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Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment....

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July....

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's stock market plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country's latest economic crisis....

Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning....

Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 17 people
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 17 people on Monday, activists said....

AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945
EDITOR'S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs - one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. "Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death," an AP story reported. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. World War II was effectively over....

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Gunfire rang out in Burundi's capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza....

Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan government addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time Monday, saying it will not deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, beating the Kazakh city of Almaty 44-40 in a surprisingly close vote to take the games back to the city that hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Chinese capital - the first city to host both the winter and summer games - was seen by the International Olympic Committee as a secure, reliable choice that also offered vast commercial opportunities in a new winter sports market of more than 300 million people in northern China....

Advocates fear more impunity in Mexico photographer killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- With an investigation barely underway, Mexican journalist protection groups are already expressing fears that authorities won't consider the brutal killing of a photojournalist as being related to his work - even though he fled the state he covered fearing for his safety....

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

Asia
China bureau probing controversial Shaolin Temple abbot

Europe
Moroccan dies while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase

Latin America/Caribbean
Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave

Middle East
Syrian air raids, warplane crash kill at least 17 people



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