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- UVa grads sue Rolling Stone over retracted campus rape story
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author, court records show.
- Germany wins 2nd straight world title in 5k team event
- Greek PM seeks to quash rebellion with party vote
- Wildlife activist concern over oil on Uganda-Congo border KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists are urging Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo.
- The Latest: Possible plane debris being sent to France PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):
- Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link
Investigators scrambled Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation's greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the debris, believed to be a part of a wing, was "very likely to be from a Boeing 777 but we need to verify whether it is from flight MH370." But as local French air transport police studied the debris and experts from Malaysia headed to the scene, authorities warned against jumping to conclusions.
- Egypt court postpones Jazeera retrial verdict
An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked a global outcry. Australian Peter Greste, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were jailed last year for "spreading false news" during their coverage of the turmoil after the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Greste, who has since been deported, and Fahmy received seven years in the initial trial, while Mohamed was jailed for 10 years.
- Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France
PARIS (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.
- Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777: Malaysia
By Praveen Menon and Tim Hepher KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. The object, which appeared to be part of a wing, was being sent to offices of France's BEA crash investigation agency in Toulouse to verify if was indeed the first trace of the lost plane to be found, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.
- Five dead in attacks as Turkey battles PKK
Five people died Thursday in new attacks on the Turkish security forces blamed on Kurdish militants, as Ankara stepped up its controversial campaign against the separatist rebels. A new wave of violence included the killing of three Turkish troops that the army said was carried out by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants, the deadliest such attack on the security forces since the crisis began last week. Ankara says it is fighting a two-pronged "war on terror" against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and the PKK in northern Iraq, after a spate of attacks in the country.
- AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas
- Stock markets turn higher on earnings, ahead of US data
BEIJING (AP) — Most major global markets rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures.
- Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid.
- Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys
- Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners
- Currents consistent with Reunion debris being from MH370: experts By Lincoln Feast and Jeffrey Dastin SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, thousands of kilometers from where it is thought to have crashed, oceanographers said on Thursday. French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island, off the east coast of Madagascar, to determine whether it came from Flight MH370, which disappeared without a trace 16 months ago with 239 passengers and crew on board. If confirmed to be part of the missing Boeing 777, experts will try to model its drift to retrace where the debris could have come from, although they cautioned it was unlikely to help in narrowing down the plane's final resting place beyond the vast swathe of ocean off Australia that has been the focus of the search for months.
- Malaysian PM says Indian Ocean plane debris being sent to France Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday that plane debris washed up on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean was "very likely" from a Boeing 777, and would be shipped to French authorities in Toulouse to verify if it came for Flight MH370. "The location is consistent with the drift analysis provided to the Malaysian investigation team, which showed a route from the southern Indian Ocean to Africa," Najib said in a statement. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.
- Portuguese government rests on its laurels ahead of election LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's center-right coalition government hopes its record overseeing the country's recovery from the brink of bankruptcy will be enough to get it re-elected.
- China says U.S. 'militarizing' South China Sea
China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, ramping up the rhetoric ahead of a key regional security meeting in Malaysia next week. China has repeatedly urged Washington not to take sides in the escalating maritime dispute over the area, where the Asian giant last year stepped up its creation of artificial islands, alarming neighbors and provoking U.S. criticism. Washington has demanded China halt land reclamation and militarization of the disputed area and pursue a peaceful resolution according to international law.
- Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil
- Ex-'Top Gear' trio to host new car show for Amazon Prime LONDON (AP) — The former hosts of the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.
- US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring
- Dollar up on Fed rate talk, Asia markets mostly rise
Hong Kong (AFP) - The dollar pushed higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve upgraded its outlook on the US economy, fuelling talk of a September interest rate hike, while Asian shares were mostly up after a Wall Street rally.
- Russia's ruble extends its slide, reviving economic concerns
- Nigeria, Cameroon vow to step up cooperation against Boko Haram
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon pledged on Thursday to improve the exchange of intelligence and security cooperation along their border in a bid to tackle Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the first visit to Cameroon by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari since he was elected in March, he and his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya both expressed support for a planned regional taskforce to fight Boko Haram, according to a joint statement.
- Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge
- Trump arrives in Scotland for Women's British Open golf
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland on Thursday for the first day of the Women's British Open, declaring "the world has asked me to be here."
- Boston's bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out
- Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says UK denies him six-month visa
By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said on Thursday that Britain had denied his application for a six-month visa in favour of one with a shorter duration, telling him that he had not declared a previous "criminal conviction". The denial of a longer visa comes three months before President Xi Jinping visits Britain and could fuel criticism of Prime Minister David Cameron's government, which has been accused of putting trade before human rights in dealing with China. Ai has never been charged or convicted of a crime.
- Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaround
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its business around since selling its handsets operation to Microsoft in 2013.
- Water parks and piano class: Colorado movie gunman's childhood
Defense lawyers trying to save the life of Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes have called witness after witness to take the stand just feet from where he sits, tethered to the floor, expressionless. At the beginning of his trial in late April, defense lawyers said they would show how Holmes was a normal, happy, social child who could have belonged to any of the jurors, before he was struck by severe mental illness.
- Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial
- Somalia president: No elections in 2016 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition parties charge that that his government is taking advantage of poor security to extend its mandate through postponement of elections.
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- Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday.
- French authorities ruling nothing out over Reunion plane debris French authorities said on Thursday that plane debris found washed up on Reunion island might come from a Boeing 777 but they could not confirm it was from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March last year. Earlier on Thursday, a Malaysian official said it was almost certain the debris was from the ill-fated airplane. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on Flight MH370.
- Cairo hearing in Al Jazeera journalists' retrial adjourned -Al Jazeera
By Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists has been adjourned, Al Jazeera said on its Twitter feed. "We are extremely angry that the verdict has been adjourned today," Al Jazeera Media Network's spokesperson tweeted on @AJENews. A Reuters journalist spoke to three guards outside the court building who said that there would be no hearing on Thursday, without giving a reason.
- Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion
A professional hunter was granted bail on charges of "failing to prevent an illegal hunt" after he organised the expedition on which an American dentist killed Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion. The lion's death triggered an outpouring of anger around the world after it was alleged that he was lured out of Hwange National Park and shot with a powerful bow and arrow. Theo Bronkhorst, wearing a green sleeveless jacket, was ordered Wednesday to lodge a $1,000 deposit at the court in Hwange in northwestern Zimbabwe after a day of negotiations between police, prosecutors and lawyers.
- Afghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due the following day in Pakistan — a statement indicating the group may be pulling out of the negotiations.
- Failed FT bid shows Axel Springer caught between tradition and ambition
By Harro Ten Wolde and Klaus Lauer FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Axel Springer's failure to clinch a deal to buy the Financial Times lengthens a line of setbacks in a decade-old quest by Germany's biggest news publisher to expand abroad. The last-minute loss to Japan's Nikkei of a newspaper Axel Springer had coveted for years was clearly a blow to its management, but for some investors it was a relief, and not just in hindsight. "Worse than not expanding internationally would be Springer overpaying for an asset," one top 10 investor told Reuters.