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S&P revises Brazil's outlook to negative
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services says it is revising the outlook for Brazil's foreign-currency debt from stable to negative.... 7/28/2015 6:14 PM

US Navy examines health concerns near Guantanamo court
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 6:05 PM

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops moved on Tuesday into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition, the military said.... 7/28/2015 5:55 PM

Critically endangered northern white rhino dies at Czech zoo
PRAGUE (AP) -- One of the last five northern white rhinoceros left in the world has died.... 7/28/2015 5:52 PM

Reports: Ukraine bans Depardieu for 5 years
MOSCOW (AP) -- Local news reports say Ukraine has banned actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years.... 7/28/2015 5:44 PM

Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group.... 7/28/2015 5:40 PM

Syrian militants, rebels capture key hills, power station
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian militants and other rebels captured strategic hills and a power station in the northwest on Tuesday, a push that brings them closer to several President Bashar Assad's strongholds, activists said.... 7/28/2015 5:33 PM

Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned for hospital treatment, a week after he left a Cape Town hospital following an intensive antibiotics course for an infection, his foundation said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 5:32 PM

Jordan court sentences 12 in alleged Hamas plot
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A government official says Jordan's state security court sentenced 12 defendants to prison terms ranging from one to 15 years in what local media described as a plot by the Islamic militant Hamas group to carry out attacks in the West Bank.... 7/28/2015 5:23 PM

Iran says will hold 'high-level' talks with EU
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that "high-level" talks will soon be launched with the European Union following a nuclear agreement reached with world powers earlier this month.... 7/28/2015 5:10 PM

Russia declares US foundation 'undesirable' under new law
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian prosecutors on Tuesday moved to outlaw a prominent U.S. foundation, for the first time taking advantage of a new law designed to shut foreign groups deemed hostile to national interests amid a showdown with the West over Ukraine.... 7/28/2015 5:05 PM

Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern.... 7/28/2015 4:56 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 4:54 PM

Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the Boko Haram uprising that has spilled across borders.... 7/28/2015 4:48 PM

Slovenia appoints ICJ head as arbitration representative
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia's prime minister says his government has appointed the head of the International Court of Justice, Ronny Abraham, as the country's representative in arbitration over a border dispute with Croatia.... 7/28/2015 4:42 PM

NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish jets bombed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey on Tuesday as NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with the country's fight against the Islamic State group but urged restraint in a campaign that has also targeted Kurdish separatists.... 7/28/2015 4:41 PM

Angelina Jolie film paying tribute to land of her son Maddox
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia helped Angelina Jolie become a film superstar and start a family. To tell the stories of people in the country that touched her, she is directing a Netflix film on location based on a memoir of the country's 1970s holocaust under the communist Khmer Rouge, blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people.... 7/28/2015 4:40 PM

Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike on passport promise
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A dissident Moroccan journalist on Tuesday ended a monthlong hunger strike protesting his treatment by the government after an official said he could get a new passport in three days, a member of his support committee said.... 7/28/2015 4:39 PM

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake
HONG KONG (AP) -- The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.... 7/28/2015 4:35 PM

The Latest: UN panel: Jihadi threat is global problem
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):... 7/28/2015 4:32 PM



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