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  • Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 4:08 pm
    One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said.
  • IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 2:24 pm
    The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games.
  • Canada PM triggers election with vote in October
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 2:01 pm
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.
  • Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 1:44 pm
    Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.
  • Monsoon rains kill more than 100 people in India
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 1:16 pm
    Heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people in India in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps, India's Home Ministry said Sunday.
  • Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 12:57 pm
    Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said Sunday.
  • Israeli premier vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 12:12 pm
    Israel's security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.
  • Gypsies' plight emphasized on Roma Holocaust Day
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 12:09 pm
    Europe's top human right official drew attention to the abuses and discrimination faced by the Roma minority as Europe commemorated the tens of thousands of Gypsies killed during World War II.
  • Nuns' tipoff leads Spanish police to arrest 212 for fraud
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 11:59 am
    Spanish police say a congregation of nuns in the southern city of Granada led them to an organization that allegedly defrauded as many as 7,000 victims of up to 7 million euros ($7.7 million).
  • Iran's president says nuclear deal achieves goals
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 11:58 am
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country achieved its main goals in the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last month.
  • Internal dispute over Taliban succession hints at rifts
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 11:41 am
    The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader's successor, indicating widening rifts within the militant group as it weighs whether to revive peace talks or intensify its 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan.
  • Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 11:24 am
    Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.
  • Yemen's pro-government fighters get arms shipments
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 10:56 am
    Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday.
  • Italy honors Australian aviator killed in '33 Tuscany crash
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 10:12 am
    An Australian aviation pioneer has been honored with a memorial stone and a hiking path in the Apennine mountains, where he died in a plane crash in 1933.
  • 84-year-old Spanish yachtsman rescued from sea after 4 hours
    Associated Press | August 02, 2015 10:04 am
    An 84-year-old yacht owner who was knocked into the storm-tossed Mediterranean Sea by a swinging boom and survived more than four hours in the water is still keen to compete in a race, event organizers said Sunday.