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July 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
10 min 3 sec ago

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's Defense Ministry says that 102 extremists have been killed, arrested or have turned themselves in during the first half of the year.

In a summary of action against terrorism, the official APS news agency quoted the ministry Tuesday as saying that large quantities of arms and munitions were seized.

Most of the terrorists, 66, were neutralized on the outskirts of the capital, Algiers, and the Kabylie region to the east...

July 7, 2015 - 1:38pm
10 min 3 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the biblical city.

Several Arab states submitted a draft resolution to UNESCO that condemns Israel for archaeological digs in Jerusalem's Old City and for building a light rail line nearby that it says caused damage and ruined its "visual integrity."

A UNESCO official says a resolution is due to be...

July 7, 2015 - 1:02pm
10 min 3 sec ago

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The negotiating group aiming at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has ended its latest round of talks without firm results.

Martin Sajdik, the envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said Tuesday he hoped concrete agreements could be reached at the next round of talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk on July 21.

The so-called "contact group" includes the OSCE, Ukraine and Russia....

July 7, 2015 - 12:56pm
10 min 3 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the number of Russians who have been killed while taking photos of themselves with smartphones, Russian police have started a new campaign called "Safe Selfies."

The instructions issued Tuesday warn against standing on railroad tracks, climbing onto roofs or posing with a gun or a tiger.

These are some of the ways that police say at least 10 Russians have been killed and 100 injured while taking selfies this year....

July 7, 2015 - 12:42pm
10 min 3 sec ago

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The director of Central African Republic state radio says armed gunmen surrounded the station and attempted an attack but were repelled by security forces overnight.

Eloi Bellonghot said Tuesday that a dozen attackers scaled fences and threatened to take gendarmes hostage, but a gendarme with a grenade forced the attackers to flee.

A National Gendarme official said the attackers were likely trying to make a...

July 7, 2015 - 12:15pm
40 min 4 sec ago

LA RONGE, Saskatchewan (AP) — Canadian soldiers are arriving to battle raging wildfires on the country's west coast, where about 13,000 people have been evacuated in recent days.

Premier Brad Wall says it is the biggest evacuation effort in Saskatchewan's history.

Colin King, deputy commissioner of operations with Saskatchewan's emergency management department, says 1,000 military personnel are arriving from Manitoba and Alberta.

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July 7, 2015 - 11:39am
1 hour 30 min ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Qatari company says one of its oil drilling rigs will need several months of repairs and maintenance after an accident off the Gulf nation's coast.

Gulf International Services said in a statement Tuesday that the accident happened Sunday in the offshore al-Shaheen oil and gas field. It involved the jack-up rig "Rumailah," which is owned by the company's Gulf Drilling International division and was being operated by Denmark-based...

July 7, 2015 - 10:58am
2 hours 39 min ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Uber, the international ride-hailing service, say some of their drivers are being harassed by taxi drivers in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg.

Meter taxi driver Daniel Sejamoholo said drivers meeting on Tuesday decided Uber should not be allowed to work without an affiliation to a local taxi association.

South African media reported that cabdrivers intimidated Uber drivers last week, accusing the popular internet-based...

July 7, 2015 - 10:57am
1 hour 30 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In an unprecedented step after more than a decade of hostility, Afghan government officials are meeting in Pakistan with representatives of the Taliban, according to Afghan and Pakistani officials.

An official from the Afghan government's high peace council told The Associated Press that the meeting took place Tuesday in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. However an official with the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that two days of talks would...

July 7, 2015 - 10:44am
3 hours 5 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian crooner Michael Buble and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, are expecting their second baby.

Buble made the announcement Tuesday via a video posted to his social media accounts.

The clip shows their nearly 2-year-old son, Noah, touching his mother's stomach while Buble, holding the camera, asks: "Who's that in there?"

Noah replies: "Baby."

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