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Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years....

Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated....

Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts....

Israel pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November....

Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome....

Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England
CALAIS, France (AP) -- Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the thousands of people camped in this northern French port city....

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift
PIONKI, Poland (AP) -- Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as "junk contracts."...

Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem....

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just three have been executed....

AP PHOTOS: Greece's odyssey through its latest crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- It began with a Greek outburst of national defiance against years of budget cuts and quickly turned into a financial nightmare for the country's people....

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Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

Europe
UK man found guilty of attempt to buy deadly ricin online

Latin America/Caribbean
Symbol of dictatorship abuse, Chilean sees justice coming

Middle East
Reports: Israeli drone attack kills 3 in southern Syria


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