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Flight 370 wing flap expected to arrive at French site
BALMA, France (AP) -- Representatives of the world's media gathered Saturday outside a French defense site in Balma, southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 8/1/2015 10:44 AM

UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations says at least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June.... 8/1/2015 10:39 AM

Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Authorities say Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite rebels there.... 8/1/2015 10:29 AM

Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested
TOKYO (AP) -- The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.... 8/1/2015 10:24 AM

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.... 8/1/2015 10:24 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message.... 8/1/2015 10:00 AM

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, with the two countries swapping more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.... 8/1/2015 9:54 AM

Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges
BEIJING (AP) -- Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.... 8/1/2015 8:50 AM

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.... 8/1/2015 8:11 AM

Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) -- Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead.... 8/1/2015 7:54 AM

AP's Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years
BANGKOK (AP) -- Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the news agency.... 8/1/2015 6:56 AM

Turkey presses ahead with PKK raids amid calls for restraint
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint.... 8/1/2015 6:47 AM

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.... 8/1/2015 6:34 AM

Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) -- The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.... 8/1/2015 5:11 AM

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.... 8/1/2015 4:33 AM

China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday.... 8/1/2015 4:08 AM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 8/1/2015 2:41 AM

Mexico pet chain stops selling endangered, invasive species
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's largest pet store chain has agreed to stop selling 47 species of birds and other animals native to Mexico, 18 of which are considered at risk or in danger of extinction.... 8/1/2015 1:40 AM

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the in... 8/1/2015 1:16 AM

US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.... 8/1/2015 12:54 AM

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