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S. Korea investigates Samsung boss prostitution allegations

Tong-Hyung Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:40am

South Korean prosecutors have started investigating allegations that ailing Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee bought sex from prostitutes several times between 2011 and 2013.

5 Philippine leaders, often rivals, unite to discuss China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:40am

The new Philippine leader on Wednesday gathered four past presidents, most of whom have been politically at odds with one another, to discuss a unifying worry: their country's territorial disputes with China.

Baghdad suicide bomb kills 6; province takes on militants

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:30am

A suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least six people. South of the Iraqi capital, a provincial council approved a decision allowing authorities to demolish homes of convicted militants and banish their families from the province.

Syrian state TV raises death toll from what it says was a twin bombing in the northern town of Qamishli to 44 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:00am

Syrian state TV raises death toll from what it says was a twin bombing in the northern town of Qamishli to 44 killed.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:00am

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

Greek asylum hearings for 8 Turkish soldiers are postponed

Costas Kantouris and Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:50am

A lawyer says the eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after the failed July 15 coup in Turkey have earned a postponement in the discussion of their applications for political asylum.

Gunmen in Armenia take paramedics hostage

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

Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following an exchange of fire with officers.

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.

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.

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.