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Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie
BEIJING (AP) -- Action star Jackie Chan says that he intends to work with his son on a movie and an album as the pair mend their relationship after Jaycee was locked up on a drugs charge.... 8/3/2015 2:12 PM

Sierra Leone concerns grow from new case, as CDC head visits
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili District after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, an official said.... 8/3/2015 1:59 PM

UK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heath
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's police watchdog said Monday that it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.... 8/3/2015 1:57 PM

Troop reinforcements head to key rebel-held base in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni military officials say hundreds of troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers are pushing north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes clear the path for their advance.... 8/3/2015 1:55 PM

German mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showers
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court says a municipal bus mechanic can have hundreds of euros (dollars) in back pay for time spent changing into his work clothes - but not for time he spent showering.... 8/3/2015 1:49 PM

Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 27 people
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said.... 8/3/2015 1:46 PM

Malaysian agency: Money in Najib's accounts came from donors
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's anti-corruption agency said Monday that $700 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts came from donations, not from a debt-ridden state investment fund.... 8/3/2015 1:43 PM

Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil
ROME (AP) -- The No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on sheep ranches and comes and goes from Sicily, possibly thanks to high-level protection, investigators said Monday after nabbing some of his alleged accomplices.... 8/3/2015 1:41 PM

In Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the state
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Fearing the power of their patriotism, Poland's communist leaders killed World War II heroes and anti-communist activists and dumped their bodies secretly in mass graves, hoping they would be forgotten. They were topped with new graves.... 8/3/2015 1:22 PM

China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.... 8/3/2015 1:11 PM

Indian Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder'
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The speaker of India's Parliament on Monday barred 25 opposition legislators from its sessions for the rest of the week for causing "grave disorder" after they created noisy scenes.... 8/3/2015 12:57 PM

Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase
MADRID (AP) -- A Moroccan man died from suffocation while being smuggled into Spain by his brother inside a suitcase that was in the trunk of a car on a ferry crossing, authorities said Monday.... 8/3/2015 12:57 PM

German gov't stresses press freedom amid treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff stressed the German government's commitment to protecting press freedom Monday in the wake of a much-criticized decision by federal prosecutors to open a treason investigation against two journalists.... 8/3/2015 12:50 PM

Pelosi praises papal climate encyclical during Italy visit
MILAN (AP) -- Leading U.S. Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Monday called the pope's climate encyclical `'an important new effective asset" in pushing forward policy to slow global warming by bringing aboard a new audience.... 8/3/2015 12:46 PM

Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian soldiers have begun building a fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.... 8/3/2015 12:43 PM

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 12:38 PM

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 has described as a way to protect social decency.... 8/3/2015 12:33 PM

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece'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 12:30 PM

Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online
JERUSALEM (AP) -- One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National Library of Israel said Monday.... 8/3/2015 12:22 PM

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.... 8/3/2015 12:12 PM



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