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Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

August 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital... more »»

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

August 1, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health... more »»

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

August 1, 2015

BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived at a French military testing facility Saturday where it will be analyzed by experts. more »»

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'

August 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish... more »»

UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

August 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. more »»

Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

August 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed in a private jet crash in southern England, the Saudi ambassador to Britain said. more »»

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap being taken to French site

August 1, 2015

BALMA, France (AP) — Representatives of the world's media gathered Saturday outside a French defense site in Balma in southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could... more »»

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

August 1, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain... more »»

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

August 1, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two... more »»

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdish Workers Party to 'withdraw'

August 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdish Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish... more »»

Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges

August 1, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a... more »»

Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

August 1, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. more »»

Turkey presses ahead with PKK raids amid calls for restraint

August 1, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is pressing ahead with airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq amid international calls for restraint. more »»

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks

August 1, 2015

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. more »»

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

August 1, 2015

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, sayin... more »»

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

August 1, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said... more »»

Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban

August 1, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured... more »»

US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades

August 1, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.

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Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

August 1, 2015

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread... more »»

Greece's stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

July 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear. more »»

 
 
 

 

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