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Congo's health minister quits over Ebola response changes

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:53am

Congo's Health Minister Oly Ilunga resigned from his post Monday to protest the president's decision to take over management of the response to the Ebola outbreak.

B.C. police searching for 2 missing, investigating murders

Jim Morris, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:59am

The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia.

Japan's Abe pushes charter change despite election results

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:29am

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for public debate on revising Japan's pacifist constitution, saying voters who handed his ruling bloc a majority in weekend parliamentary elections have given him a mandate.

Egypt hands out 11 life sentences for joining Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:29am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison on charges of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Missing Polish boy's body found; dead father only suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:45am

Prosecutors in Poland say the father of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found over the weekend is the sole suspect in the child's slaying.

Kenya's finance minister arrested for fraud, corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:37am

Kenya's criminal investigation chief says the country's finance minister has been arrested on charges of fraud and corruption over the awarding of contracts to construct two dams in western Kenya.

Cambodian leader denies allowing China naval base

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:56am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday strongly denied that he was allowing China to set up a military outpost in the Southeast Asian nation, after a news report alleged that the two nations signed a secret pact allowing Beijing exclusive use of a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand.

Dozens feared trapped in building on fire in Mumbai

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:54am

A fire broke out Monday in a nine-story building with offices of a state-run telephone company in Mumbai, India's financial capital, and dozens of people were feared trapped, an official said.

Denmark police investigate after 100 gravestones vandalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:44am

About 100 gravestones in Denmark have been found vandalized with graffiti in a cemetery adjacent to Hadsund Church in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula.

UK legislator charged with 2 sexual assaults against women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:32am

A Conservative Party legislator in Britain has been charged with sexually assaulting two women.

Afghan officials: Airstrike kills 6 in eastern province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:27am

Afghan officials say a joint airstrike by NATO and Afghan forces has killed at least six civilians in eastern Logar province.

Pilot of Libyan jet lands in Tunisia, reports plane problem

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:06am

A Libyan military jet trainer was forced to land on the outskirts of a city in southeast Tunisia after it violated Tunisian airspace, a Tunisian Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Car bomb blasts Somalia's capital near airport; 10 killed

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:38am

A car bomb by Islamic extremists in Somalia's capital on Monday has killed at least 10 people, say police.

Court: Walesa must apologize to Poland's ruling party head

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:16am

A Polish appeals court upheld a lower court's verdict in a slander case and ruled Monday that pro-democracy fighter and former president Lech Walesa must apologize to the leader of the country's right-wing ruling party.

Rights group: Iraq government mismanaging water crisis

Ali Abdul-Hassan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:53am

Increased rainfall in Iraq this year has helped alleviate a water crisis in Basra and may avert the kind of large-scale and violent protests that afflicted the southern province last summer.

Iran's supreme leader vows not to give up on Palestinians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:46am

Iran's supreme leader was quoted Monday as saying during a meeting with a delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas that his country won't give up its stance in support of the Palestinians.

EU ministers meet in Paris on divisive issue of migrants

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:32am

European ministers met Monday in Paris seeking some unity on how to deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, people who are now being blocked out of ports by Italy and Malta, dragged back unwillingly to lawless Libya or used as pawns in political standoffs across Europe.

4 Turks kidnapped in central Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:28am

Nigerian police say four Turkish nationals have been abducted by gunmen.

Firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal, 31 people hurt

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:24am

More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday were battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer.