AP News Guide: Death of Taliban leader roils Afghan politics
08/01/2015 02:57 PM EDT - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban has confirmed the death of its reclusive longtime leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, after the Kabul government reported that he had been dead for more than two years. Full Story

Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks
08/01/2015 01:52 PM EDT - CAIRO (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Full Story

21 feared dead in mudslide in India's remote northeast
08/01/2015 01:07 PM EDT - GAUHATI, India (AP) — Twenty-one people were feared dead Saturday in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region, police said. Full Story

Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more flooding; 9 dead
08/01/2015 10:03 AM EDT - YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Heavy rains in Myanmar have caused more flooding and left nine people dead, devastating several townships and forcing more than 18,000 people into temporary shelters, officials said Saturday. Full Story

Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida
08/01/2015 01:42 PM EDT - BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U. Full Story

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'
08/01/2015 02:32 PM EDT - BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group. Full Story

Iraqi Kurds asks Kurdish Workers' Party to 'withdraw' from territory over Turkish airstrikes
08/01/2015 07:17 AM EDT - BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Kurds asks Kurdish Workers' Party to 'withdraw' from territory over Turkish airstrikes. Full Story

UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July
08/01/2015 08:12 AM EDT - BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 1,332 Iraqis were killed by violence in July amid the war against the Islamic State group, a slight drop from June, according to U. Full Story

Exiled Yemen prime minister visits war-torn city of Aden
08/01/2015 02:37 PM EDT - SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's exiled prime minister has visited the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite Houthi rebels there, authorities said. Full Story

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
08/01/2015 01:33 PM EDT - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. Full Story

New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message
08/01/2015 06:02 AM EDT - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message. Full Story

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
08/01/2015 09:47 AM EDT - NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them. Full Story

Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested
08/01/2015 04:47 AM EDT - TOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said. Full Story

UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
08/01/2015 11:03 AM EDT - LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. Full Story

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies
08/01/2015 01:53 PM EDT - RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. Full Story

 
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Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock' special; how long series can go

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.