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July 2, 2015 - 6:56am
14 min 33 sec ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — State-run Pakistani TV says at least two cars of a train have fallen into a canal because of a bridge collapse, killing at least two people.

It said the incident took place Thursday near Gujranwala, a city in the eastern Punjab province.

TV networks showed footage of soldiers taking part in the rescue operation.

Pakistan Railways spokesman Abdul Rauf Tahir confirmed the incident but declined to provide further...

July 2, 2015 - 6:18am
14 min 33 sec ago

CAIRO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local).


Egyptian security officials say gunmen shot and killed a security guard in front of a bank in Fayoum, 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Cairo.

It was not immediately clear if...

July 2, 2015 - 5:55am
14 min 33 sec ago

VIENNA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a series of meetings with U.S. partners in the nuclear talks before an evening negotiating round with the Iranians.

Kerry was meeting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in a Vienna hotel as world powers seek progress in the talks. He'll later talk to chief European Union diplomat Federica Mogherini and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Thursday evening will be dominated by Kerry's scheduled...

July 2, 2015 - 5:34am
14 min 33 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to rule in a case brought by nearly 400 survivors and family members of victims of a school hostage-taking in southern Russia in 2004 that left more than 300 dead.

The survivors and family members argue that the state failed to protect victims in Beslan, and that there wasn't an effective investigation into what happened. Some say disproportionate force by authorities led to many of the deaths....

July 2, 2015 - 5:08am
14 min 32 sec ago

CAIRO (AP) — A newspaper close to the Egyptian government says the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked troops in the Sinai Peninsula used sophisticated weaponry, including Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles.

In a graphic on its front page Thursday, el-Watan daily says the attackers also used mortars, anti-aircraft guns and other guided missiles.

The attack, which included a wave of suicide bombings and assaults on security installations...

July 2, 2015 - 4:53am
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PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has ruled that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast implants, overturning a lower court decision.

Thousands of women worldwide received implants made by French company PIP. The implants were found to contain industrial-grade silicone instead of medical silicone and to be prone to leakage.

PIP's owner was sentenced to prison but his bankrupt...

July 2, 2015 - 4:49am
14 min 32 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Zahid Hamidi also says Singapore has pledged $200,000 to the fund at a special regional meeting Thursday on the refugee crisis.

Since early May, more than 4,600 boat...

July 2, 2015 - 4:37am
14 min 32 sec ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge says a court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine.

Appeals Court Judge Abdul Nasir Murid said Thursday that three of the men convicted of the murder of Farkhunda Malikzada in March were instead given 20-year sentences. The fourth was sentenced to 10 years.

The ruling was made in a closed-door hearing Wednesday and first...

July 2, 2015 - 4:27am
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime have appealed their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their roles during the group's brutal rule in the 1970s.

Khieu Samphan, the Khmer Rouge's 83-year-old former head of state, and Nuon Chea, its 88-year-old chief ideologue, appeared in court Thursday.

The two men are the regime's only surviving senior leaders. In August,...

July 2, 2015 - 4:19am
24 min 32 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's new leftist mayor has halted the issuing of tourist accommodation licenses in the immensely popular city while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has become saturated in recent years.

A town hall statement Thursday said the directive would apply to hotels, apartments, hostels and rented private houses.

Mayor Ada Colau took office last month promising social changes, including a plan to deal with the...

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