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Three dogs that were found chained up on a porch in South Carolina with their muzzles duct-taped shut on Tuesday have found a refuge.

Attacks spark calls for Israeli crackdown on Jewish extremists

Israel faced mounting pressure Sunday to crack down on Jewish extremists after a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child and the stabbing of six Gay Pride marchers drew widespread outrage.

Haqqani network founder backs new Taliban leader

Afghanistan's Haqqani network militant group posted a statement Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally.

Manhunt after US police officer shot dead

A police officer was shot dead during a traffic stop in Memphis and a manhunt launched for the killer, Tennessee police said Sunday.

Kerry assures Mideast allies Iran deal makes them 'safer'

US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to assure Middle East allies that the Iran nuclear deal would make them safer, as he began a regional tour in the Egyptian capital on Sunday.

Eyes on banks as Greek stock exchange set to reopen

Attention will be focused on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the Athens stock exchange reopens after a six-week shutdown over the country's debt crisis.

How opium poppies process morphine revealed for the first time

The process by which a poppy encodes enzymes to make morphine has been discovered. This relates to a specific gene. This could lead to alternative ways to produce the drug.

Benin sends 800 troops to fight Boko Haram

Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi announced he will send 800 troops to join a new multinational force tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants after meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari Saturday.

Novartis forms biotech spin-off called Mereo

The pharmaceutical giant Novartis has established a biotech spin-off company called Mereo. The company will be based in the U.K. and it will work on three bespoke investigational drug products.

Op-Ed: Plastic bag use rises in Britain for eighth year running Special

The British population’s love affair with plastic bags shows no sign of abating. Unlike most countries around the world, the U.K. continues to use more and more plastic shopping bags.

Syria Qaeda branch posts video of US-trained rebels' 'capture'

Al-Qaeda's Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against its fighters.

Australian parliamentary speaker resigns over expenses scandal

Australian parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop announced her resignation Sunday following public anger over her travel expenses, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a review would be launched into politicians' entitlements.

Danny Garcia scores TKO win against Paulie Malignaggi

Reigning WBA light welterweight titlist Danny Garcia dominated trash-talking Paulie Malignaggi from the opening bell to the ninth round when the referee stopped the fight after Garcia stunned Malignaggi with a series of power right and left combinations.

Clashes erupt at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after toddler death

Clashes broke out on Sunday at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, two days after a Palestinian toddler was burned alive in a firebombing by suspected Jewish extremists.

Rescuers search for 20 feared dead in northeast India landslide

Rescuers were searching Sunday for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from days of torrential rains elsewhere in the country rose, officials said.

Burundi in crisis as top general assassinated

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.

Varoufakis warns Spain could 'become Greece'

Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published Sunday.

New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more debris on an Indian Ocean island Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores.

UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'

The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the Gulf state, prosecutors said Sunday.

Op-Ed: Kansas limits ATM withdrawals to $25 for welfare recipients

In a controversial move, Kansas will continue to implement a $25 limit on ATM withdrawals by welfare recipients, even though this restriction may violate federal law.

Vietnam hit by flooding, toxic sludge from coal plants

Vietnam is struggling to help communities hit by toxic mudslides after torrential rain in a major coal-mining area in northern Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay tourist site.

Kerry pledges support for Egypt in Cairo talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a strategic dialogue with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo on Sunday, pledging Washington's support as the two countries patched up a diplomatic rift.

Egypt court again postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for a second time its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, rescheduling it for August 29 in a move the defendants called an insult.

Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight

President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

NBA Rumors: Toronto Raptors still searching for help in the paint

With the NBA Summer Leagues in the books and most of the big name free agents signed, it's difficult to find help at this time of year, but the Toronto Raptors are still searching for a big body to help with depth issues in the front court.

Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.

Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and dozens wounded early Sunday in a suicide attack blamed on Kurdish militants, as Ankara kept up its air campaign against the rebels' bases in northern Iraq.

Review: The nostalgic nightmare of Resident Evil 2 Special

Horror gamers have been asking for a remake of Resident Evil 2 for so long that the idea has been pitched to Capcom's leadership. What happens next should be obvious, since the original has been hailed as one of the greatest horror games of all time.

Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate".

Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech

The master recording of Emperor Hirohito's speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender has been brought back to life in digital form ahead of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

NFL Fantasy Football: Top wide receiver 'sleepers' for 2015

With most of the major fantasy football sites now up and running, owners will start their research and look for those diamond in the rough type players.

Corruption in Kenya 'worse than ever' says veteran campaigner

Corruption in Kenya is sliding out of control, veteran anti-corruption activist and whistle-blower John Githongo has warned in an interview following a scathing audit of government finances.

NFL Fantasy Football: Best 'sleepers' at quarterback for 2015

August is finally here and for fantasy football owners it's time to get started on preparations for the upcoming season.

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to increase as rains lash region

The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.

ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Hulk Hogan a ‘racist’? Sleaze vs reality is the issue

The huge furor over Hulk Hogan’s allegedly racist remarks created by Gawker is looking like it’s on shaky ground. Seems Hogan does have a few defences, but they’ve taken a while to surface.

Review: Tony Orlando honors military veterans at Eisenhower Park concert Special

On August 1, singing sensation Tony Orlando performed at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Long Island, for an excellent turnout.

NYC health official: More cases of Legionnaires' disease expected

NYC's largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in three years has claimed its fourth victim, health officials said on Saturday. The number of cases has increased to 65, up from 57 on Friday.

At least 7 Libyan soldiers killed by Islamic State at checkpoint

At least seven Libyan soldiers were reported killed and five more wounded as Islamic State forces were able to overrun a checkpoint in the town of Ajdabiya, a town near the key oil port of Brega.

Before You Exit talks 'Model,' RCA Records, performing in NY Special

Pop group Before You Exit sat down and chatted with Digital Journal after their concert at Best Buy Theater in New York on July 30.

Hospital worker charged in sexual assault on patients

A former healthcare worker at UPMC Mercy was arrested Saturday and charged with fondling five female patients under the guise of performing medical procedures on them between June 28 and July 5, police allege.