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July 31, 2014 - 6:02pm
5 min 12 sec ago

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam has denied a motion to release a Russian man accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Tydingco-Gatewood made the ruling on Thursday involving defendant Roman Seleznev, who faces charges in Washington state.

Documents filed in federal court in Seattle allege Seleznev hacked into retailers' computers, installed malicious software...

July 31, 2014 - 5:33pm
5 min 12 sec ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

In a statement released in New Delhi where Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling, the U.S. and U.N. said they had gotten assurances that all parties to the conflict in Gaza had agreed to an unconditional cease-fire during which there would be negotiations on a more durable truce in the three-week-...

July 31, 2014 - 3:46pm
5 min 12 sec ago

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of underground gas explosions killed 20 people and injured 270 others late Thursday night in Taiwan's second-largest city, authorities said.

The National Fire Agency said five firefighters were among the dead. Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that firefighters had been at the scene investigating reports of a gas leak when the explosions occurred.

Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah said at least five blasts shook the...

July 31, 2014 - 3:29pm
1 hour 35 min ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli defense official says the 16,000 additional reservists who are being called up will provide relief for troops who are currently fighting in Gaza. But Israeli officials have said they don't rule out expanding the Gaza operation in the coming days.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to destroy the Hamas tunnel network. Israel says most of the 32 tunnels it has found have now been demolished, and that getting rid of the rest will take no...

July 31, 2014 - 3:24pm
1 hour 35 min ago

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said from Kiev Wednesday the team had also recovered personal belongings of 27 victims at the mortuary.

Flight 17 was shot down in an area held by pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine on July 17...

July 31, 2014 - 3:19pm
1 hour 35 min ago

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others in June has been found fit to stand trial.

Justin Bourque, 24, faces three first-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the shootings.

The killings and ensuing manhunt brought the city of Moncton, New Brunswick, to a near-standstill until an arrest was made about 30 hours later....

July 31, 2014 - 2:49pm
1 hour 45 min ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — Given a rare opportunity to lunch with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Gaurav Dalmia was less interested Thursday in discussing the planned topics at hand, including climate change or even the trade dispute between India and the U.S. Instead, the Indian businessman was focused on Kerry himself — and whether he would be able to smooth over brittle relations between Washington and New Delhi for the sake of economic growth.

"So there's a perception in...

July 31, 2014 - 2:32pm
2 hours 25 min ago

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Authorities in northern Mali say a former jihadist leader in the town of Gao has been arrested by French military forces.

Malian military spokesman Modibo Traore says Yoro Ould Daha, who was with the group MUJAO that controlled Gao for nearly a year, was arrested this week at his home.

Ould Daha was the MUJAO official who announced the death of French hostage Gilberto Rodriguez-Leal, who was captured in November 2012 while...

July 31, 2014 - 2:18pm
2 hours 25 min ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service says the Scandinavian country no longer faces an imminent terror threat from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

Benedicte Bjoernland, head of Norway's security service PST, said Thursday new information indicates a terror attack won't take place now. But she said the overall threat level against Norway remains high.

Bjoernland said the original information that prompted last week's...

July 31, 2014 - 2:14pm
5 min 12 sec ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's economy minister says he is willing to hold further talks with holdout investors whose claim for bond payments forced the South American country into its second default in 13 years.

Economy Minister Axel Kicillof spoke after returning from failed talks in New York.

A U.S. court has blocked Argentina from making interest payments to creditors until it settles with U.S. hedge funds who claim they are owed...

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