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  • Millions across India join cleanliness campaign

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people pick up brooms and dustpans to join a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept the road in a poor neighborhood in New Delhi on Thursday while launching the...

  • Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea have expressed support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the...

  • Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11. A district police chief, Hafeiz Khan, said the suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday morning in front of an army minibus that...

  • Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — A man was seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was attacked at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast, the state fisheries department said in a statement. Fisheries officials were...

  • Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to Australia on Thursday gave no timetable for when his government might decide on Australia's request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Australia has six F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters waiting on standby in the United Arab...

  • Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Military special forces grabbed alleged cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva during a lightning raid at a restaurant Wednesday, the latest in a string of high-profile drug arrests in the country. Officials said the purported head of the Beltran Leyva drug gang was captured...

  • Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

    DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection...

  • IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio, was upbeat in nearly...

  • Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons

    MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. One of them, Moustafa Saleh, tapped the...

  • Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico federal officials say alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva believed captured.

  • Soldiers, drug gang battle in Rio de Janeiro slum

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soldiers and drug gang members have engaged in an intense and prolonged gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum that killed at least one person. Traffic on a main highway halted at one point, with motorists sheltering behind cars and buses as soldiers and gang members...

  • Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce. Fighting for the airport has raged for...

  • Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but...

  • Russia halts student exchange program with US

    MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program. U.S. Ambassador John F. Tefft said in a statement that the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program has brought more than 8,000 Russian...

  • Canada identifies long lost British explorer ship

    TORONTO (AP) — Experts identified a shipwreck uncovered last month in the Arctic as the HMS Erebus, the ship British Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin was likely sailing on when it vanished along with another vessel 170 years ago, Canada's prime minister announced Wednesday. Experts believed the...



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