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August 1, 2015 - 11:18am
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection he has had for several weeks.

The foundation, which is named after Tutu and his wife Leah, said Saturday that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate will remain in the hospital in Cape Town for several more days.

Tutu has been treated for prostate cancer for many years. The foundation quotes...

August 1, 2015 - 10:57am
8 min 40 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.

Police said Saturday that an anti-Semitic slogan was found written Friday afternoon on part of the East Side Gallery, a section of the Berlin Wall that was painted by artists after the barrier between East and West Berlin was opened. The defaced section...

August 1, 2015 - 10:05am
8 min 40 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Witnesses say a display plane has crashed during a car and music show in northwest England. There was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot or injuries among spectators.

The plane went down Saturday during CarFest at Oulton Park, a motor-racing track about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of London. Photos showed smoke rising from a field near the site.

DJ Chris Evans, who founded CarFest, tweeted that there had been "a...

August 1, 2015 - 9:38am
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Officials say heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary shelters

Much of the country has been hit by flooding and landslides over the last few weeks. The government's Relief and Resettlement Department estimates that 110,000 people have been severely affected by the floods, particularly in the Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states...

August 1, 2015 - 8:48am
8 min 40 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governing body of world says sailing it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.

Peter Sowrey, the chief executive of the governing body ISAF, said he wants to know what's in the water "from a virus perspective as well as a bacteria perspective."

He says the AP...

August 1, 2015 - 8:44am
8 min 40 sec ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left the area.

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says members of the Division 30 faction fled to a nearby area controlled by a Syrian Kurdish militia.

Abu al-Hassan Marea, a Syrian activist who is...

August 1, 2015 - 7:27am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has scheduled a trilateral meeting in Qatar with his U.S. and Saudi counterparts.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Sergey Lavrov will confer with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir during his two-day trip to Doha starting Sunday. Kerry earlier has said he plans to meet separately in Doha with Lavrov to discuss Syria, Iran and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine....

August 1, 2015 - 7:18am
8 min 40 sec ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

The river is a transportation lifeline in a country with few all-weather roads or airstrips, but it currently forms the frontline in Upper Nile between rebel forces on the west side and government forces on the east.

Military spokesman Col. Philip...

August 1, 2015 - 6:39am
8 min 40 sec ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says at least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June.

The U.N. mission to Iraq said Saturday that at least 844 civilians were among the dead, while 488 members of Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias fighting the Islamic State group were killed. It put the number of the wounded at 2,108. Baghdad was the worst affected province with 335 people killed...

August 1, 2015 - 6:28am
8 min 40 sec ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Authorities say Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite rebels there.

Aden's airport chief Tarek Abdu Ali says Yemen Prime Minister Khaled Bahah landed in Aden with six ministers on Saturday.

A Yemeni official says Bahah will chair a Cabinet meeting later Saturday that will be attended by seven other government ministers...

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