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IS leader Baghdadi death “near 100 percent certain”

Russia's defense ministry said a week ago it believed it may have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of senior Islamic State commanders.

Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire dies

Botswana's former leader Ketumile Masire has died. He played a key role in spearheading the country’s economic growth and brokering a peace deal in Mozambique between the opposition party Renamo and the government.

Guatemala president under pressure over lobbying firm linked to Mike Pence

Jimmy Morales urged to reveal role in contracts signed with Indiana firm Barnes & Thornburg hired to improve relations between Guatemala and US Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales is under growing political pressure over two...

Euro zone businesses end Q2 with slower growth: PMI

Economic data points to solid growth in the euro zone in the second quarter and inflation will hover near current levels in coming months, the ECB said.

Mexico rejects Trump claim that it is the world's second most violent country

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Mexico may have a problem with violence, but its government says it is not the second most violent country in the world, as US President Donald Trump has claimed on Twitter.The Mexican foreign ministry pointed instead to places...

Albania heads to polls, vows end to confrontational politics

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania holds parliamentary elections Sunday after the country's two largest political parties set aside decades of bitter rivalry and reached a landmark agreement aimed at furthering efforts to...

Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco , IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks...

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

The Norwegian prime minister has warned Brazil's president to stop deforestation or Norway will reduce its financial contribution this year.

Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide

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A female Japanese politician has resigned after an audio tape emerged of her violently attacking a male secretary, and reportedly threatening to crush his head with a lead pipe.Mayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up...

French blogger killed by whipped cream dispenser explosion

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A well known lifestyle blogger in France died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded, her family said. Rebecca Burger, 33, suffered a cardiac arrest after an exploding whipped cream dispenser hit her chest, French media...

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are naturalAntarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the...

The Latest: Turkey won't end its military presence in Qatar

The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Turkey says it has no plans to shut down its military base in Qatar as demanded by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that have cut ties...

Russian warships fire missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria

Russia suspended its communication channel with the U.S. about military operations in Syria after a U.S. jet shot down a Syrian warplane.

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted.

Turkey to ban teaching evolution in schools

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Turkey’s schools are to stop teaching evolution to students and the subject will not be broached until young people attend college, according to a draft of the country’s new curriculum. The head of the curriculum board at Turkey...