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A look at lion hunting in Zimbabwe

July 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The killing of a well-known Zimbabwe lion named Cecil by a dentist from Minnesota has provoked outrage among animal activists and thrown a new spotlight on big game hunting in... more »»

Wing part turns up as solid clue in hunt for MH370

July 30, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a... more »»

Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections

July 30, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. more »»

Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

July 30, 2015

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebel. more »»

The Latest: MH370 passenger's sister skeptical about wing

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):

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5:55 p.m. more »»

US delivering 8 newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt

July 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The United States Embassy in Cairo says the U.S. is delivering eight newer F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of an ongoing military support package. more »»

Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, who led the group's self-styled Islamic emirate in the 1990s, sheltered al-Qaida through... more »»

South Sudan soldiers accused of stealing relief food

July 30, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Soldiers believed to be with the South Sudanese army and allied militia stole relief supplies and killed seven people in an attack on a rebel-held part of Unity state, a... more »»

Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health

July 30, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for... more »»

Afghan Taliban: 'family' of Mullah Omar confirm his death

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. more »»

Putin praises Iran deal in call with Netanyahu

July 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised a deal between Iran and world powers in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a bid to consolidate his political support and clinch a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party... more »»

The Latest: French helicopter joins search over Reunion

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):

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3:45 p.m. more »»

Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fight

July 30, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria's president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon. more »»

Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

July 30, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure... more »»

Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

July 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing... more »»

Taliban confirm leader's death, choose Mullah Omar successor

July 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two high-ranking Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and say the group's council has elected a successor. more »»

Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

July 30, 2015

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday but was adjourned shortly... more »»

Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial

July 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Thursday postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week, in a blow to the defendants and human rights activists who... more »»

Islamabad postpones Kabul-Taliban peace talks in Pakistan

July 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says the second round of peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, which was due Friday, has been postponed after a statement from the Afghan insurgents... more »»

 
 

 

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