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Russian police detain several gay activists

Irina Titova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:41am

Police in St. Petersburg on Sunday detained several gay activists who have held pickets in defense of gay rights on a Russian military holiday.

Myanmar's president visits area worst-hit by flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:01am

Myanmar's president on Sunday visited one of the worst-hit areas of the flood-stricken country, saying that water levels are slowly receding and that he hopes people can soon return to their homes.

Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

Michael Martinez, Deborah Bloom and David McKenzie CNN  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:52am

Jericho the lion is alive and well and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday.

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:40am

Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

Eileen NG and NGomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:21pm

Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:10pm

Now there are two: Zimbabwe identified a bow-hunting gynecological oncologist from Pennsylvania on Sunday as its suspect in what it calls the illegal killing of a lion in April, adding to the outcry over the Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.

Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:01pm

Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured on Sunday when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said.

Yemen's pro-government fighters get arms shipments

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 12:01pm

Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday.

Canada PM triggers election with vote in October

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 11:11am

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.

Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:32am

A Russian military helicopter from an elite aerobatic squadron crashed Sunday during an air show, killing one pilot and injuring another, the Defense Ministry said, the latest in a series of accidents that have dogged the nation's air force this year.

Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:20am

A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade died Sunday, a hospital official.

Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram force

Virgile Ahissou, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:01am

Benin's president has vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:40am

Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:31am

One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggers election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:30am

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggers election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote.

Rebels in eastern Ukraine say radioactive waste cache safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 7:20am

Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have sought to assuage concerns that a cache of radioactive waste at a local chemical factory could pose a threat.

Russian forces kill 8 suspected IS members in North Caucasus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 7:20am

Russia's counterterrorism agency says its forces in North Caucasus have killed eight militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital

Gerard Nzohabona, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 7:20am

A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.

UAE prosecutor refers 41 people to trial on terror charges

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:50am

The United Arab Emirates' top prosecutor referred 41 people to trial on charges of planning to carry out terrorist acts with the aim of overthrowing the government and establishing an extremist state, according to a statement released Sunday.