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Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked a fragile peace process.... 7/31/2015 10:41 AM

Jerusalem gay pride stabbing suspect remanded
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Israeli police say an anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's gay pride parade has appeared in court.... 7/31/2015 10:40 AM

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.... 7/31/2015 10:39 AM

South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.... 7/31/2015 10:39 AM

Italian anti-death penalty group honors Pope Francis
ROME (AP) -- An Italian anti-death penalty group has honored Pope Francis with the prize `'Abolitionist of the Year" for his strong position against the death penalty and other forms of `'inhumane and degrading" punishments.... 7/31/2015 10:32 AM

Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?... 7/31/2015 10:30 AM

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.... 7/31/2015 10:28 AM

Widow's lawyer: Moscow has tried to block Litvinenko inquiry
LONDON (AP) -- Former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death, a lawyer for the dead man's widow insisted Friday.... 7/31/2015 10:26 AM

World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The cash-strapped World Food Program has cut in half food aid to most Syrian refugees in Jordan and says only a last-minute U.S. donation prevented the program from being scrapped.... 7/31/2015 10:21 AM

WHO works to reform itself after fumbling Ebola response
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization's chief Dr. Margaret Chan says the agency is working to reform itself in the wake of its bungled response to last year's Ebola outbreak in West Africa.... 7/31/2015 10:20 AM

UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron is pledging to send dogs and fencing to France to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain nightly.... 7/31/2015 10:18 AM

WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
TOKYO (AP) -- The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it says shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.... 7/31/2015 10:14 AM

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.... 7/31/2015 10:12 AM

Suicide bomber kills 10 at Maiduguri market in north Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A suicide bomber killed about 10 people at a crowded market early Friday in a blast that thundered across the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said.... 7/31/2015 10:09 AM

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, hurling fire bombs inside and setting off a blaze that killed a sleeping toddler and critically wounded his 4-year-old brother and parents.... 7/31/2015 10:06 AM

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 7/31/2015 10:04 AM

Heavy rains in forecast set to worsen Myanmar flood crisis
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains forecast for the next few days could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of Myanmar.... 7/31/2015 10:03 AM

French court confirms law aimed at ending cockfighting
PARIS (AP) -- France's top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional.... 7/31/2015 9:58 AM

Designer Alexander Wang leaves Balenciaga after 3 years
PARIS (AP) -- Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday.... 7/31/2015 9:56 AM

Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.... 7/31/2015 9:49 AM



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