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Britons mark the 10th anniversary of London transit attacks

AP Photo/Matt Dunham LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London’s transit system. Four British men inspired by al-Qaida blew themselves up on three London subway trains and a...
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Malaysia freezes 6 bank accounts in probe linked to premier

AP Photo/Joshua Paul KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities froze six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib...
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Dutch peacekeepers still suffer stigma after Srebrenica

AP Photo/Amel Emric THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rob Zomer has heard the comments many times over: You’re cowards, killers. How could you stand there and do nothing? A stream of insults to add to the mental injuries they suffered 20 years ago when they were part of a...
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Young Indians embrace dating apps despite social taboos

AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal NEW DELHI (AP) — Aditi Mendiratta’s biggest worry as she’s swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read “Congratulations! You have a new match” from her parents. “They wouldn’t be cool...

Boycott Israel drive gains strength, raising alarm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott campaign against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Long...

Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 in Kenya’s north

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says at least 14 people have been killed in an attack by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants in the country’s north. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo said the attack took place Tuesday in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera...

China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan

BEIJING (AP) — China opened an exhibition Tuesday commemorating the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war’s end in Asia with great fanfare. Soldiers and children stood in silence...
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AP PHOTOS: Pope encountering rich indigenous traditions

AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Rich indigenous traditions dating back centuries before European priests arrived in the New World are on display throughout South America. As Pope Francis tours Ecuador, the government has recruited indigenous people to greet the...

Student activists in Thailand go before military court

BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta’s strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly. The university...
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World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a few moments over the past month, the Women’s World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away. Those moments came on the pitch: From upstart Cameroon crashing the...