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  • Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:04 am
    The No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on sheep ranches and comes and goes from Sicily, possibly thanks to high-level protection, investigators said Monday after nabbing some of his alleged accomplices.
  • Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:04 am
    French and Malaysian investigators cleared their last hurdle before launching a probe that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, meeting with a judge in Paris Monday after the arrival of a wing fragment that possibly belonged to the doomed aircraft.
  • Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 9:56 am
    The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday.
  • UK state to start selling shares in nationalized bank RBS
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 9:44 am
    Britain's Treasury chief has authorized the sale of its stake in taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland -- the first step in recovering money from Britain's costliest-ever bank rescue.
  • Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 9:37 am
    The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire -- igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.
  • Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 9:04 am
    Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.
  • Troop reinforcements march on key rebel-held base in Yemen
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 8:52 am
    Hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen on Monday, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared the path for their advance, military officials said.
  • Former trader given 14 years prison for market manipulation
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 8:40 am
    A British judge sentenced a former Citibank and UBS trader to 14 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of masterminding the manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.
  • In Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the state
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 8:08 am
    Fearing the power of their patriotism, Poland's communist leaders killed the nation's World War II heroes and anti-communist activists and dumped their bodies secretly in mass graves, hoping they would be forgotten. They were topped with new graves.
  • Indian government, key northeast rebel group sign peace deal
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 8:08 am
    India's government signed a peace treaty on Monday with a key rebel group in the country's insurgency-wracked northeast.
  • Ukraine's ex-PM sets up 'Ukraine salvation committee'
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 7:28 am
    Ukraine's former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a 'Ukraine salvation committee' and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections.
  • Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 7:24 am
    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that has killed at least 46 people and could affect this November's general election.
  • UK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heath
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 7:00 am
    Britain's police watchdog said Monday that it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.
  • German mechanic wins pay for changing, but not for showers
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 6:52 am
    A German court says a municipal bus mechanic can have hundreds of euros (dollars) in back pay for time spent changing into his work clothes -- but not for time he spent showering.
  • Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 27 people
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 6:48 am
    Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said.