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Jackson father reported stable after stroke Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- One of the organizers of a birthday party that brought the father of the late Michael Jackson to Brazil says he's in stable condition in a Sao Paulo hospital after suffering a stroke.... 7/28/2015 4:12 PM

UK court overturns will of mother who had disinherited child
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Court of Appeal has overturned the will of a mother who had chosen to give her estate to animal charities rather than her only child.... 7/28/2015 4:06 PM

Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Ethiopian opposition figures have criticized a remark by President Barack Obama that their country, whose ruling party won every seat in parliament in May elections, has a "democratically elected" government.... 7/28/2015 3:52 PM

Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike on passport promise
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A member of the support committee for a dissident Moroccan journalist says he has been persuaded to end his month-long hunger strike in protest of the government and has been admitted to a hospital in Geneva.... 7/28/2015 3:48 PM

AP News Guide: Turkish-US deal may have far-reaching effects
BEIRUT (AP) -- In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the extremists from a stretch of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.... 7/28/2015 3:43 PM

Mozambican president visits region troubled by clashes
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- State-run radio is reporting that Mozambique's president travelled to the northwest of the country where fighting between government troops and opposition fighters has forced hundreds to flee to neighboring Malawi.... 7/28/2015 3:41 PM

Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.... 7/28/2015 4:16 PM

AP PHOTOS: Kenyans and Ethiopians cheer Obama during visit
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- President Barack Obama's historic visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, which concluded Tuesday, was marked by stirring images of throngs of thousands coming out to cheer the motorcade for the first visit by a sitting American president.... 7/28/2015 3:27 PM

The Latest: Turkish fighter jets target Kurdish rebels
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):... 7/28/2015 3:26 PM

Malibu it's not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Here's a new take on gnarly.... 7/28/2015 3:23 PM

Former Greek city mayor wins early release from prison
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- The former mayor of Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, on Tuesday was granted early release on compassionate grounds from prison, where he was serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling city funds.... 7/28/2015 3:21 PM

Rwanda park releases relocated lions to restock population
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Seven lions that were transported from South Africa to Rwanda have been released into a wildlife park after weeks of quarantine, another step in a plan to restore the country's lion population after it was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the park's managers said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 3:17 PM


ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's military says fighter jets target Kurdish rebels after soldiers attacked.... 7/28/2015 3:16 PM

Chelsea Clinton in Haiti to visit family foundation projects
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton is visiting Haiti with a group of investors and philanthropists to oversee development of projects financed by the Clinton Foundation.... 7/28/2015 3:15 PM

Spanish police: shooting in Barcelona, 1 wounded
MADRID (AP) -- A gunman opened fire in a street in downtown Barcelona Tuesday, wounding one person, Spanish police said.... 7/28/2015 3:13 PM

NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a NATO official said.... 7/28/2015 3:12 PM

French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition
PARIS (AP) -- Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police - they gave the farmers their support.... 7/28/2015 3:08 PM

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.... 7/28/2015 3:06 PM

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics.... 7/28/2015 3:01 PM

Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 3:01 PM



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