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  • Tibet group says 3 more dead after police shooting

    BEIJING (AP) — An overseas rights group says three more Tibetan protesters shot and detained by Chinese authorities have died in jail after being denied medical treatment for their injuries, which would bring the death toll in recent violence to five. The London-based Free Tibet on Wednesday...

  • Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the...

  • 2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday. Haposan Sihombing, an Indonesian lawyer assigned to...

  • China tries 5 cult members for murder

    BEIJING (AP) — Five people went on trial Thursday for allegedly beating a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet in eastern China after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their cult, a court said. The five are accused of murder and three of them also face cult-related charges at...

  • Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister.

  • Venezuela's president pays visit to Fidel Castro

    HAVANA (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made ??a belated birthday visit to Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader revealed in one of his regular columns. Castro's "Reflections" column posted Wednesday night on the official website CubaDebate said Venezuela's socialist leader dropped by...

  • Brazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, who had been Eduardo Campos' vice presidential running mate, met with...

  • Main subway line blacked out in Chile's capital

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A power failure has knocked out the main subway line in Chile's capital, trapping thousands of riders and throwing Santiago's evening rush hour into chaos. Passengers were stuck underground in train cars without lights, and it took subway workers about 40 minutes to begin...

  • UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea sent a letter to the council on July 21 requesting the meeting. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters...

  • UN agency: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons. The finding is contained in a restricted...

  • Mexico: 14 police on trial for US SUV shooting

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday. Monte Alejandro Rubido said there was no evidence the police officers...

  • Bahamas identifies victims of small plane crash

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday. The Royal Bahamas Police Force identified the pilot as Robert Dean Carlson, 47. The passengers were Robert Michael Kennedy, 65; Terry Wayne Haines, 57; and Matthew...

  • Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office — four hours ahead of opening time — in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad. Several million...

  • Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico. Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed along with four other military officers when the helicopter went down in a...

  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa. Hundreds of...



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