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Oscar Pistorius' brother 'badly hurt' in car crash

|Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl has been "badly hurt" in a car accident after a head-on collision on a highway in South Africa.

UK prime minister says NATO must rethink Russia

|Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says NATO must rethink its long-term relationship with Russia following its "illegal" actions in Ukraine.

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Authorities in Taiwan's second-biggest city were focusing on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 27 people and injured 267.

Landslide blocks river in northern Nepal; 8 dead

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said.

Greek frigate returns after Libya evacuation

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya returned early Saturday to a port near Athens.

Justice delayed is pondered in Cambodia

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

A U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal will deliver a verdict this coming Thursday in the trial of the two top leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are blamed for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians though starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution.

Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that says it supplies General Motors, state media reported.

Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.

Landslide blocks Nepal river; 6 people die

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A massive landslide blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal and caused the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages, officials said Saturday.

Puerto Rico braces for rain from tropical storm

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Tropical Storm Bertha spun toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic early Saturday after dumping heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean and causing several power outages in the region.

Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

At least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.

70 kidnapped migrants rescued in northern Mexico

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who had been kidnapped and were being held at a house inside a gated community in the coastal city of Madero.

China bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100 of them are believed left.

Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.

China bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

An environmental panel says fewer than 100 of Mexico's vaquita marina porpoises are left and they are in imminent danger of extinction.

A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in the Gaza Strip.

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

Remains of Air Algerie crash victims now in Paris

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

France's foreign and transport ministries say the first traces of passenger remains from the site where the Air Algerie plane went down in Mali last month have been brought to Paris for identification.

NKorea seeks UN meeting on US-SKorea drills

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

North Korea said Friday it has asked for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, warning the drills increase the danger of war on the Korean peninsula.

Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Iran has opened the country's first, state-run rehab and treatment center for alcoholism, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Friday.