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Iran leader calls for arming Gaza to fight Israel
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.... 7/29/2014 5:39 AM

EU envoys meeting on tougher Russia sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions on Russia.... 7/29/2014 5:37 AM

Australia plans to arrest 2 Middle East fighters
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.... 7/29/2014 5:31 AM

Asia stocks up, Europe subdued before US data
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks extended gains Tuesday ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week while European markets were subdued amid the possibility of new sanctions against Russia. The South Korean stock market closed at a three-year high.... 7/29/2014 5:28 AM

Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal reversed course and decided Tuesday to allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated, a government minister said.... 7/29/2014 5:27 AM

Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent drop in profit
BERLIN (AP) -- Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting financial markets.... 7/29/2014 5:25 AM

Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking said Tuesday they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends, and demanded that crew members be punished for abandoning the passengers and fleeing the ship.... 7/29/2014 5:20 AM

McDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken
TOKYO (AP) -- McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from suppliers in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings.... 7/29/2014 5:20 AM

Passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A group of Air New Zealand passengers has been stranded for three nights after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.... 7/29/2014 5:19 AM

Swiss bank UBS reports rise in profit
GENEVA (AP) -- Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.... 7/29/2014 5:16 AM

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said.... 7/29/2014 5:13 AM

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers
LONDON (AP) -- It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.... 7/29/2014 5:10 AM

Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.... 7/29/2014 5:02 AM

BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits
LONDON (AP) -- Energy company BP has warned that further international sanctions on Russia could have an adverse impact on its profits because of its stake in the oil giant, Rosneft.... 7/29/2014 4:46 AM

Israel hits symbols of Hamas power in Gaza war
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel struck symbols of Hamas' control of Gaza and the strip's only power plant on Tuesday, escalating its military campaign against the Islamic militant group with the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.... 7/29/2014 4:44 AM

China to put Glaxo investigators on trial Aug. 8
BEIJING (AP) -- A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.... 7/29/2014 4:24 AM

Synagogue in Germany attacked
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight, but nobody was injured.... 7/29/2014 4:22 AM

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.... 7/29/2014 4:12 AM

Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.... 7/29/2014 3:41 AM

AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.... 7/29/2014 2:44 AM