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Britain's Boris Johnson jokes about New Zealand greeting

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:53:50 GMT2017-07-24T00:53:50Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has joked that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a head butt during a visit to the South Pacific nation....



Li Haotong shoots 63 at British Open for round of his life

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:34:42 GMT2017-07-24T00:34:42Z

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Li Haotong crept into unexpected contention at the British Open with the round of his life on Sunday....



South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:12:15 GMT2017-07-23T23:12:15Z

WAU, South Sudan (AP) -- It's been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn't been able to say much since....



2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:32:44 GMT2017-07-23T22:32:44Z

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said....



Poles protest for 8th day over contentious judicial changes

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:13:55 GMT2017-07-23T21:13:55Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poles protested in cities and towns across Poland for the eighth day Sunday over new rules passed by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary....



Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:14:32 GMT2017-07-23T20:14:32Z

HAVANA (AP) -- The public face of Cuba's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday....



Alcohol poisoning kills 3 in southern Iran, 48 hospitalized

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:07:55 GMT2017-07-23T20:07:55Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that alcohol poisoning has killed three and left more than 40 people hospitalized in southern Iran....



5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:03:18 GMT2017-07-23T20:03:18Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country's south....



Israeli security Cabinet meets to review policy at shrine

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:55:19 GMT2017-07-23T19:55:19Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's security Cabinet met Sunday to review a decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem holy site, following a week of escalating tensions with the Muslim world, mass prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence....



Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf tour

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:48:14 GMT2017-07-23T19:48:14Z

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse....



Yemen's president sacks governor accused of ties to al-Qaida

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:43:10 GMT2017-07-23T19:43:10Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president has sacked a governor who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for his ties with al-Qaida....



Al-Azhar setting up religious edict booths in Cairo metro

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:14:06 GMT2017-07-23T19:14:06Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world's foremost religious institution, is setting up booths in Cairo metro stations to provide religious edicts to commuters in the latest bid to dispel religious misconceptions seen as fostering Islamic militancy in the country, which is targeting mainly security personnel and Copts....



The Latest: Turkey's president talks Qatar in Saudi, Kuwait

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:38:06 GMT2017-07-23T18:38:06Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Latest on the crisis diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab countries (all times local):...



Jordan Spieth wins British Open for third career major championship.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:39:25 GMT2017-07-23T17:39:25Z

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Jordan Spieth wins British Open for third career major championship....



The Latest: Hamas leader praises 'heroic' knife attacker

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:47:16 GMT2017-07-23T16:47:16Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):...



Scarce rain, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:09:43 GMT2017-07-23T16:09:43Z

ROME (AP) -- Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing as soon as this week....



360 camera, drones: AP team gears up for a melting Arctic

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:02:44 GMT2017-07-23T16:02:44Z

THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (AP) -- One of the big benefits of being a text reporter is that I can travel fairly light - a notebook, pencils and sharpeners. The same can't be said for my colleagues, Associated Press photographer David Goldman and video journalist David Keyton....



BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed now, not in 3 years

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:42:32 GMT2017-07-23T15:42:32Z

LONDON (AP) -- Some of the BBC's most prominent female journalists and TV presenters are banding together to demand that the broadcaster fix its wide gender pay gap immediately rather than in several years as management has proposed....



Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:30:08 GMT2017-07-23T15:30:08Z

LONDON (AP) -- Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment rallied Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the heart-breaking case they have received death threats....



The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:15:42 GMT2017-07-23T15:15:42Z

CAIRO (AP) -- The latest on the developments in Egypt (all times local):...



Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak ends his term

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:00:20 GMT2017-07-23T15:00:20Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington....



No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:11:53 GMT2017-07-23T14:11:53Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own....



Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of war mines

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:02:52 GMT2017-07-23T14:02:52Z

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Emergency officials say a forest fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighboring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably from mines left over from the region's war in the 1990s....



Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:15:47 GMT2017-07-23T13:15:47Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate....



Mexico judge orders corruption trial for ex-Gov. Duarte

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:13:47 GMT2017-07-23T13:13:47Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial....



The Latest: Taliban stalk hospital killing wounded police

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:51:46 GMT2017-07-23T12:51:46Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):...



Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:44:26 GMT2017-07-23T12:44:26Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and its former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment....



Spanish minister revises 2017 growth forecast to 3.2 percent

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:24:20 GMT2017-07-23T12:24:20Z

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's economic minister says the economy is doing better than the government expected as it continues to rebound strongly from recession....



AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal will open border

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:45:23 GMT2017-07-23T11:45:23Z

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An exiled Palestinian politician who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with former arch foe Hamas discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a swift opening of the blockaded territory's border with Egypt and an easing of crippling power outages....



German justice minister open for EU sanctions against Poland

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:34:47 GMT2017-07-23T11:34:47Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's justice minister is welcoming possible European Union sanctions against Poland because of that country's controversial judicial reforms....



Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on Jerusalem crisis

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:33:24 GMT2017-07-23T11:33:24Z

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent....



12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:17:42 GMT2017-07-23T11:17:42Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump in Romania....



Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:56:46 GMT2017-07-23T10:56:46Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site....



Uber's airport service in Madrid under attack from town hall

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:45:15 GMT2017-07-23T10:45:15Z

MADRID (AP) -- The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws....



Indonesian leader: Shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:32:03 GMT2017-07-23T10:32:03Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says police should shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest because of a narcotics crisis facing the country....



Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:01:45 GMT2017-07-23T10:01:45Z

LONDON (AP) -- Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare....



East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:10:00 GMT2017-07-23T09:10:00Z

DILI, East Timor (AP) -- Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the Fretilin party has won the most votes while its partner in the national unity government has suffered a slump in support....



BBC women demand action on gender pay gap now, not in future

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:49:21 GMT2017-07-23T08:49:21Z

LONDON (AP) -- Prominent women at the BBC want the broadcaster's gender pay gap to be resolved now rather than in several years....



Officials: Taliban overrun 2 districts in as many days

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:36:52 GMT2017-07-23T08:36:52Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days on Sunday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief said....



Albania opposition party re-elects Lulzim Basha as leader

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:52:44 GMT2017-07-23T07:52:44Z

TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania's main opposition Democratic party has re-elected Lulzim Basha as its leader despite the party's major loss in the last election....



Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 in southern Chinese city

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:12:08 GMT2017-07-23T02:12:08Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities say seven people have been killed and two more injured when a crane leaned and collapsed on a construction site in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou....



Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:12:35 GMT2017-07-23T01:12:35Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon - a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of the country's constitution....



The Latest: New judge in court clash detained in Venezuela

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:01:23 GMT2017-07-23T01:01:23Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Latest on protests in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro's bid to rewrite the constitution (all times local):...



Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:32:11 GMT2017-07-23T00:32:11Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant....



Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:55:09 GMT2017-07-22T19:55:09Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is saying Tehran has demanded the United States release detained Iranian citizens....



The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in Polish cities

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:50:28 GMT2017-07-22T18:50:28Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Latest on Poland's move to give politicians influence over Supreme Court (all times local):...



German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:43:31 GMT2017-07-22T17:43:31Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials....



The Latest: German girl found in Mosul is in good health

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:14:50 GMT2017-07-22T17:14:50Z

BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on foreigners found in Iraq (all times local):...



Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:54:23 GMT2017-07-22T15:54:23Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland....



Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:53:31 GMT2017-07-22T15:53:31Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus while the Syrian army command said it has ceased military operations in several areas near the capital....