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Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election


Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the...full story
updated 2015-07-31 09:22 PM
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    Updated: 2015/07/31 22:20 GMT+08:00
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Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the....Fullstory

2015-07-31 09:22 PM

Questions remain after Boston's 2024 Olympics bid ends
By PHILIP MARCELO
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee....Fullstory

2015-07-31 08:01 PM

Heavy rains in forecast set to worsen Myanmar flood crisis

Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Heavy rains forecast for the next few days could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of Myanmar. State newspapers reported Friday....Fullstory

2015-07-31 07:22 PM

Report: Ride-hailing service Uber to put $1 billion in India

Associated Press

New Delhi (AP) -- An Indian report says ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:42 PM

Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370 Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370
By ANDREW MELDRUM,SYLVIE CORBET
Agence France-Presse

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries,....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:25 PM

Lloyds bank first half net income up 15 percent

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Lloyds Banking Group says first-half net income rose 18 percent to 677 million pounds ($1.05 billion) as the government-backed bank accelerated its....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:01 PM

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into....Fullstory

2015-07-31 04:22 PM

Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese automaker Honda is seeing a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that....Fullstory

2015-07-31 03:22 PM

Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has chosen Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in....Fullstory

2015-07-31 01:22 PM

Greek bailout talks to shift gear

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund begin an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to....Fullstory

2015-07-31 12:42 PM

Austrian government to end migrant standoff with provinces

Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's federal government plans to change the country's constitution in attempts to end a standoff with provincial leaders over finding housing for....Fullstory

2015-07-31 08:43 PM

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

Associated Press

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible. In a televised speech....Fullstory

2015-07-31 07:22 PM

US Embassy says American woman killed in Cape Town

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in South Africa says an American woman has been killed in Cape Town, and South African media say a....Fullstory

2015-07-31 06:22 PM

Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Police and hospital officials say unidentified gunmen opened fire at campaign workers, killing one and wounding 13, in Sri Lanka's....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:42 PM

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Associated Press

EDITORS: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:22 PM

In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo
By BILL BARROW
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against....Fullstory

2015-07-31 05:01 PM

Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases
By AMY FORLITI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before -- a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker....Fullstory

2015-07-31 04:01 PM

Israeli military: child killed in West Bank attack

Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli military says suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian West Bank homes, killing a child and critically....Fullstory

2015-07-31 02:01 PM

Unusual terror case going to trial in US court

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- A jury has been selected in the case of a Russian military veteran charged with leading a Taliban attack on U.S.....Fullstory

2015-07-31 12:42 PM

Pacific trade ministers pose for group photo at Maui meeting

Associated Press

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations meeting in Hawaii took time out from their talks for a new trade agreement....Fullstory

2015-07-31 09:01 AM

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