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Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated.... 7/29/2015 2:20 PM

Run-in with reporter triggered Mexico coach Herrera's ouster
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In the end it wasn't the middling on-field performance by Mexico's national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job as head coach of "El Tri."... 7/29/2015 2:17 PM

Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout.... 7/29/2015 2:17 PM

Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.... 7/29/2015 2:16 PM

British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat.... 7/29/2015 2:12 PM

Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say back-to-back suicide attacks targeting security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi have killed at least 12 troops.... 7/29/2015 2:08 PM

Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack
MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) -- One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militants during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday.... 7/29/2015 2:06 PM

Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England
CALAIS, France (AP) -- Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city.... 7/29/2015 2:03 PM

Munich council upholds ban on Holocaust 'stumbling stones'
BERLIN (AP) -- Munich's city council has refused to lift a ban on so-called "stumbling stones," tiny plaques embedded in sidewalks to commemorate Holocaust victims outside their former homes, which are a common sight elsewhere in Germany.... 7/29/2015 1:52 PM


BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi.... 7/29/2015 1:48 PM

Report: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- An activist group and a Lebanese TV station are reporting that an Israeli drone attack in southern Syria has killed at least three pro-government gunmen.... 7/29/2015 1:43 PM

Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.... 7/29/2015 1:32 PM

Report says crash site of missing Lao helicopter found
BANGKOK (AP) -- Search teams in Laos have located the crash site of a Soviet-made Mi-7 Lao military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board, the Southeast Asian country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.... 7/29/2015 1:21 PM

Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital
BERLIN (AP) -- A thousand refugees may be sleeping outside in Berlin each night because authorities in the German capital are overwhelmed with the sharp rise in asylum-seekers this year, an activist group said Wednesday.... 7/29/2015 1:20 PM

Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- The president of Nigeria is making a visit to neighboring Cameroon as the two countries struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants.... 7/29/2015 1:18 PM

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just three have been executed.... 7/29/2015 1:15 PM

Amnesty accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading international watchdog says the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.... 7/29/2015 1:09 PM

Lawmakers want Croatia out of Slovenia border arbitration
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Croatian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from a border arbitration with Slovenia, dealing further blow to efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute.... 7/29/2015 1:00 PM

Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions
BEIJING (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.... 7/29/2015 12:57 PM

Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president
GENEVA (AP) -- Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves."... 7/29/2015 12:52 PM



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