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Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones

AP Photo/Amel Emric SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones. There’s rarely a day in which he does not find the remains of at least one murdered boy or man, even...
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Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win

AP Photo/JASON FRANSON VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Four years ago when Japan’s players hoisted the Women’s World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced. Leading up to the victory in Germany, Japan had been deeply scarred by the deadly earthquake and tsunami. The...
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Tour de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans

AP Photo/Christophe Ena As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Andrew...
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Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson HOUSTON (AP) — The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ database, according to legal experts. The investigation is likely several...

Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested 100 Hamas members in the West Bank in the biggest raid of its kind in years. It was the biggest mass arrest in one night since 2007 when Palestinians split after the Islamic militant group Hamas violently...
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Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war

AP Photo/Hadi Mizban BAGHDAD (AP) — In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of the war-torn country. “The...
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Malaysian premier denies he got $700 million from state fund

AP Photo/Joshua Paul KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied news reports that $700 million ($2.6 billion) were funneled from an indebted state investment fund into his personal accounts. The investment fund 1MDB, which has...
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Let’s make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider...
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

AP Photo/Kristina Barker HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and...
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AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg ‘Liar’s Poker’

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein SHANGHAI (AP) — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book about Wall Street, “Liar’s Poker,” was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual...