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Hiroshima unhappy atomic-bomb park is 'Pokemon Go' site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:40am

"Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

Geneva police step up airport sweeps as part of French probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:30am

Geneva police have increased a deployment at the Swiss city's airport and are conducting a sweep of identity papers and other checks after receiving unspecified "information" in connection with an investigation in neighboring France.

Spain: Moroccans arrested for financing Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:10am

Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested two Moroccan brothers suspected of sending money to finance the armed Islamic State group.

IS: Ansbach attacker fought for us before coming to Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:10am

The weekly Al-Nabaa online magazine of the Islamic State group says Mohammad Daleel took three months to prepare the bomb that wounded 15 people and killed him in the German town of Ansbach.

IS claims responsibility for attack on Syrian town; 22 die

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:01am

A huge car bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more, state-run Syrian TV reported.

2 Indians, Filipino among 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:00am

An Indian who led a grassroots movement on behalf of the low-caste Dalit community and the Philippines' chief anti-corruption fighter are among the six recipients of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award, honoring leadership in solving society's most intractable problems.

Italy arrests 2 Moroccans in terror investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:50am

Italian police say they have arrested two Moroccan residents on suspicion of distributing pro-Islamic State propaganda.

Former Swedish communist leader Hermansson dies at 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:30am

Carl-Henrik Hermansson, who led Sweden's communist party as it broke its allegiance to the Soviet Union, has died. He was 98.

Flood, landslides triggered by heavy rains kill 54 in Nepal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:20am

Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Nepal have killed 54 people over the last two days, an official said Wednesday.

Iraqi council votes to demolish homes of convicted militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:20am

An Iraqi provincial council has approved a decision that would allow local authorities to demolish homes of convicted militants and banish their families from the province.

Syrian state TV raises death toll in car bombing in northern town, says 22 people died in Qamishli, near Turkey's border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:10am

Syrian state TV raises death toll in car bombing in northern town, says 22 people died in Qamishli, near Turkey's border.

China sends Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:31am

A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China.

Israeli military says it killed suspect behind deadly ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:40am

Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack in a shootout early on Wednesday, the military said.

Indonesian president announces new Cabinet line-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:30am

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military with a checkered career in charge of security.

Indian activist to end her nearly 16-year hunger strike

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50pm

A 44-year-old activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest alleged brutality by India's military said Tuesday that she will end her fast and run in state elections.

N. Korea floats propaganda leaflets in river for 1st time

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:40pm

South Korea on Wednesday accused rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets down a river in the first such incident.

Three Thai activists charged with criminal defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:30pm

Three Thai human rights activists have been charged with criminal defamation over a report that detailed alleged systematic torture inside military enclosures in the country's southern provinces. All three denied the charges and were freed Wednesday without having to post bail.

China criticizes US, Japan, Australia for 'fanning' tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:41pm

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized the United States, Japan and Australia for a joint statement on the South China Sea that he said was only "fanning the flames" of regional tensions just as countries have agreed to cool them down.

Japan police send suspect in stabbing spree to prosecutors

Mari Yamaguchi and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:21pm

The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama.