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Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:32am

Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated.

Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants carrying out suicide bombings across the region.

Activists warn of refugee housing crisis in German capital

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:21am

A thousand refugees may be sleeping outside in Berlin each night because authorities in the German capital are overwhelmed with the sharp rise in asylum-seekers this year, an activist group said Wednesday.

6 days missing: Search area for missing teens boaters grows

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:30am

As the search for two missing teen boaters from Florida entered its sixth day, Coast Guard crews on Wednesday extended the search area northward off the South Carolina coast, urging vessels in the wide expanse of the Atlantic to report any potential clues they might spot.

UK man found guilty of attempt to buy deadly ricin online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:51am

A British software programmer has been convicted of trying to obtain a chemical weapon after he attempted to buy enough ricin over the Internet to kill hundreds of people.

Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:51am

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.

UN says too soon for new Syrian peace conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:40am

The U.N. point man on Syria says it's too soon for another peace conference in Geneva and is inviting Syrians to hold intensive talks on key issues including a political transition and fighting terrorism.

Reports: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:21am

An Israeli drone attack in southern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three pro-government gunmen, an activist group and a Lebanese TV station reported.

Poland's richest businessman, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:01am

Jan Kulczyk, Poland's richest man and the founder and president of investment empire Kulczyk Holding, who made his fortune during Poland's economic transformations, has died from complications following surgery, the company said Wednesday. He was 65.

Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:51am

Back-to-back suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, officials said, as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory under the extremists' control.

British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:50am

A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:41am

Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar died more than 2 years ago.

Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:31am

A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.

Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal

Ali Akbar Dareini and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:31am

France sought Wednesday to relaunch diplomatic ties with Iran in the hope of boosting business in the country, following a key nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers reached earlier this month.

Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack

Asim Tanveer and Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:11am

One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militants during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday.

Munich council upholds ban on Holocaust 'stumbling stones'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:00am

Munich's city council has refused to lift a ban on so-called "stumbling stones," tiny plaques embedded in sidewalks to commemorate Holocaust victims outside their former homes, which are a common sight elsewhere in Germany.

Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:50am

Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi.

Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:40am

Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

Report says crash site of missing Lao helicopter found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:31am

Search teams in Laos have located the crash site of a Soviet-made Mi-7 Lao military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board, the Southeast Asian country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.