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[Newsmaker] China probes ex-security czar

BEIJING (AP) ― China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping’s firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo a...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:52

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

BEIJING (AFP) ― A clash in Xinjiang, home to China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called a “terror attack” on a police station and township.Dozens of civilians and assailants were killed and ...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:45

Militia gunfire in Libyan capital as inferno rages

CAIRO (AP) ― Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya’s capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country’s 2011 civil war. The blaze engulfing oil depots started earli...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:31

150 feared trapped in landslide in Indian village: rescue official

MUMBAI, India (AFP) ― A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, leaving 150 people feared trapped, a rescue official said.The landslide submerged Malin village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, regional commanda...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:30

Khmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case

PHNOM PENH (AP) ― A U.N.-backed tribunal on Wednesday began a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of the two senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s from starvation, exhaustion, disease and executio...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:30

Canada: China hacked science agency computers

OTTAWA (AFP) ― Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.China partners each year with thousands of Canadians firms to roll out new technologies, and took advantage of this arrangement to engage in a cy...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:30

Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 9 meters into the air, forcing the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school’s famed basketball...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:30

U.S. negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The Obama administration’s chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the admini...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:30

U.S., EU impose new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expans...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:30

(Photo News) Baby born in air strike

Palestinian baby girl Shayma Shiekh al-Eid lies in an incubator after doctors delivered her from the womb of her mother, who medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in the south...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:05

U.S. asks Korea to join sanctions on Russia

A high-ranking U.S. sanctions official asked South Korea Tuesday to join Washington-led efforts to impose tougher sanctions against Russia, sources here said.Peter Harrell, deputy secretary for counte...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:03

EU to impose new Russia sanctions as fighting blocks MH17 probe

DONETSK (AFP) ― The EU was set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, as fighting in the strife-torn east again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.For the third day running, an unarmed t...

Updated : 2014.07.29 21:02

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

CAIRO (AP) ― A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya’s capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya’s interim gover...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:51

Violence in Gaza as world calls for truce

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) ― Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged Tuesday with strikes killing 13 Palestinians, a day after five Israeli soldiers died, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence.It was a bloody start to the three-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr ...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:51

Pilots of Air Algerie jet asked to turn back: French minister

PARIS (AFP) ― France said Monday the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back in a new development to a complex probe in...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:51