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  • Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 9:52 pm
    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has chosen Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.
  • Kazakh PM: Almaty 'is not a risky choice' for 2022 Olympics
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 9:20 pm
    The prime minister of Kazakhstan challenged the IOC on Friday to make a "historic decision" by awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, painting the project as the one that offers real snow and mountain conditions as opposed to the rival bid from Beijing.
  • Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 9:16 pm
    A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago.
  • Greek bailout talks to shift gear
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 9:04 pm
    Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund begin an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to hammer out details of a third international bailout worth some 85 billion euros ($93 billion). Greece needs the money to keep paying its debts and remain in the euro currency.
  • Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 9:01 pm
    Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov will head the Almaty delegation and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead the Beijing team in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
  • Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 7:56 pm
    A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police and a witness said.
  • Former top Chinese general suspected of corruption
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 7:08 pm
    China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the military churns onward.
  • State police commander, 3 others killed in southern Mexico
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 6:32 pm
    Men armed with rifles killed a police commander Thursday in the capital of the restive southern Mexico state of Guerrero, and officers pursuing the suspected attackers killed three people about two hours later, authorities said.
  • Greece's Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 6:08 pm
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency.
  • Venezuela occupies food warehouse of biggest private company
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 5:48 pm
    Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods.
  • Mexico: Death toll 27 after truck hits religious procession
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 5:48 pm
    The death toll rose to 27 on Thursday and authorities listed 149 others as injured after a truck lost control and slammed into a religious procession in a central Mexico town.
  • Mexico to spend $9.1 million on seaweed cleanup
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 5:32 pm
    Mexican authorities say they will spend about $9.1 million and hire 4,600 temporary workers to clean up mounds of seaweed that have accumulated in recent weeks along the Caribbean coast.
  • Ukraine will try again for downed plane tribunal
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 4:04 pm
    Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday that the five countries investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago will try again to get U.N. Security Council approval for an international tribunal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators.
  • UN still waiting for $274 million Saudis pledged for Yemen
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:08 pm
    The $274 million that Saudi Arabia promised months ago to fund a U.N. emergency aid appeal for Yemen hasn't arrived because the kingdom and the world body are still discussing the terms of the funding, while aid groups begin to warn that people trapped by the conflict are on the brink of starvation.
  • FSB: US, Georgia helped prevent attacks at Sochi Olympics
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 3:00 pm
    The head of Russia's domestic security agency says the United States, Georgia and several Western European countries helped prevent terrorist attacks during last year's Winter Olympics.