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  • Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao has signed a deal with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the…

  • Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece suffered its worst stock market bloodbath in decades on Monday, when it opened after a forced five-week closure, and new data showed a dismal outlook for the bailout-dependent country’s shrinking…

  • Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan election officials rejected a high-profile opposition leader’s attempt to register as a candidate Monday for upcoming congressional elections. Former congresswoman Maria Corina Machado announced that the National Elections Council had…

  • Cranes fall on houses in Netherlands, 1 man rescued

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rescuers pulled a survivor from under the wreckage of apartments and shops flattened on Monday shortly after two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in a central Dutch city…

  • Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian…

  • Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

    BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The…

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last…

  • Lukoil managers charged for money $1.95 bln laundering

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion). Prosecutors at the Court of Appeal in Ploiesti, where Lukoil’s refinery is…

  • Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said. Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, president of The Association for…

  • Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said. The attackers came on motorcycles into Gourma-Rharouss,…

  • Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The confirmed death of the Taliban’s reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and…

  • CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the…

  • Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

    TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT’s co-creators Frauke Zeller and David…

  • 2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said a woman was seriously wounded. She said another…

  • Kosovo approves court to try wartime leaders for war crimes

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s Parliament on Monday approved a constitutional amendment to set up a special court to prosecute former leaders over war crimes, including the killing of hundreds of Serb civilians. The 120-seat…