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July 15, 2016 - 11:42am
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LA CAVERNE DU PONT-D'ARC, France (AP) — Amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice, the Tour de France rolled on and defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead on Friday.

Thousands of people lined the 37.5-kilometer (23-mile) time trial route to celebrate the Tour and pay homage to the dozens killed and injured by a truck which drove through beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

Froome finished second to Tom...

July 15, 2016 - 10:45am
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Police in Calgary say they've found a body believed to be that of a 5-year-old girl reported missing this week after her mother was found dead, and a suspect has been charged with murder in both deaths.

The Calgary Police Service says the body believed to be Taliyah Leigh Marsman was found by searchers Thursday near a roadway near suburban Chestermere, Alberta.

The discovery comes just days after the girl's 34-year-old mother...

July 15, 2016 - 9:42am
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has launched a program of having Muslim clerics read a standardized government-written sermon at Friday prayers, a move by the state to tighten control over religious discourse.

The minister for religious endowments, Mokhtar Gomaa, gave the first such set sermon Friday at Cairo's Amr ibn al-As Mosque. He read from a paper a sermon against corruption, titled, "Bad money is a lethal poison."

Over the past three years, the ministry...

July 15, 2016 - 9:40am
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CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian human rights lawyer has been banned from traveling after airport authorities said he is blacklisted over a court case linked to receiving illegal foreign funds.

Airport security authorities ordered Nasser Amin's luggage to be removed from a Cairo-Beirut flight on Thursday. Amin, who is a member of the state-run National Council for Human Rights, commented on Friday on his Twitter account, saying that he will challenge the travel ban in...

July 15, 2016 - 9:29am
1 week 5 days ago

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait is saying "no" to "Pokemon Go" in certain places.

The tiny oil-rich emirate's Interior Ministry issued a statement Friday warning users of the smash mobile phone application from taking pictures of any vital government, military or security location.

It also warned users not to pounce on Pikachus or chase Charmanders at mosques, shopping centers, malls and oil installations.

Lt. Gen. Sulaiman al-Fahad at...

July 15, 2016 - 9:10am
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Crowds of people have lined the streets of several towns in northern England to pay tribute to slain British lawmaker Jo Cox as her funeral cortege goes by.

A private funeral is being held for the Labour Party legislator who was shot and stabbed to death outside a library in Birstall, 200 miles (320 kilometers), north of London on June 16.

Many threw flowers in the path of her funeral cortege on Friday. The funeral service will be...

July 15, 2016 - 8:58am
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government has denounced an influential Buddhist nationalist group after failing to speaking against it strongly while others were accusing it of using hate speech and inspiring violence against Muslims.

The Ma Ba Tha organization's charismatic leader, the monk Wirathu, responded Wednesday by calling the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a "woman dictator."

The Sangha Council, a state institution that...

July 15, 2016 - 8:39am
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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's ruling Socialists say they will approve anything the opposition Democratic Party wants in a judicial reform package, fundamental to ensuring the launch of the membership negotiations with the European Union, if it's also agreed on with Brussels and the U.S.

The U.S. and EU, directly involved in the two-year reform process, have failed to convince the Democrats, which have said Western officials only should monitor and not actively...

July 15, 2016 - 8:14am
1 week 5 days ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — UNESCO has put four new sites on its World Heritage List.

The new sites, announced Friday, include China's Zuojiang Huashan rock art cultural landscape, Iran's ancient aqueducts known as Qanat, and India's archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara.

The World Heritage Committee also selected Micronesia's artificial islets of Nan Madol and simultaneously placed it on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

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July 15, 2016 - 8:12am
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BEIJING (AP) — A report by China's Cabinet says 53 people are in custody in an investigation into a landslide that killed 73 people and left four others missing in the southern city of Shenzhen last year.

The State Council's investigation report said Friday the landslide in which a mountain of construction waste that had been piled up against a hill collapsed during heavy rains onto an industrial park was an "extraordinarily serious production safety accident."...

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