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  • UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 8:04 am
    Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.
  • Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 8:00 am
    Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.
  • Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 8:00 am
    A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.
  • Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 7:20 am
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
  • Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 7:16 am
    Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.
  • India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 6:48 am
    Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.
  • UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 5:12 am
    At least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June, according to U.N. figures released Saturday.
  • Top Russian, US and Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 4:28 am
    Russia's foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his U.S. and Saudi counterparts.
  • Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 3:28 am
    The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.
  • Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 2:12 am
    Now that Beijing has made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, the city has a lot of challenges to overcome in time for the 2022 Winter Games.
  • Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 1:52 am
    Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.
  • AP's Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 12:00 am
    Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country's story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the news agency.
  • APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 9:36 pm
    German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
  • China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 9:12 pm
    China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday.
  • Puerto Rico: No money available to make $58M bond payment
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 7:51 pm
    Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if no action is taken.