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Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: training to fight IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group.... 7/28/2015 6:50 AM

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.... 7/28/2015 6:43 AM

Explosion shuts down Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas.... 7/28/2015 6:30 AM

Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half
TOKYO (AP) -- Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.... 7/28/2015 6:20 AM

IOC urges US to come up with another bid city for 2024 Games
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.... 7/28/2015 6:01 AM

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.... 7/28/2015 5:57 AM

Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery.... 7/28/2015 5:22 AM

China stocks volatile after big fall, Hong Kong rebounds
BEIJING (AP) -- Shanghai stocks were volatile Tuesday after falling the most in eight years the day before while other Asian markets also flitted between gains and losses.... 7/28/2015 5:09 AM

IOC meetings begin, 2022 Winter Games venue top of agenda
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee executive board meetings have begun, setting the stage for Friday's vote to decide which city will host the 2022 Winter Games.... 7/28/2015 4:31 AM

North Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal
BEIJING (AP) -- The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state."... 7/28/2015 4:26 AM

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged.... 7/28/2015 4:03 AM

Mexico struggles to clean seaweed surge from Cancun beaches
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities on Mexico's Caribbean coast said Monday they are redoubling efforts to remove tons of sargassum seaweed that has been washing ashore in recent weeks.... 7/28/2015 3:38 AM

US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border - a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.... 7/28/2015 3:31 AM

South Korea says MERS threat is over
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.... 7/28/2015 3:16 AM

Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."... 7/28/2015 2:53 AM

Australian charged after police say he planned to fight IS
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian man appeared in court Tuesday on terror charges after police say he tried to join Kurdish-aligned forces battling the Islamic State group in Iraq.... 7/28/2015 2:30 AM

Mexico national team coach allegedly hits TV journalist
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The coach of Mexico's national soccer team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games.... 7/28/2015 2:06 AM

Peru decrees warrantless geolocation tracking of cellphones
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peru's government on Monday ordered telecommunications companies to grant police warrantless access to cellphone users' locations and other call data in real time and store that data for three years, a decree that civil libertarians called an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.... 7/28/2015 1:26 AM

Mexico finds cocaine diluted in fruit shipment from Colombia
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Customs and law enforcement personnel in Mexico say they found an undetermined amount of cocaine dissolved in fruit pulp imported from Colombia.... 7/28/2015 12:05 AM

Some buses halt runs in El Salvador's capital after killings
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Some buses in the capital of El Salvador have stopped running after two drivers were killed and rumors circulated that the Central American country's "Mara" street gangs planned to burn buses.... 7/27/2015 11:58 PM

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