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Rights group condemns alleged abuse of Gadhafi son in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.... 8/4/2015 10:12 AM

Ukraine grants citizenship to Russian given government job
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian citizenship to a Russian opposition figure nominated to a regional government job.... 8/4/2015 10:10 AM

Greek market down further as prospect of new elections grows
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Greek stock market is suffering a second day of losses since reopening, as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election.... 8/4/2015 10:08 AM

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said.... 8/4/2015 10:07 AM

Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.... 8/4/2015 10:05 AM

Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales.... 8/4/2015 9:58 AM

Afghan Taliban deny 'propaganda' about succession crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday urged followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and to unite behind his chosen successor.... 8/4/2015 9:54 AM

Yemen pro-government troops retake rebel-held base in south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Pro-government Yemeni forces battling Shiite rebels say they have taken control of a military base in the country's south, a key facility seized by rebels earlier on in the crisis and that had once housed U.S. intelligence operations.... 8/4/2015 9:46 AM

Flash floods kill 4, including 3 children, in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Authorities say at least four people, including three children, have died and a dozen have been injured in flash flooding in northwestern Macedonia that caused landslides, power outages and road damage.... 8/4/2015 9:17 AM

Kosovo passes law on war crimes court
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court.... 8/4/2015 9:12 AM

Russia expels Swedish diplomat, says it's tit-for-tat move
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move.... 8/4/2015 9:08 AM

Catalan leader calls elections aimed at breaking with Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Catalan regional government President Artur Mas has officially called early elections for Sept. 27, a poll he intends to use as a referendum on independence from Spain.... 8/4/2015 8:32 AM

Malaysia seeks amicable solution to China sea dispute
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia on Tuesday called for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the U.S. and the Philippines said they would demand that China stop land reclamation and other actions there.... 8/4/2015 8:29 AM

Kurdish rebels attack Turkish military vehicle; 2 killed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run agency says Kurdish rebels have attacked a military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, killing two soldiers, in the latest violence between government forces and militants.... 8/4/2015 8:29 AM

Prosecutors start criminal investigation into crane collapse
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the dramatic collapse of two cranes onto a row of houses in a central Dutch city that briefly buried one man under rubble.... 8/4/2015 8:27 AM

Germany: 27 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter
BERLIN (AP) -- Authorities say 27 people have been injured in a fire and subsequent explosion at a former air-raid shelter in the northern German city of Hamburg.... 8/4/2015 8:22 AM

Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
BERLIN (AP) -- Swiss authorities say customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania.... 8/4/2015 8:10 AM

Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence, officials said.... 8/4/2015 8:05 AM

Asia stocks uneven as China data weigh on confidence
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike.... 8/4/2015 7:42 AM

South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.... 8/4/2015 7:32 AM



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