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Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

ISLAY, Scotland (AP) -- Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly....

Thai junta leader assumes prime minister post

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader, who seized power in a military coup three months ago, officially assumed his new post as prime minister on Monday following an endorsement from the country's monarch....

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

LONDON (AP) -- Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded "Gandhi" and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie....

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

LONDON (AP) -- Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90....

Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries to rally international support in Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. But the comparisons between Hamas and Islamic State are being met with reservations by Israel's allies and enemies alike....

Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries to rally international support in Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. But the comparisons between Hamas and Islamic State are being met with reservations by Israel's allies and enemies alike....

Iran TV shows off allegedly downed Israeli drone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV on Monday broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site....

Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, without offering further details. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment....

Qatar denies funding extremist Islamic State group

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that "determined, collective action" is needed to end sectarian violence gripping Iraq and Syria....

History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven's ruins

LEUVEN, Belgium (AP) -- A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. Even the scent of smoke she smelled as a 3-year-old stings in her mind to this day....

Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week....

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

AKSU, China (AP) -- Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted....

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

AKSU, China (AP) -- Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted....

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

AKSU, China (AP) -- Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted....

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

BEIJING (AP) -- China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations....

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