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Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:21am

In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.

Soldiers in Hungary begin building fence to stop migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:10am

Hungarian soldiers started building a fence Monday on the border with Serbia, an effort meant to stop the rising flow of migrants trying to enter the European Union.

Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:51am

The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive one-eyed leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday.

Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11am

Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.

Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11am

French and Malaysian investigators have met with a judge in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:45am

Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.

Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi visits flood-hit area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:31am

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited one of the country's many flood-afflicted areas Monday, raising her profile during a national disaster that has killed at least 46 people and could affect this November's general election.

Ukraine's ex-PM sets up 'Ukraine salvation committee'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:31am

Ukraine's former prime minister, in exile in Moscow, has announced the creation of a 'Ukraine salvation committee' and pushed for early presidential and parliamentary elections.

Police: Messages for No. 1 Mafioso hidden in Sicilian soil

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 11:01am

The No. 1 Cosa Nostra fugitive communicates with henchmen using written messages buried in dirt or hidden under boulders on sheep ranches and comes and goes from Sicily, possibly thanks to high-level protection, investigators said Monday after nabbing some of his alleged accomplices.

Troop reinforcements march on key rebel-held base in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:51am

Hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen on Monday, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared the path for their advance, military officials said.

UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:41am

The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.

In Poland, communist-era graves overlay victims of the state

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11am

Fearing the power of their patriotism, Poland's communist leaders killed the nation's World War II heroes and anti-communist activists and dumped their bodies secretly in mass graves, hoping they would be forgotten. They were topped with new graves.

Indian government, key northeast rebel group sign peace deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11am

India's government signed a peace treaty on Monday with a key rebel group in the country's insurgency-wracked northeast.

Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:01am

A Zimbabwean safari operator accused of facilitating an illegal lion hunt for an American citizen in April denies the bow and arrow kill was unlawful and says his client acted in "good faith."

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

Gerard Nzohabona, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:41am

Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

UK police watchdog to probe abuse claim against ex-PM Heath

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:01am

Britain's police watchdog said Monday that it will investigate whether police failed to pursue an allegation of child sexual abuse against the late Prime Minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.

Sierra Leone concerns grow from new case, as CDC head visits

Clarence Roy-MacAulay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:00am

Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili District after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, an official said.

Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 27 people

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:50am

Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said.

China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:21am

Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple.