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China says pro-government imam murdered in NW

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.

Poles protest Russian ban on their food with humor

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Poles are posting photos of themselves with apples online along with mocking comments to protest a Russian ban on Polish food.

China denies hacking Canadian tech research group

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A Chinese official said Thursday that Canada should withdraw its accusation that China was behind the hacking of Canada's top technology development organization.

Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential candidates sparred over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.

Lawmakers: U.S. restrictions on Venezuelan officials too little

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

The U.S. State Department rolled out travel and visa restrictions on Venezuelan officials accused of human rights violations. But South Florida lawmakers say the sanctions don’t go far enough.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/30/4262612/us-imposes-travel-sanctions-on.html#storylink=cpy

Spain court studies paternity suit against ex-king

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Spain's Supreme Court says it will consider an appeal of a rejected paternity suit filed against the recently abdicated King Juan Carlos.

Ex-Senegal leader's son starts corruption trial

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

The son of Senegal's president is going on trial after more than a year in jail, accused of illegally amassing some $248 million.

Lebanese Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was recently killed while on a "jihadi mission" in Iraq, officials in Lebanon said Thursday.

Floods submerge parts of Balkans, 2 have died

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A second person has drowned after rivers burst their banks in Romania, authorities said Thursday, and the flooding also caused damage across the Balkans, inundating a power plant in Serbia and causing landslides in Montenegro.

UK judge opens inquiry into Litvinenko killing

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A British judge on Thursday opened an inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, saying the central question is whether the Russian state ordered the killing.

Russia ordered to pay another $2.5 bln for Yukos

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay out another 1.9 billion euros ($2.5 billion) to a group of shareholders of Yukos, the oil company the government dismantled over a decade ago.

Myanmar reports largest heroin seizure of year

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A Myanmar drug squad seized more than 140 kilograms (300 pounds) of heroin in a town near the Thai border in the country's largest confiscation this year, state media reported Thursday.

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a scene experts fear has been badly compromised in the two weeks since the plane was blown out of the sky.

Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.

Russia tensions hurting European companies

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Russia's standoff with the West is hurting European companies, from heavy industry to sports goods makers, even before the latest sanctions have a chance to take effect.

Dad of jailed reporter: Son a victim of injustice

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

The father of an Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt said Thursday that he respects the integrity of Egypt's courts but knows his son is the victim of injustice.

Former aide to Prince Philip charged in sex case

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s.

Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.