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Officials: US drone strike in Pakistan kills 6
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone strike has killed six militants in a northwestern tribal region where the military has launched an operation against local and foreign militants.... 7/10/2014 7:47 AM

China, US closer on North Korea, climate change
BEIJING (AP) -- China and the United States on Thursday promised closer cooperation on climate change and North Korea, although China warned the U.S. not to take sides on its maritime disputes with Asian neighbors.... 7/10/2014 7:47 AM

Jihadi fighters on the offensive in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say jihadi fighters using weapons they recently captured in neighboring Iraq are battling to take predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria.... 7/10/2014 7:40 AM

EU court rules against German language tests
BERLIN (AP) -- A European Union court ruled Thursday that Germany can't require the spouses of Turkish immigrants to show basic knowledge of the German language as a condition for being granted a visa.... 7/10/2014 7:36 AM

Iraq's Kurds say will boycott Cabinet meetings
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Kurds on Thursday said their politicians will stay away from Cabinet meetings and called on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, blaming him for failing to stop the Sunni militant offensive that has swept across much of the country.... 7/10/2014 7:34 AM

South Africa denies parole to apartheid killer
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The former head of a South African covert police unit that tortured and killed dozens of people during white minority rule was denied parole because the families of his victims were not consulted, the government said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 7:27 AM

Cambodia to build memorial at genocide museum
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia will build a memorial at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to remember at least 12,000 people tortured and killed there during the radical Khmer Rouge regime, officials said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 7:25 AM

Indians balk at $33 million statue in new budget
NEW DELHI (AP) -- In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India's new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees ($33 million) for a colossal iron-and-bronze statue almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.... 7/10/2014 7:25 AM

Bosnians to bury 175 Srebrenica victims
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The families of more than 500 victims of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia have refused to bury them in a mass funeral on the anniversary of the killings because only one or two of their bones have been found.... 7/10/2014 7:25 AM

'Calm' Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino
PARIS (AP) -- She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with her baby.... 7/10/2014 7:19 AM

Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A day after Indonesia's presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta's police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world's third-largest democracy could be decided in court.... 7/10/2014 7:13 AM

Hollywood 'Godzilla' finally stomps home to Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.... 7/10/2014 7:05 AM

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported 16 people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.... 7/10/2014 6:45 AM

Ally: Germany's Merkel not amused by US spy cases
BERLIN (AP) -- A close ally of Angela Merkel says the German Chancellor is "not amused" by the latest reported cases of U.S. spying in Germany.... 7/10/2014 6:42 AM

5 Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory.... 7/10/2014 6:18 AM

South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking.... 7/10/2014 6:15 AM

Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.... 7/10/2014 6:14 AM

Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.... 7/10/2014 5:59 AM

UK gov't to push through data snooping measures
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Thursday to rush through fresh measures to give police and spy agencies the power to scoop up mobile phone and internet data.... 7/10/2014 5:31 AM

More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected
LONDON (AP) -- More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.... 7/10/2014 5:24 AM