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Indicted Russian's family claim his innocence
MOSCOW (AP) -- Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear incarceration will kill him.... 7/11/2014 4:54 AM

Lebanese rockets hit Israel in offensive's 4th day
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Gaza rocket fire struck a gas station and set it ablaze Friday in southern Israel, seriously wounding one person as rocket fire also came from Lebanon for the first time in the four-day offensive.... 7/11/2014 4:48 AM

7 injured, no gorings in 5th Pamplona bull run
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- An American and a Briton were among seven people injured Friday as hundreds of daredevils took part in the fifth running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival in Pamplona.... 7/11/2014 4:45 AM

Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic will finally have a place to mourn her family on Friday.... 7/11/2014 4:37 AM

Troubled Lisbon bank insists it is healthy
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's biggest bank has dismissed speculation that it is at risk from potential debt defaults by other companies in its financial and industrial group - an assurance that helped stabilize jittery European stock markets.... 7/11/2014 4:37 AM

Manila court enters not-guilty plea for senator
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court entered a not-guilty plea Friday for a senator and dictatorship-era martial law enforcer who has been detained on charges of economic plunder with two other colleagues, bringing the case a step closer to what would be the country's largest corruption trial in more than a decade.... 7/11/2014 4:34 AM

China tells reporters to work within state media
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the influence of social media.... 7/11/2014 4:29 AM

Polish government survives vote of confidence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's center-right government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk has survived a confidence vote called by the opposition over the leaked conversations of some leaders.... 7/11/2014 4:27 AM

Russia closes 3 border crossings with Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials say they have closed three major border crossings in the wake of heavy fighting in Ukraine.... 7/11/2014 4:16 AM

Japan seeks talks with China at November summit
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's top spokesman says the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November in Beijing would be a good opportunity for Japanese and Chinese leaders to hold their first talks in 1 1/2 years amid sour relations.... 7/11/2014 4:16 AM

Indian actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal dies
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who charmed viewers with her impish grin and twinkling eyes, has died of heart failure in New Delhi at age 102.... 7/11/2014 4:12 AM

India asks UN group to vacate rent-free office
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's new Hindu nationalist government has asked a U.N. body overseeing military activity in the troubled Kashmir region to vacate a government bungalow in the middle of the capital that is has been using rent-free for 40 years.... 7/11/2014 3:59 AM

Sobbing Japanese politician tenders resignation
TOKYO (AP) -- A local Japanese politician, who was seen sobbing over dubious spending in a video that went viral, resigned Friday.... 7/11/2014 3:49 AM

Police helicopter crashes in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonian authorities say a police helicopter crashed overnight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board.... 7/11/2014 3:30 AM

At least 1 dead reported in Turkish gas explosion
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Officials say a gas explosion in southwestern Turkey has killed one person and injured 25 others.... 7/11/2014 3:26 AM

In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control.... 7/11/2014 3:25 AM

Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health.... 7/11/2014 3:04 AM

Dubai airport soars in rankings of world's busiest
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Now that he's had a taste of running the world's busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an even bigger prize: beating Atlanta for the title of busiest airport on the planet.... 7/11/2014 3:01 AM

In South Korea, ex-spy remains stuck in the cold
GUNPO, South Korea (AP) -- Once their espionage cases are resolved, some former North Korean spies find that life in the South can be pretty good. They write books, land TV gigs, work for think tanks and in general benefit from their new home's fascination with their old homeland.... 7/11/2014 2:42 AM

China's west jails 32 people for terror content
BEIJING (AP) -- Courts in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for terror charges stemming from downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday.... 7/11/2014 2:32 AM