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July 6, 2015 - 12:39pm
23 hours 4 min ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique says it has destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn in an effort to curb severe poaching of the country's elephant population.

Samiro Magane, a conservation official in Mozambique, said in a telephone interview that the burning of the ivory and rhino horn on Monday shows the government's policy of "zero tolerance" toward poaching.

The Wildlife Conservation Society, a New York-based group that...

July 6, 2015 - 12:23pm
1 day 24 min ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says an independent review of new information about the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold puts to rest claims that he was assassinated after surviving the crash but leaves many questions unanswered about a possible aerial attack or other interference.

Ban says in a letter to the U.N. General Assembly circulated Monday that some countries believed to have information about...

July 6, 2015 - 12:18pm
1 day 34 min ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military says a senior West Bank commander who killed a Palestinian stone-thrower last week opened fire because he felt "mortal" danger after stones hit his jeep's windshield.

The military said Monday that Col. Israel Shomer exhausted "all measures" before firing at 17-year-old Mohammed al-Kusbah, without elaborating on what the measures were.

However, Palestinian witness Haroun Hazeen told The Associated Press...

July 6, 2015 - 12:09pm
1 day 44 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Shares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses.

The market benchmark closed up 2.4 percent but still was down 27 percent from its June 12 peak. That came after a group of 21 state-owned brokerages pledged Saturday to buy stocks. On Sunday, the central bank promised more credit to finance trading. Regulators have...

July 6, 2015 - 11:57am
1 day 44 min ago

LONDON (AP) — An Italian surveillance company known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies appears to have succumbed to a damaging cyberattack which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.

Hacking Team's Twitter account appears to have been hijacked late Sunday, posting screenshots of what were purported to be internal company emails and details of secret deals with various world governments.

The AP...

July 6, 2015 - 11:55am
1 day 44 min ago

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.

Army chief Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minima says they "have been investigated and found to be free of all suspected incrimination."

He handed them over Monday in northeastern Maiduguri city to Borno State...

July 6, 2015 - 10:40am
1 day 1 hour ago

VIENNA (AP) — A day before a self-imposed deadline for reaching a nuclear accord, Iran is pushing to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a separate, parallel deal. That's a demand the United States opposes, however, as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast clout.

A senior Iranian official said Monday his country and six world powers are working on a U.N. resolution that endorses any future nuclear deal.

Lifting the arms embargo would be...

July 6, 2015 - 10:20am
1 day 2 hours ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says a military aircraft crashed during a training flight and both pilots were killed.

The Su-24 bomber crashed Monday while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, the ministry said in a statement, adding that the cause of the crash wasn't yet known.

The crash is the fifth one involving a Russian military aircraft in the past month, but the first with fatalities....

July 6, 2015 - 10:20am
1 day 2 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has convicted a 28-year-old Turkish man of supporting a terrorist organization fighting in Syria and sentenced him to two and a half years in prison.

Berlin state court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said Fatih I., whose last name wasn't given in accordance with privacy laws, was found guilty Monday of two counts of supporting a terrorist organization and fraud. Prosecutors dropped charges of membership in a terrorist organization for lack of...

July 6, 2015 - 10:13am
1 day 2 hours ago

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian police have charged a man with sending explosive devices to law firms and other businesses in the city of Winnipeg days after a woman was seriously injured in an explosion.

Guido Amsel, 49, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and a number of offences related to possessing explosives. Police said Monday that Amsel targeted law firms that represented him or his ex-wife in the past....

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