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  • NATION/WORLD

    Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

    Nepal's government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.

  • NATION/WORLD

    AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids

    Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one — and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by adoring children.

  • NATION/WORLD

    China to put Glaxo investigators on trial Aug. 8

    A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Synagogue in Germany attacked

    Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight, but nobody was injured.

  • HEALTH

    2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

    Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza's electricity distribution company said. A huge cloud of black smoke rose over the coastal city.

  • NATION/WORLD

    In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

    Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower...

  • NATION/WORLD

    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

  • HEALTH

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

    The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges.

  • NATION/WORLD

    Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    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.

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