A tale of dogged love that won a flight attendant’s heart

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A tale of dogged love that won a flight attendant’s heart
Most flight attendants have a tale to tell of long-distance relationships, but this one has a happy ending that’s enchanted legions of social media users worldwide.

Cannes bans full-body ‘burkini’ swimsuits from beaches
The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons — a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that only worsens religious tensions.

Pakistan hopes for revival of peace process in coming weeks
The Pakistani prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs is hoping that a long-stalled four-nation peace process aimed at ending the war between Kabul and the Taliban could be revived in the coming weeks.

Polish woman in labor gets helping hand from tram driver
A Polish woman who went into labor on the way to a hospital got a helping hand from a tram driver who used string from an umbrella to tie off the umbilical cord.

Turkey issues arrest warrant for ex-soccer star
Turkish authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of former soccer star and legislator Hakan Sukur over his links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, accused by Turkey of masterminding last month’s failed coup, media reports said Friday.

After he beat rape charges abroad, an American could land in jail again over an expired visa
A Seattle man spent five years in a Philippine jail while awaiting trial. He could be arrested again because his visa expired while he was incarcerated.

French millennials talk about life in a country struggling with unemployment, migration and terrorism
Students from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism spoke with French millennials during a time of uncertainty in their country.

Pakistan has more glaciers than almost anywhere on Earth. But they are at risk.
Experts cite climate change, ice-selling and unrestricted access.

After election defeats, India’s Congress party takes stock
Once bustling with hundreds of party supporters and supplicants from far-flung towns, the headquarters of India’s Congress party wears a deserted air these days. Gone are the people seeking favors. Gone are the milling party workers who shouted slogans when they spotted a leader walking into the white colonial-era bungalow in the heart of New Delhi.

UK teen girl who went to IS area of Syria reported killed
A lawyer says one of three London schoolgirls who traveled to Islamic State-controlled area of Syria to become “jihadi brides” is believed to have been killed in an air strike.

Correction: SKorea-Samsung-Safety Secrets story
In a story Aug. 10 about sick Samsung workers, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a compensation plan the company offered covers some of the workers’ medical expenses. It covers all their medical expenses.

In Rio, the rival Koreas are showing some mutual respect
Amid a continuing nuclear standoff and virtually no interactions between each country politically, some North and South Koreans are making an exception — among their athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Rio officials warn India: your delegation is pushy and rude
Olympic officials have warned India’s sports minister that his credentials will be revoked if his entourage keeps pushing its way into venues without permision.

With ISIS on the run, new wars could erupt in Iraq
Iraq’s problems have been set aside, but not resolved, to defeat the militants.

Speed in women’s 100 at Olympics even draws Bolt’s attention
The World’s Fastest Man has been paying attention to the world’s fastest women in the run-up to the Olympics.

Thai police say wave of bomb blasts in central and south of the country are not linked to Islamic terrorism.
Thai police say wave of bomb blasts in central and south of the country are not linked to Islamic terrorism.

Blast, gunfire, rock Philippine jail, leaving 10 dead
A blast from a suspected grenade and gunshots rocked a Philippine jail, leaving 10 inmates dead, including two alleged Chinese drug criminals, officials said Friday. The warden was seriously injured in Thursday night’s explosion.

US women’s basketball team visits Christ the Redeemer statue
A visit to Rio wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

Sharp says China regulators approve Foxconn acquisition
Japan’s Sharp Corp. says China has become the final government to approve the acquisition of the Japanese electronics maker by the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPhones and the tie-up will go ahead soon.

MEDAL ALERT: Michael Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold in 200 individual medley; Ryan Lochte did not medal
MEDAL ALERT: Michael Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold in 200 individual medley; Ryan Lochte did not medal.

US women’s field hockey tops India, could top pool
The U.S. women’s field hockey team took care of business. Now, the Americans can focus on their showdown with Britain.

Ramos: China welcomes Philippine envoy for talks in Beijing
Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos says China has welcomed him to come to Beijing for discussions in the wake of last month’s international arbitration panel’s ruling in favor of the Philippines over China’s South China Sea maritime claims.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits Pacific but no tsunami threat
A strong magnitude-7.2 earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean near the island nations of Vanuatu and New Caledonia, but authorities say there is no threat of a tsunami.

Business groups appeal to China over cybersecurity law
A coalition of international business groups has appealed to China to change proposed cybersecurity rules they warn will harm trade and isolate the country.

Police say 2 more bombs have exploded in another Thai city, killing one person and injuring 4
Police say 2 more bombs have exploded in another Thai city, killing one person and injuring 4.

Bombing in Thai seaside resort town kills 1
Thai police have confirmed that two more bombs have gone off in another city, killing one person, in the latest in a string of blasts, including two in the seaside resort town of Hua Hin that killed one and wounded nearly 20 more people — half of them foreigners.

Opposition Ecuador journalist to beg in streets to pay libel
An Ecuadorean opposition journalist convicted of libeling President Rafael Correa said on Thursday that he is broke and must take up a public collection to pay the $141,000 judgment.

Mexico City sees smog alert, unusual for summer rainy season
Authorities issued a pollution alert for the Mexican capital and surrounding suburbs Thursday after ozone levels reached more than 150 percent of acceptable levels, something rarely seen during the summer rainy season.

St Vincent lawmakers weigh legislation on online defamation
Legislators in St. Vincent and the Grenadines began considering a cybercrime bill Thursday that would allow prison sentences of up to two years for online defamation.

Brazil arrests 2 suspects on terrorism-related charges
Police in Brazil have arrested two alleged Islamic State sympathizers in the second phase of raids that earlier led to the detention of 12 people days before the Olympic Games started in Rio de Janeiro.

Polio returns to Nigeria, with two cases reported in areas liberated from militants
The country — and the continent — had been declared free of the disease.

Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said Thursday.

At least 6 die in bus crash in Crimea
Russia’s top investigative agency says that at least six people have died when a bus fell off a mountain road in Crimea.

Romania detains 1 for giving ‘false information’ to Sky News
Romanian organized crime prosecutors on Thursday detained a man they allege appeared in a British television news report claiming that gangs are trafficking guns in Romania.

US lawmakers urge Obama on UN arms embargo for South Sudan
More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have written to President Barack Obama to urge a U.N.-imposed arms embargo on South Sudan following heavy fighting in its capital last month.

2nd Kenyan track official sent home in doping scandal
A second Kenyan track and field official was expelled from the Olympics on Thursday for posing as an athlete and giving a doping sample in the athlete’s name, Kenya’s team leader said.

London’s lavishly high home prices take a Brexit hit
Home prices are falling in one of the world’s most expensive housing markets after the Brexit vote.

Palestinian stabs, wounds Israeli teen in Jerusalem
Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in east Jerusalem with a screwdriver.

US official urges Puerto Rico to step up fight against Zika
The U.S. surgeon general is urging Puerto Rico to step up its public education campaign against Zika and warns that that 25 percent of the island will be infected by the mosquito-borne virus by year’s end.

Phelps and Lochte duke it out at Olympics for the last time
Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes’ village. There’s an ongoing card game in their suite and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions.

Engleder captures gold in Rio, her final Games
Barbara Engleder is going out with gold, and Du Li with a bronze to add to her extensive medal collection.

DNA law leads to retrial for 3 in 1988 Puerto Rico killing
The witness said he was sure: He’d driven three men to the beach and watched them sexually attack and kill a 21-year-old pharmacy student.

The last few doctors still in Aleppo sent a letter to Obama pleading for help
“For five years, we have faced death from above on a daily basis. But we now face death from all around.”

When Trump calls Obama the ‘founder of ISIS,’ he sounds like a Middle East conspiracy theorist
Trump’s statements evoke wild theories from the region.

Immigrants helped create 1.3 million jobs in Germany, study finds
A new report shows the real contribution Germany’s new arrivals make to society.

The Latest: NATO concerned by Russia, Ukraine tensions
The Latest on the Crimean border dispute between Ukraine and Russia (all times local):

UK’s Labour Party at war over who can vote in leader race
Britain’s Labour Party has gone to court in a bid to prevent tens of thousands of new members from voting in the party’s leadership contest.

AP Interview: Turkey open to conditional terror law talks
Turkey would be willing to modify its anti-terror law if the changes don’t impede the fight against terrorism and if Turkish citizens are guaranteed visa-free travel in Europe, Turkey’s ambassador to the European Union said Thursday.

Report: US-based Turkish navy officer ‘missing’ after coup
Two Turkish military attaches working in Greece have fled to Italy after the failed military coup attempt, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday, while reports said a naval officer based in the U.S. has also gone missing.

An accident victim bled to death on a road in Delhi. Hundreds ignored him.
CCTV footage captures a shameful scene on Delhi’s roads as a man is ignored while he bleeds to death. Someone even steals his cellphone.

Germany calls for new security measures after string of attacks
The proposals include stripping citizenship from Germans who fight for the Islamic State.

Zambians vote in tight presidential race after violence
Zambians formed long lines at polling stations on Thursday in a tight election race for president and parliament that has been marred by violence between rival factions.

Ukrainian president puts forces on de-facto border with Crimea and eastern Ukraine on combat alert.
Ukrainian president puts forces on de-facto border with Crimea and eastern Ukraine on combat alert.

Global stocks mixed, oil volatile after forecast downgrade
Global stocks were mixed Thursday and the price of oil was volatile after a report forecast slower global demand growth for crude.

Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has ordered the army to be put on combat alert on the de-facto border with Crimea and the line of contact in eastern Ukraine.

The Latest: HRW decries spike in attacks on Syrian hospitals
The Latest on the developments in civil war (all times local):

German minister proposes tougher security laws after attacks
Germany’s interior minister on Thursday unveiled proposals to boost security after recent attacks, including making it easier to deport foreigners deemed dangerous and stripping dual nationals who fight for extremist groups of their German citizenship.

Peru’s 77-year-old new president isn’t acting his age. And Peruvians love it.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is 77 and has serious credentials in government and banking. But he is wowing the country with his humor and spontaneity.

Germany’s top diplomat says Trump makes him ‘scared’ for the world
“If you follow what Trump is saying, then you need to be really scared about what could become of this world.”

Ecuador to set date for Assange to be questioned by Sweden
Ecuador said Thursday it’s ready to set a date for Swedish prosecutors to question Julian Assange inside its London embassy — a potential breakthrough in the yearslong international impasse over the WikiLeaks founder.

Japan, Philippines to China: Respect law for Asian stability
The top diplomats of Japan and the Philippines have called on China to avoid intimidation and follow the rule of law in disputed waters where Beijing is defying an arbitration ruling that invalidated its vast territorial claims.

UK police investigate claim Wimbledon player was poisoned
British police are investigating allegations that a British player at the Wimbledon tennis tournament was poisoned, after she fell ill with a bacterial infection that can be spread through rat urine.

Libyan official: ‘70 percent’ of last IS bastion liberated
A Libyan official says U.S.-backed forces in Libya have liberated “70 percent” of the city of Sirte, the Islamic State group’s last bastion in the North African country.

Syrian rescue worker says 3 die in suspected chlorine attack
A Syrian rescue worker says three civilians, a mother and two children, died in a suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held district in the city of Aleppo.

The U.S. will rearm Saudi Arabia to the tune of $1.5 billion as airstrikes resume in Yemen
Despite possible war crimes, calls for the U.S. to suspend arms transfers to the Saudis have gone unheeded.

American University in Kabul reopens after kidnappings, but campuses feel chill
Abductions of American, Australian professors come after two mass suicide bombings.

All or nothing: Many countries come to Rio with 1 shot
Majlinda Kelmendi stood on the podium with a wide smile on her face.

Australia to ban Chinese from leasing Sydney power grid
Australia announced on Thursday it plans to block Chinese bidders from leasing a major Sydney electricity grid on national security grounds.

Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette
Forget the snarling traffic and unexpected rainstorms. Foreign spectators and athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have something else to get used to: The boisterous booing and sometimes thunderous taunts of Brazilian fans who aren’t satisfied to just sit back and watch the action unfold.

Tiny Polish car catches a wave in auto-crazy Cuba
Ramses Fernandez’s most cherished possession is barely larger than a refrigerator, with the legroom of an economy airplane seat and a little more horsepower than a riding lawnmower.

Canada terror suspect dead after police operation
A suspect banned from associating with the Islamic State group was dead after Canada’s national police force thwarted what an official said was a suicide bomb plot.

Roadside bomb hits police escorting Pakistani judge; 10 hurt
Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has gone off near a vehicle escorting a judge in the country’s southwest and 10 people were wounded.

Fires ravage southern France, Portugal, 4 dead, 1,000s flee
Fires whipped by high winds ravaged swaths of southern France and Portugal on Wednesday, killing at least four people, burning scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands, including tourists.

Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade
A wildlife trade monitoring group has called on Indonesia to take strong action against traders of endangered birds who are driving several species toward extinction.

USA women’s field hockey beats Japan, advances
So much for the slow starts by the U.S. women’s field hockey team.

Fires ravage southern France, Portugal, 4 dead, 1,000s flee
Fires whipped by high winds ravaged swaths of southern France and Portugal on Wednesday, killing at least four people, burning scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands, including tourists.

Canadian police say they thwarted possible terrorist threat
Canada’s national police force says it has halted a possible terrorist threat, but it is providing few other details.

Rugby couple put respect in front and center in Olympics
Isadora Cerullo has become a celebrity around Rio, more for what happened on the sidelines of the Olympic rugby stadium than for her performances on the pitch.

Belize supreme court says anti-gay law unconstitutional
Belize’s Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a portion of the small Central American country’s criminal code that outlawed gay sex.

Gunfights in favelas and broken media bus windows: More violence erupts during Rio Olympics
A string of shootings and robberies have unnerved Rio residents and visitors at the Olympic Games.

Battle for Aleppo may be the most crucial of the Syrian civil war
As Russia and U.S. negotiate, fighting intensifies and civilians are caught in the middle of a humanitarian disaster.

It’s golf’s time to deliver a good show at the Olympics
Men’s golf gets four days to make up for four months of negative chatter about whether it even belongs in the Olympics.

Brazilian culture, Olympic roster highlight ties to Japan
With Olympic medals starting to roll in, Brazilians looking to toast their success might try a sakerinha. Yes, that’s a real drink — a fusion of Japanese sake and the national cocktail, the caipirinha, that is as thoroughly Brazilian as samba and sun.

US deports former Guatemalan soldier wanted in 1982 massacre
A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in the massacre of more than 200 people in 1982 during the country’s civil war stepped onto Central American soil Wednesday after failing to convince the United States not to deport him because he fears for his life.

Raging fires threaten French villages near Marseille
Multiple fires whipped by high winds were ravaging sites in southern France on Wednesday, moving from village to village and creeping toward the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

The Olympics are tough for all athletes. For North Koreans, they’re worse.
“I am not a hero in North Korea because I didn’t win the gold.”

What French millennials think of unemployment, immigration and terrorism
Students from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism spoke with French millennials during a time of uncertainty in their country.

How a tough kid from a Rio favela became a Brazilian national hero
Rafaela Silva’s gold medal puts a spotlight on Rio’s long-neglected favelas.

We scrutinized North Korean ‘Viagra’ — and discovered it might actually work
The Pyongyang regime is trying to develop new ways to make money.

Turkish official says at least 4 killed in bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels in Diyarbakir city
Turkish official says at least 4 killed in bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels in Diyarbakir city.

The Latest: 4 reported killed in 2 PKK attacks in Turkey
The Latest on attacks by Kurdish rebels in Turkey (all times local):

12 held for Bahrain demonstrations near Shiite cleric’s home
Bahrain’s state-run news agency says 12 people have been detained and charged with unlawful assembly over demonstrations near the home of a Shiite cleric targeted in a crackdown on dissent in the tiny island kingdom.

Gray skies and green water at the Rio de Janeiro Games
Skies and pools both darkened Wednesday as the sun-splashed Rio Games gave way to gray clouds and murky green waters.

Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea
Russia’s main domestic security agency said Wednesday that one of its agents and an army soldier were killed while fending off what it described as a series of attempted terror attacks by the Ukrainian military intelligence in Crimea, the claim Ukrainian officials denied.

The glitzy Rio Olympics on TV is not what you’ll see on the ground
Away from the glamour of Copacabana beach, some structures remain half-built.

What the West struggles to understand about Turkey and Erdogan
Here’s what you should know about Turkey’s failed coup and ongoing purge.

Russia accuses Ukraine of igniting border clash in Crimea
Moscow said Ukrainian saboteurs were on their way onto the peninsula, seized by Russia in 2014.

Austria remains opposed to EU membership talks with Turkey
Austria’s chancellor says he remains in favor of ending EU membership talks with Turkey, despite opposition from senior EU leaders, and is looking for support for his views within the 28-nation union.

Mountaintop dig finds chilling echo of dark Greek legend
Archaeologists in Greece have made a sinister discovery on a southern mountain top dedicated to the ancient god Zeus, which might corroborate one of the darkest Greek legends.

Ethiopia video shows security forces beating protesters
Video obtained by The Associated Press shows Ethiopian security forces beating, kicking and dragging several protesters in the capital over the weekend.

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