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Former trader given 14 years prison for market manipulation
LONDON (AP) -- A British judge sentenced former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.... 8/3/2015 3:30 PM

Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, injuries reported
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city have fallen onto a row of buildings and local media report up to 20 people have been injured.... 8/3/2015 3:27 PM

UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The 193 U.N. member states have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.... 8/3/2015 3:17 PM

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild
TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life.... 8/3/2015 3:17 PM

Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie
BEIJING (AP) -- Action star Jackie Chan said Monday that he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge.... 8/3/2015 3:11 PM

Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris
PARIS (AP) -- French and Malaysian investigators have met with a judge in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 8/3/2015 3:08 PM

Indian government, key northeast rebel group sign peace deal
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's government signed a peace treaty on Monday with a key rebel group in the country's insurgency-wracked northeast.... 8/3/2015 3:05 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 the nation's 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 3:03 PM

Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.... 8/3/2015 3:01 PM

Troop reinforcements march on key rebel-held base in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen on Monday, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared the path for their advance, military officials said.... 8/3/2015 2:58 PM

Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A Zimbabwean safari operator accused of facilitating an illegal lion hunt for an American citizen in April denies the bow and arrow kill was unlawful and says his client acted in "good faith."... 8/3/2015 2:57 PM

Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict
LICE, Turkey (AP) -- The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire - igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.... 8/3/2015 2:46 PM

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani authorities say the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to 118. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless.... 8/3/2015 2:40 PM

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.... 8/3/2015 2:39 PM

Ukraine's ex-PM sets up 'Ukraine salvation committee'
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a `Ukraine salvation committee' and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections.... 8/3/2015 2:23 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 has killed at least 46 people and could affect this November's general election.... 8/3/2015 2:22 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

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



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