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21 feared buried in mudslide in India's remote northeast
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Police say they're searching for 21 people feared buried in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region.... 8/1/2015 3:35 PM


BALMA, France (AP) -- Suspected flight 370 wing flap arrives at French testing facility near Toulouse.... 8/1/2015 3:31 PM

1,300 march in Berlin in support of 2 journalists
BERLIN (AP) -- Some 1,300 people have rallied in Berlin in support of two journalists who prosecutors are investigating for treason over two reports revealing authorities' plans to expand surveillance of online communication.... 8/1/2015 3:22 PM

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.... 8/1/2015 3:21 PM

Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection he has had for several weeks.... 8/1/2015 3:18 PM

Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) -- Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left their headquarters, activists said Saturday.... 8/1/2015 3:18 PM

UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) -- Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.... 8/1/2015 3:00 PM

Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.... 8/1/2015 2:57 PM

Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico
PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) -- A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.... 8/1/2015 2:55 PM

Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.... 8/1/2015 2:43 PM

Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.... 8/1/2015 2:21 PM

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.... 8/1/2015 2:18 PM

Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy
PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) -- Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.... 8/1/2015 2:14 PM

Display plane crashes during car show in England
LONDON (AP) -- Witnesses say a display plane has crashed during a car and music show in northwest England. There was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot or injuries among spectators.... 8/1/2015 2:05 PM

South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.... 8/1/2015 2:03 PM

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap being taken to French site
BALMA, France (AP) -- Representatives of the world's media gathered Saturday outside a French defense site in Balma in southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 8/1/2015 2:00 PM

Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more flooding; 9 dead
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary shelters, officials said Saturday.... 8/1/2015 1:58 PM

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.... 8/1/2015 1:47 PM

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.... 8/1/2015 1:44 PM

Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite rebels there, authorities said.... 8/1/2015 1:24 PM



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