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  • In Egypt, militants shell house in Sinai, kill 5 civilians

    7 hours ago

    (AP) CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Egyptians security officials say militants in northern Sinai have shelled a house near a security checkpoint, killing an entire family of five members inside it and wounding nine of their neighbors. The officials say the Tuesday ...

  • South Africa's Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after being treated for an infection there since last month. The foundation said Tuesday that 83-year-old Tutu will continue his recovery at ...

  • Floodwaters moving downriver pose new threat in Myanmar

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — New devastation is feared in Myanmar as water from the badly flooded central and northern regions flows down rivers to the country's more populous areas. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported Tuesday ...

  • Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

    7 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub and then spilled onto the streets outside has left at least two people dead and three others wounded. Police say they responded to a call about shots being fired ...

  • New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96. The team of top pilots secretly trained in 1943 ...

  • Rights group condemns alleged abuse of Gadhafi son in Libya

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. In a statement late Monday, the U.S.-based group said ...

  • Ukraine grants citizenship to Russian given government job

    7 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian citizenship to a Russian opposition figure nominated to a regional government job. Maria Gaidar, the daughter of Russia's first post-Soviet prime minister, has been named a deputy governor of ...

  • Flash floods kill 4, including 3 children, in Macedonia

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. Marjan Josifovski, police spokesman in ...

  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court. The overnight vote was the last hurdle for creating the legal body, which will have international judges and prosecutors try ethnic Albanian ...

  • Russia expels Swedish diplomat, says it's tit-for-tat move

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that the move is a retaliatory measure to the "unfriendly ...

  • Afghan Taliban denounce 'propaganda' against their movement

    9 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have urged followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about fractures in the movement and unite behind their new leader. Tuesday's statement by spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid called on supporters to "help write messages and letters ...

  • Catalan leader calls elections aimed at breaking with Spain

    9 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. Mas signed the election bill late Monday saying Spain's decision ...

  • Kurdish rebels attack Turkish military vehicle; 2 killed

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. Anadolu Agency says rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or ...

  • Yemen pro-government troops say have taken key base in south

    9 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government Yemeni forces say they have taken control of a key military base in the country's south. The base had been seized by rebels earlier in the conflict and had once housed U.S. intelligence operations. The ...

  • Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China

    9 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. Switzerland's customs authority said Tuesday that the ivory — found during a security ...

  • Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir

    10 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials say Pakistani and Indian border guards have traded gunfire and mortar shells along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian villager. Pakistan's military said six civilians also were ...

  • Germany: 27 injured in fire at former air-raid shelter

    10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) 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. News agency dpa reported that the city's fire service said the fire ...

  • Israel arrests man after West Bank arson that killed toddler

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it is interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group after an arson attack last week that killed a Palestinian toddler in the West Bank. The Shin Bet would not ...

  • Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

    10 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The jam-packed Republican presidential field will shrink considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season when Fox News announces Tuesday which 10 presidential hopefuls will participate. The exclusive club will feature notable omissions. All ...

  • Chinese police save infant girl from pipe of public toilet

    11 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet in Beijing. She is in stable condition at a hospital in the capital. The police station responsible for ...

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