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AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found....

5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste....

US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
SYDNEY (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries....

Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone....

AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes
MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) -- Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown....

Somalia president: No elections in 2016
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition parties charge that that his government is taking advantage of poor security to extend its mandate through postponement of elections....

For North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an option
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them....

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people - the country's worst terrorist attack - was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital punishment....

Afghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan - a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations....

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip....

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Somalia president: No elections in 2016

Myanmar pardons China loggers among nearly 7,000 prisoners

Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

Latin America/Caribbean
Truck hits religious procession in Mexico, 16 dead, 30 hurt

Middle East
Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial