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  • Court: German spy agency need not give info on NSA list
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 5:04 am
    A German federal court has ruled that the country's spy agency is under no obligation to divulge to the media a list of names compiled from search terms provided to it by the U.S. National Security Agency.
  • French court confirms law aimed at ending cockfighting
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 5:04 am
    France's top court has ruled that a law aimed at ending cockfighting in France is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by supporters of the tradition.
  • Austria turns back US troops over arms in luggage
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 4:28 am
    Austrian officials say legal authorities recently turned back nine U.S. soldiers en route to Ukraine from Washington after finding weapons in their luggage without the proper permits to transport them through Austria.
  • South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 3:40 am
    A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.
  • Italian anti-death penalty group honors Pope Francis
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 3:36 am
    An Italian anti-death penalty group has honored Pope Francis with the prize "Abolitionist of the Year" for his strong position against the death penalty and other forms of "inhumane and degrading" punishments.
  • Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 3:32 am
    If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?
  • Suicide bomber kills 10 at Maiduguri market in north Nigeria
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 3:12 am
    A suicide bomber killed about 10 people at a crowded market early Friday in a blast that thundered across the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said.
  • Designer Alexander Wang leaves Balenciaga after 3 years
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 3:00 am
    Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday.
  • Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 2:52 am
    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.
  • Student protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 1:36 am
    Dozens of students launched a sit-in Friday at Taiwan's Education Ministry demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island.
  • Spain: Court accepts princess' request to slash bail
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 1:20 am
    A Spanish court has agreed to slash the 2.7 million-euro ($3 million) bail set for Princess Cristina while she awaits trial for tax fraud.
  • Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 12:52 am
    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.
  • Airbus takes 290M euro charge for military transport crash
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 12:32 am
    Plane maker Airbus Group SE said Friday its net profit rose 5 percent in the second quarter to 732 million euros ($805 million) despite a one-time charge stemming from the crash of one of its military transport planes in Spain.
  • French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 12:20 am
    The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe conversations are mostly in French.
  • Australian seated beside overweight passenger sues Etihad
    Associated Press | July 30, 2015 11:48 pm
    Etihad Airways said Friday that it will continue to fight a lawsuit by a passenger who says he was left with back pain because he was seated beside an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates to Sydney.