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Bangladesh High Court asks former PM Zia to appear in court
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh's High Court on Wednesday asked former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to appear in court in two months to face corruption charges involving the construction of two cargo terminals while she was in office.... 8/5/2015 2:02 PM

Experts start examining wing piece that may be from MH370
BALMA, France (AP) -- French and Malaysian experts on Wednesday began examining an airplane wing fragment that could offer the first tangible clue about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 8/5/2015 2:00 PM

Donations to German rights site surge amid treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- A German online magazine thrust into the limelight by a treason probe says it hopes to grow thanks to a surge in donations.... 8/5/2015 1:57 PM

Ancient Paris quarry offers rare look at underground history
PARIS (AP) -- The tunnels zigzagging through limestone were created to provide building materials for Paris. Then they became the damp home to vast subterranean mushroom farms. Now, deep beneath the city's largest park, the quarry is usually off-limits, deemed too dangerous for regular visitors.... 8/5/2015 1:45 PM

13 injured by explosion at German chemical plant; 5 missing
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say that a nitrogen tank has exploded and a building collapsed at a chemical plant in western Germany, injuring 13 people. Five other people weren't immediately accounted for.... 8/5/2015 1:44 PM

Irish navy says migrant boat capsizes, rescues underway
ROME (AP) -- Irish military officials say a fishing boat carrying an estimated 600 migrants has capsized north of Libya's coast.... 8/5/2015 1:41 PM

Syrian troops, Hezbollah fighters advance in mountain resort
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces backed by members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group advanced Wednesday from different directions in the mountain resort of Zabadani near the border with Lebanon, state media reported.... 8/5/2015 1:38 PM

UK to charge 2 with inviting support for Islamic State
LONDON (AP) -- Authorities in Britain have charged radical preacher Anjem Choudary and another man with inviting support for the Islamic State group through lectures published online.... 8/5/2015 1:36 PM


ROME (AP) -- Irish navy says migrant boat carrying hundreds capsizes off Libya, 150 people spotted in sea.... 8/5/2015 1:30 PM

Russia invites main Syrian opposition group for talks
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has invited the main Syrian opposition group to visit Moscow, a move that comes amid a new Kremlin diplomatic push to mediate in the Syrian conflict.... 8/5/2015 1:14 PM

Pope: Keep door open to divorced Catholics who remarry
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis declared on Wednesday that divorced Catholics who remarry, as well as their children, deserve better treatment from the church, warning pastors against treating these couples as if they were excommunicated.... 8/5/2015 1:09 PM

Thailand to ban metal gas canisters in south over bomb fears
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) -- Security officials in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand plan to ban the use of metal cooking gas tanks because they are often used to make homemade bombs.... 8/5/2015 1:08 PM

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Two passenger trains jumped off damaged tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on one side at an embankment, officials said Wednesday.... 8/5/2015 1:00 PM

Iraq: Clashes in Anbar kill at least 17 government troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials say clashes between government forces and the Islamic State group in Iraq's western Anbar province have left 17 troops dead.... 8/5/2015 12:46 PM

Officials: Pro-government troops take much of Yemen province
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials and witnesses say pro-government troops have retaken most of the strategic province of Lahj, once the main base in southern Yemen of Shiite rebels.... 8/5/2015 12:38 PM

UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations said Wednesday a growing number of women and children are getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.... 8/5/2015 12:36 PM

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.... 8/5/2015 12:30 PM

Israeli rights group sues to block release of Iranian funds
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israel-based rights group has launched a lawsuit, seeking to block the release of $100 billion in frozen Iranian assets in the United States following the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Tehran.... 8/5/2015 12:25 PM

Top Pakistan court allows military trials in terrorism cases
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to allow military trials for terror suspects - the latest in the government's intensified campaign against terrorism in the wake of last year's Taliban attack on a school that killed nearly 150 people, almost all of them children.... 8/5/2015 12:23 PM

Pakistan's ex-cricket captain says he escaped gun attack
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram says he escaped a gun attack in the southern port city of Karachi.... 8/5/2015 12:22 PM



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