BAGHDAD (AP) — Central and southern Iraq have again been pounded by car bombings in a wave of attacks that have killed more than 3,000 people since April. Officials now say the death toll is 47 from more than a dozen rush hour car bombings today in mostly Shiite areas. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the attacks bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida's Iraqi arm.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A final deal on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel still appears far off but preliminary talks will be held in Washington beginning today. Both sides emphasized that many obstacles stand in the way. The Washington meeting was made possible after Israel's Cabinet agreed in principle to release 104 long-held Palestinian prisoners.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand says there's no evidence to support a news report that its military, assisted by U.S. spy agencies, monitored a journalist in Afghanistan who was freelancing for American news organization McClatchy. But Prime Minister John Key says it's theoretically possible that reporters can get caught in surveillance nets when the U.S. spies on enemy combatants. The initial report was in the Sunday Star-Times.
PARIS (AP) — It's one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists in recent years and one expert notes that the crime follows recent jail escapes by members of the notorious "Pink Panther" jewel thief gang. Officials say a staggering $53 million worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen yesterday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes (kan).
BEIJING (AP) — Apple says it will investigate allegations by a labor rights group that a Chinese company making iPhones committed abuses including withholding employees' pay and excessive working hours. China Labor Watch said it found violations of the law and of Apple's pledges about working conditions at factories operated by a Taiwanese company.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:15:09 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:15:09 EST