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at 06:15 on August 05, 2015, EDT.

Zimbabwean trial of guide who helped US hunter kill lion named Cecil is postponed to Sept. 28

HWANGE, Zimbabwe - The trial in Zimbabwe of a professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe was postponed Wednesday to Sept. 28.

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at 06:13 on August 05, 2015, EDT.

Turkey says 'extensive' fight against IS to start soon; US drones start arriving at base

ANKARA, Turkey - U.S. drones and aircraft have begun arriving at a Turkish air base close to the border with Syria, and an "extensive" fight against Islamic State militants will soon begin, Turkey's foreign minister said Wednesday.

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at 06:13 on August 05, 2015, EDT.

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail on rain-flooded tracks in central India

NEW DELHI - Two passenger trains jumped off slippery tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on one side at an embankment, officials said Wednesday.

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at 05:45 on August 05, 2015, EDT.

Israel orders Jewish extremist jailed for 6 months without charges, trial following attacks

JERUSALEM - Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.

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at 05:44 on August 05, 2015, EDT.

UN reports sharp rise in casualties among women, children in Afghanistan's war against Taliban

KABUL - The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other insurgents.

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at 05:03 on August 05, 2015, EDT.

Ex-convict charged with killing Memphis policeman scheduled for arraignment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.

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