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APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.... 8/4/2015 3:28 PM

Court rejects German guru's appeal in child neglect case
BERLIN (AP) -- A court in Germany has rejected appeals by two members of a spiritual group convicted of child neglect for failing to properly care for a boy with cystic fibrosis.... 8/4/2015 3:25 PM

Wounded Burundi activist is hospitalized but not in danger
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A prominent Burundi rights activist is hospitalized but his life is not in danger after being shot Monday night, his daughter said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 3:25 PM

Afghan Taliban meet to resolve leadership dispute
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The family of former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar agreed on Tuesday to accept the decision of the insurgent group's dispute resolution council on succession issues, a council member said, as the group tries to extinguish a leadership dispute that has exposed growing internal divisions.... 8/4/2015 3:11 PM

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded
TORONTO (AP) -- A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.... 8/4/2015 3:10 PM

Report: Kurdish jets attack PKK targets in southeast Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish warplanes pounded suspected Kurdish rebel targets in southeast Turkey on Tuesday in retaliation to a rebel mortar attack at a military base which wounded a 6-year-old girl, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.... 8/4/2015 3:03 PM

Russia tightens controls on imports of Dutch flowers
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has tightened controls on imports of cut flowers from the Netherlands, a move that comes amid a strain in ties over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.... 8/4/2015 3:00 PM

Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage
LONDON (AP) -- A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country.... 8/4/2015 2:42 PM

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 2:38 PM

Flash floods kill 4, including 3 children, in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Flash floods in Macedonia have killed at least four people, including three children, and injured a dozen others, and caused landslides, power outages and road damage in the northwest of the country, officials said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 2:37 PM

AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's top diplomat on Tuesday called for a "serious dialogue" with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria's embattled government.... 8/4/2015 2:25 PM

Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Croatia holds a military parade to mark the 20th anniversary of winning its independence from Serb-led Yugoslavia while Serbia mourns victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.... 8/4/2015 2:14 PM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's pro-government troops fought pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south Tuesday, a day after they seized it from Shiite rebels, military officials said.... 8/4/2015 2:11 PM

Saudi court convicts ex-soldier of terrorism and joining IS
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Semi-official Saudi news websites say a former soldier has been found guilty of fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and has been sentenced to nine years in prison.... 8/4/2015 2:11 PM

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
BERLIN (AP) -- Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50 elephants, Swiss authorities said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 1:40 PM

Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions.... 8/4/2015 1:31 PM

US legislator: Nigeria's military needs training, not arms
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States is ready to provide military training to help Nigeria's battle against Islamic extremists, the leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation said here.... 8/4/2015 1:29 PM

Germany: 43 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- A fire and a subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg where plant oils were being stored left 43 people injured on Tuesday, authorities said.... 8/4/2015 1:13 PM

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 1:10 PM

Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.... 8/4/2015 1:07 PM



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