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  • U.N. raps Philippines for failing to rehouse typhoon homeless
    U.N. raps Philippines for failing to rehouse typhoon homeless

    The United Nations on Friday urged the Philippines to speed up completion of housing for thousands of people made homeless by super typhoon Haiyan nearly two years ago. Haiyan, the strongest-ever storm to make landfall in the Philippines, killed more than 6,300 people and displaced 4.1 million in 2013."Many families remain housed in collective 'bunkhouses' that do not meet necessary minimum standards for the provision of basic needs and services," Chaloka Beyani, U.N. special rapporteur on the …

  • Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate
    Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year. …

  • Philippine president endorses interior minister as next leader
    Philippine president endorses interior minister as next leader

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino endorsed long-time ally Manuel Roxas on Friday for the country's 2016 presidential election, saying the interior minister was the best person to advance anti-corruption reforms. "We choose the one who is certain to pursue the straight and narrow path," said Aquino, alluding to his hallmark anti-graft crusade that he says ushered in unprecedented economic growth in the impoverished archipelago nation. "I believe that person is none other than Mar Roxas," the …

  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
    Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain. …

  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years. …

  • Flying Finn lifts England to 3rd Ashes test victory
    Flying Finn lifts England to 3rd Ashes test victory

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Once known for hitting the stumps at the wrong end as he ran in to bowl, Steven Finn made a triumphant return to test cricket at Edgbaston, extracting maximum bounce and spearheading England to an eight-wicket victory Friday over Australia in the third Ashes test with a career-best 6-79. …

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. …

  • FIFA scandal figure to appear in New York court
    FIFA scandal figure to appear in New York court

    Argentine national Alejandro Burzaco, one of 14 people indicted here in the FIFA corruption scandal, was expected to appear in court Friday, a US prosecutor said. …

  • Lawrie out of his own match play tournament

    ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — The inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play lost its top-seeded player and the tournament host at the last-32 stage on Friday. …

  • Coast Guard: Search for teens will be suspended at sunset
    Coast Guard: Search for teens will be suspended at sunset

    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week, officials said Friday. …