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  • Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 12:04 pm
    Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city toppled onto a row of buildings, a fire department spokesman said.
  • Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 12:00 pm
    Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:56 am
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.
  • Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:52 am
    Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion).
  • Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:40 am
    Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.
  • Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:37 am
    The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday.
  • CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:28 am
    Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday during a visit, as new cases emerged in the city and in an area that had not seen the deadly virus for months.
  • 2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:12 am
    Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem.
  • Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:40 am
    It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. But the country's own citizens are suffocating from mountains of stinking garbage collecting on the streets -- yet another reflection of government paralysis and its inability to find a solution for the capital's rubbish.
  • Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:28 am
    An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.
  • 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.