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Landslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A landslide hit a remote village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.

Egyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Three suspected militants died Wednesday when a bomb they were carrying in their car apparently went off by accident in a town south of Cairo, Egypt's official news agency reported.

Filipino hostages' release sparks hope for talks

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.

Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance to resolve a bitter dispute over the region's plans to hold a secession referendum in November.

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.

Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.

Khmer Rouge tribunal readies way for genocide case

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

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 execution.

Toyota remains at top in sales after first half

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

Obama, EU slap tough sanctions on certain of Russia's sectors

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia’s energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict damage on Western economies.

Argentine default: Billions on the line

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Argentina and a group of American hedge funds that own Argentine bonds were negotiating Tuesday seeking an agreement on repayment of Argentina’s debt. If no agreement is reached and Argentina doesn’t repay the bondholders by Wednesday, it will default on its debt for the second time in 13 years.

Argentina scrambles to avoid default as Wednesday midnight deadline looms

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Argentina officials met Tuesday with a mediator in New York in a last-ditch move to resolve a dispute with American creditors that has the South American nation on the brink of default, a development that would have dire consequences for the already struggling Argentine economy.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.

6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.

Global task force created after plane shot down

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation said Tuesday it is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.

Argentina fights with debt holdouts; default nears

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday. Here are the issues at stake:

Dozens reported dead in attacks in China where Uighur separatists are active

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

China’s state media reported Tuesday that dozens of people have been killed in the western province of Xinjiang, where police and Muslim Uighurs have clashed increasingly over the last half year.

Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Canada's top research and development organization, the Canadian government said Tuesday.

Officials blame Colombia power outage on rebels

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Colombian officials are blaming rebels for a power outage at the country's main port of Buenaventura.

Official: Venezuela tried to pressure Aruba

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Aruba's top prosecutor said Tuesday that Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure against the Dutch Caribbean island and the Netherlands in recent days to try to win the release of a powerful former general wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking charges.