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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 divided Kashmir to vacate a government bungalow in the heart of the nation's capital that it has used rent-free for 40 years.... 7/11/2014 6:16 AM

Malfunction forces Czech nuclear reactor shut down
PRAGUE (AP) -- An official says a Czech nuclear power plant has shut down one of its two reactors due to a fault on a cooling water pump.... 7/11/2014 6:12 AM

Roadside bombing kills 7 Afghan police officers
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Authorities in Afghanistan say a roadside bombing has killed seven police officers in a western province.... 7/11/2014 6:11 AM

German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's foreign minister said Friday he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship "on an honest basis" after asking Washington's top spy to leave.... 7/11/2014 6:09 AM

Police helicopter crashes in Macedonia, killing 4
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- A Macedonian police helicopter crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board, authorities said Friday.... 7/11/2014 6:05 AM

Portuguese bank says it's healthy, markets steady
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Senior Portuguese officials gave assurances Friday about the soundness of Portugal's biggest bank, seeking to defuse tension after world markets went into a spin over fears that Banco Espirito Santo's troubles could reignite Europe's financial difficulties.... 7/11/2014 6:05 AM

4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.... 7/11/2014 6:01 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 5:58 AM

Japan seeks talks with China at November summit
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's top government spokesman said Friday that an Asian regional summit in Beijing this November would be a good opportunity for the leaders of Japan and China to hold their first talks ever amid sour relations.... 7/11/2014 5:58 AM

Turkish gas explosion kills 1, injures 36
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A gas explosion in a bakery in southwest Turkey killed one person and injured 36 others on Friday, the country's emergency management agency said.... 7/11/2014 5:55 AM

Sobbing Japanese politician tenders resignation
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese politician who was seen sobbing over dubious spending in a video that went viral resigned Friday.... 7/11/2014 5:50 AM

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 5:19 AM

Trial: dengue shot offers some protection
LONDON (AP) -- The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.... 7/11/2014 5:10 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

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

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