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Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says it has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations.... 8/4/2015 11:21 AM

South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said.... 8/4/2015 11:16 AM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said.... 8/4/2015 11:14 AM

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said.... 8/4/2015 11:12 AM

Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. Now, the unprecedented firing of three top generals is generating fear that a power struggle within the regime will break into the open - unleashing a new cycle of the bloodshed that plagued the country in the 1990s.... 8/4/2015 11:11 AM

In Egypt, militants shell house in Sinai, kill 5 civilians
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptians security officials say militants in northern Sinai have shelled a house near a security checkpoint, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine of their neighbors.... 8/4/2015 11:04 AM

14 illegal gold miners victims of landslide in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- State radio in Liberia says 14 men illegally mining for gold in Liberia's west fell victim to a landslide. They were trapped under rubble and are presumed dead.... 8/4/2015 11:00 AM

Floodwaters moving downriver pose new threat in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- New devastation is feared in Myanmar as water from the badly flooded central and northern regions flows down rivers to the country's more populous areas.... 8/4/2015 10:58 AM

New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96.... 8/4/2015 10:53 AM

Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report for a week
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian government official says the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week's time. The BBC had no immediate comment in London.... 8/4/2015 10:49 AM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government troops were fighting pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south on Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.... 8/4/2015 10:42 AM

Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.... 8/4/2015 10:27 AM

Russia expels Swedish diplomat, says it's tit-for-tat move
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 10:17 AM

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace.... 8/4/2015 10:17 AM

Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet
BEIJING (AP) -- A Beijing policeman rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, reaching his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 10:14 AM

Rights group condemns alleged abuse of Gadhafi son in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.... 8/4/2015 10:12 AM

Ukraine grants citizenship to Russian given government job
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian citizenship to a Russian opposition figure nominated to a regional government job.... 8/4/2015 10:10 AM

Greek market down further as prospect of new elections grows
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Greek stock market is suffering a second day of losses since reopening, as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election.... 8/4/2015 10:08 AM

Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.... 8/4/2015 10:05 AM

Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.... 8/4/2015 9:58 AM

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