 1:03 PM

German prosecutor accuses gov't of meddling in treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's chief federal prosecutor is accusing the government of interfering in a much-criticized treason investigation against two journalists.... 8/4/2015 1:02 PM

Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of plummeting bank shares.... 8/4/2015 12:59 PM

Chechnya opens its first beach for women
GROZNY, Russia (AP) -- Authorities in Chechnya have opened the first women-only beach in the mostly Muslim region.... 8/4/2015 12:59 PM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 12:52 PM

In Egypt, disaffected youth increasingly drawn to extremism
CAIRO (AP) -- The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.... 8/4/2015 12:52 PM

China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk last year, killing more than 300 people. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday.... 8/4/2015 12:50 PM

Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The international uproar over an American hunter's killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe comes amid an intensifying debate over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions in neighboring South Africa.... 8/4/2015 12:48 PM

US legislator: Nigerian military needs training, not arms
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation says the United States is ready to provide training to Nigeria to aid its battle against Islamic extremists.... 8/4/2015 12:43 PM

Afghan Taliban deny 'propaganda' about succession crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday urged followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures in their movement following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and to unite behind his chosen successor.... 8/4/2015 12:29 PM

Myanmar floods move downriver, risking more populated areas
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Waters from badly flooded central and northern Myanmar were flowing down rivers to more populated areas, risking new devastation, relief officials warned Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 12:24 PM

Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report for a week
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian government official said Tuesday the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week's time, loosening restrictions on a news organization often vilified in local media amid signs of warming diplomatic ties to Britain.... 8/4/2015 12:06 PM

AP PHOTOS: Photographer gives Tour de France fans a face
PARIS (AP) -- Associated Press photographer Laurent Cipriani has been covering the Tour de France since 2011, taking hundreds of pictures to tell the story of cycling's biggest race.... 8/4/2015 11:58 AM

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
BERLIN (AP) -- Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50 elephants, Swiss authorities said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 11:51 AM

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