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Afghan Taliban praise new leader as rift in ranks appears

July 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours... more »»

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

July 31, 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 »»

Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert

July 31, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said... more »»

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

July 31, 2015

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... more »»

Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions

July 31, 2015

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working condition. more »»

Afghan Taliban praise new leader in effort to rally ranks

July 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar — a statement likely meant to... more »»

UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa

July 31, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization... more »»

WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

July 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

The documents include what appear to be five U. more »»

South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town

July 31, 2015

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. more »»

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

July 31, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible. more »»

Suicide bomber kills 10 at Maiduguri market in north Nigeria

July 31, 2015

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. more »»

Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate

July 31, 2015

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... more »»

Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear

July 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the... more »»

Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery

July 31, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Searchers are scouring the Reunion coastline in hopes of finding more debris that officials hope will unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 37. more »»

Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK

July 31, 2015

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... more »»

Afghan Taliban release statement praising new leader

July 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar, a statement likely meant to... more »»

Greek bailout talks to shift gear

July 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund began an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to hammer out details of a third... more »»

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched

July 31, 2015

DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three... more »»

Officials hope to give Flight 370 families some answers soon

July 31, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — After 16 agonizing months without answers, loved ones of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will likely have to wait at least another day for confirmation tha... more »»

French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city

July 31, 2015

NETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twi... more »»

 
 
 

 

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