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Mexico: Death toll 23 after truck hits religious procession
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities have raised the death toll to 23 in a central Mexico town where a truck lost control and slammed into a religious procession.... 7/30/2015 4:11 PM

UN adopts resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly has unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected lion in Zimbabwe.... 7/30/2015 3:59 PM

The Latest: MH370 passenger's sister skeptical about wing
PARIS (AP) -- Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):... 7/30/2015 3:58 PM

Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.... 7/30/2015 3:53 PM

US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package.... 7/30/2015 3:42 PM

Trump turns golf trip into extension of campaign trail
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) -- Donald Trump turned a brief trip to a golf tournament in Scotland into an extension of his presidential campaign trail when he attended the Women's British Open at his plush Turnberry resort on Thursday.... 7/30/2015 3:37 PM

Al-Qaida kills 6 captured Yemeni rebels north of Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials and witnesses say al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden.... 7/30/2015 3:33 PM

Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, who led the group's self-styled Islamic emirate in the 1990s, sheltered al-Qaida through the 9/11 attacks and led a 14-year insurgency against U.S. and NATO troops.... 7/30/2015 3:27 PM

Royal Bank of Scotland reports rise in 2nd quarter profits
LONDON (AP) -- Second-quarter profit at taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland rose 27 percent, it announced Thursday, but warned the cost of past scandals may continue to weigh on earnings.... 7/30/2015 3:21 PM

British teen convicted of planning college massacre
LONDON (AP) -- A British teenager has been convicted of planning a gun and bomb attack at his former college, buying a semi-automatic handgun and ammunition online to carry out a massacre.... 7/30/2015 3:17 PM

Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain
PARIS (AP) -- Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded.... 7/30/2015 3:16 PM

OPEC chief expects oil prices to stabilize
MOSCOW (AP) -- OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.... 7/30/2015 3:05 PM

Lawyer: No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe prosecutors Thursday are still trying to figure out how to charge one of the suspects in the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist that has outraged animal lovers.... 7/30/2015 3:02 PM

Serbia lottery chief resigns in live ticket draw scandal
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The head of Serbia's state lottery has resigned following allegations of a fraud during a live ticket draw this week.... 7/30/2015 3:01 PM

Poland's future president wants more NATO presence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee.... 7/30/2015 2:57 PM

South Sudan soldiers accused of stealing relief food
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Soldiers believed to be with the South Sudanese army and allied militia stole relief supplies and killed seven people in an attack on a rebel-held part of Unity state, a local official said Thursday.... 7/30/2015 2:46 PM

Landslides bury Nepal villages, killing at least 30 people
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Landslides caused by heavy rains buried several mountain villages in Nepal on Thursday, killing at least 30 people, and bad weather was hampering the search for others, authorities said.... 7/30/2015 2:44 PM

Activists: Al-Qaida abducts US-backed Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say a leader and six members of a U.S.-backed rebel group have been abducted in northern Syria, most likely by the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front.... 7/30/2015 2:37 PM

Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs.... 7/30/2015 2:35 PM

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.... 7/30/2015 2:31 PM

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