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FILE - In this May 25, 2018 file photo, family member grieve by a portrait of Bala Krishna, a 33-year-old motorized rickshaw driver who was killed by a mob inflamed by social media in Jiyapalli village, outside his house at Korremula village, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. India's government has on Tuesday, July 3, asked WhatsApp to take immediate action to prevent the social media site from being misused to spread rumors and irresponsible statements like those blamed for recent deadly mob attacks. At least 20 people have been killed in mostly rural villages in many Indian states, victims who were innocent people accused in the viral messages of belonging to gangs trying to abduct children. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
July 04, 2018 - 5:02 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government says it has asked WhatsApp to take "immediate action" to prevent the social media platform from being misused to spread rumors and irresponsible statements like those blamed for recent deadly mob attacks in the country. At least 20 people have been killed in...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks succumbed to a sell-off in the final minutes of trading, snapping a three-day winning streak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 04, 2018 - 4:49 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower Wednesday as tech shares in particular were hit by worries over trade tensions between China and the U.S. Trading volumes were subdued as U.S. markets were due to remain closed. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent to 12,337 while the CAC 40 of...
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July 04, 2018 - 3:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Survivors and families of victims of the deadly 2015 attack on Paris' Bataclan concert hall have brought a case before France's administrative court to find out why French soldiers stationed nearby were ordered not to intervene when Islamic State gunmen stormed the venue. The new...
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July 04, 2018 - 3:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a burning bird falling from an overhead electric line set fire to a field in northern Germany that was parched by dry weather, torching some 7 hectares (17 acres) of land. Police in the Baltic Sea port city of Rostock said witnesses reported that the bird caused a short-...
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A security official stands at the gate of the Qingpu Prison on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. China's foreign ministry says Stern Hu, a former executive of the mining giant Rio Tinto, was released from prison on Wednesday after serving a 10-year sentence in Shanghai after being convicted of accepting bribes and stealing trade secrets in 2010. (AP Photo/Samuel McNeil)
July 04, 2018 - 3:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — An Australian citizen and former executive of the mining giant Rio Tinto was released from prison in Shanghai on Wednesday after serving a sentence on corruption charges, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Stern Hu had been given a 10-year sentence after being convicted of accepting...
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President Donald Trump looks at members of the audience during his remarks at a Salute to Service charity dinner in conjunction with the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Trump celebrated active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute Tuesday on the eve of Independence Day. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)
July 04, 2018 - 3:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's prime minister said Wednesday a letter from President Donald Trump accusing NATO allies of not spending enough on defense focused too much on figures but not on what countries have done. Lars Loekke Rasmussen said Trump demonstrated "a unilateral focus on...
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This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape from prison by one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping. Stephane Buy, an experienced pilot and instructor, told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at...
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July 04, 2018 - 2:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — An emergency official says a small plane has crashed at an airfield in eastern Austria, killing two people aboard. Lower Austria province fire service spokesman Franz Resperger told the Austria Press Agency that the aircraft came down nose-first Wednesday morning in a field next to...
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July 04, 2018 - 2:18 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The chairman of South Korea's Asiana Airlines has apologized for inflight meal service disruptions and a reported suicide at a meal supplier. Park Sam-koo, chairman of the country's second-largest air carrier, said he felt a moral responsibility after the boss of the...
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July 04, 2018 - 2:16 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It will be a first for Zimbabwe's voters: the name of Robert Mugabe, 94, won't be on the ballot when elections are held on July 30. But the military-backed system that kept the former leader in power for decades, and then pushed him out, is still in control. That is the...
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