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200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southeastern France, officials said Tuesday. The thefts at the Miramas site, which is operated by a combination of military services west of Marseille, appeared to have occurred overnight from Sunday to Monday. Continue reading

Boycott Israel drive gains strength, raising alarm

By TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Continue reading

Deadly Washington ice cave collapse after warm temperatures

VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said. Continue reading

Prosecutors seek 3½ years in prison for ex-Auschwitz guard

Former SS officer Oskar Groening , 94, sits in the courtroom in Lueneburg , northern Germany, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Groening is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he helped the Auschwitz Nazi death camp function by sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews Continue reading

Trump Latest in Long List of Malcontents

RELATED Feud Grows Between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Donald Trump’s flamboyant candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is a case study in the power and pitfalls of celebrity in politics. No doubt many people find Trump entertaining Continue reading

Militants attack government-held neighborhood in north Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense clashes broke out Tuesday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after militants attacked a government-held neighborhood there, capturing several buildings, activists said. The Local Coordination Committees and the Aleppo Media Center said the fighting was concentrated in the western Zahra neighborhood. Continue reading

Costa del Sol musicians rally round to help

THE Costa del Sol musical community is rallying round to help a severely disabled man get the specialist equipment he desperately needs. Brendon is 18 years old and has been disabled since birth Continue reading

Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari to lead Oddball Comedy tour

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari will be the headliners this year when the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival hits the road looking for laughs. The tour presented by Funny or Die and Live Nation will stop at 18 cities, kicking off on Aug Continue reading

6 bank employees fired for staging mock IS execution video

LONDON (AP) — HSBC has fired six employees who staged a mock Islamic State group-style execution during a team-building exercise. Continue reading

Malaysia freezes 6 bank accounts in probe linked to premier

By EILEEN NG, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have frozen six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak. Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said Tuesday a special taskforce investigating the investment fund 1MDB for alleged impropriety has also seized documents related to 17 accounts at two banks for further investigation. The taskforce also took documents related to non-compliance with central bank rules by the two banks, he said in a statement that was also signed by the central bank governor, the country’s police chief and the head of the anti-corruption agency. Continue reading