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Bus service resumes in San Salvador after driver killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:41am

Bus service is returning to near normal in El Salvador's capital after a four-day interruption due to a string of deadly gang attacks on drivers and warnings to others to abandon their routes.

Litvinenko widow accuses Putin of ordering husband killing

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:41am

The widow of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko said Friday that a public inquiry pointed to President Vladimir Putin as being ultimately responsible for her husband's death, and her lawyer called the Russian leader a "tin-pot despot" who sanctioned the killing.

APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:41am

German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

Afghan Taliban praise new leader as rift in ranks appears

Lynne O'Donnell and Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:20am

The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the group issued a statement praising their new leader as one of the late chief's most "trusted" associates.

Court orders Jerusalem gay pride attacker remain in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:00am

An anti-gay ultra-Orthodox extremist suspected of stabbing revelers at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade appeared in court on Friday and the judge ordered that he remain in custody.

AP PHOTOS: New Russian Army store opens in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:20am

Perhaps in response to President Vladimir Putin's increasingly militaristic policies, The Russian Army Store opened earlier this summer in Moscow as an upmarket venue selling a wide range of patriotic goods — from mugs with Putin's portrait to limited-edition clothing like a leather jacket costing over $1,500.

Al-Qaida attacks headquarters of US-backed Syrian rebels

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:51am

Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the command headquarters of a U.S.-backed rebel faction in northern Syria, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen, the U.S.-backed factions and an activist group said.

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:42am

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

UNHCR: Greece must do more to tackle migration 'emergency'

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:41am

Greek authorities need to "wake up" and do more to adequately accommodate a burgeoning number of refugee arrivals that has become a full-blown humanitarian emergency requiring a natural disaster-like response, a senior official with the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:11am

A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats have pledged to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit — the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:32am

Uganda's long-serving president on Friday declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying the country needs him to stick around to continue its economic development.

Official: 2 Indians held near Libya's Sirte town, 2 safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:41am

Four Indian nationals were detained near the Libyan city of Sirte, India's foreign ministry said Friday, but declined to say who had held the men.

Tunisia's president extends state of emergency 2 more months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:51am

Tunisia's presidency on Friday extended the country's state of emergency for an additional two months as the country battles a violent Islamic insurgency that last month killed 38 tourists on a beach.

Hungarian minister: over 100,000 migrants so far in 2015

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:51am

More than 100,000 migrants have reached Hungary so far this year, nearly all of them entering through its southern border with Serbia, the Hungarian foreign minister said Friday.

World Food Program cuts aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:41am

The World Food Program announced new cuts Friday in food aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, highlighting a growing funding crisis of international agencies helping millions displaced by Syria's conflict.

Doctors strike in Ghana, demand better conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:40am

Ghana's Medical Association says more doctors working at public hospitals across the country are set to join a strike demanding better working conditions.

Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:31am

Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked a fragile peace process.

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Aref Tufaha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:30am

A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and Palestinians.

UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:21am

Prime Minister David Cameron offered Friday to send sniffer dogs and fencing to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain, pledging to work closely with French authorities to get a grip on the crisis.