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US presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley visits Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:20pm

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley became the first Democratic presidential candidate to make a campaign stop in Puerto Rico this year as part of an effort to woo Latino voters.

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:51am

An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.

1,300 march in Berlin in support of 2 journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:30am

Some 1,300 people have rallied in Berlin in support of two journalists who prosecutors are investigating for treason over two reports revealing authorities' plans to expand surveillance of online communication.

Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

Katherine Corcoran, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:50pm

A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:30pm

Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by Shining Path rebels in a remote jungle region, government officials said.

2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:20pm

Kurdish rebels on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

China to close Beijing's airports during military parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:31pm

Chinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II.

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

Lynne O'Donnell and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:21pm

Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in a message aimed at preventing a split in the group between those who want peace and those who still believe they can win.

Researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of 2nd lion killing

Gerald Imray, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:51pm

A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in early July.

Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 2:51pm

Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday.

Exiled Yemen prime minister visits war-torn city of Aden

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:41pm

Yemen's exiled prime minister has visited the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite Houthi rebels there, authorities said.

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'

Vivian Salama and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:31pm

Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.

Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:12pm

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:41am

Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday.

21 feared dead in mudslide in India's remote northeast

Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:10am

Twenty-one people were feared dead Saturday in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region, police said.

Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:51am

South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection, a foundation said Saturday.

UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

Jon Gambrell and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:01am

Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.

Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:00am

Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.

South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

Jason Patinkin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:10am

Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.