July 27, 2015 06:41 AM
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1. OBAMAHOLDS TALKS ON SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS IN ETHIOPIA

He's thefirst sitting American president to visit the East African nation.

2. WHOTARGETS KURDS IN NORTHERN SYRIAN REGION

Syria's mainKurdish militia and an activist group say Turkish troops fired several shellson a Syrian village near the border, where tensions have soared in recent days.

3.REMEMBERING YOUNG WOMEN SHOT AT MOVIES

The localbusiness owner and radiology student slain by a gunman inside a Louisiana movietheater are laid to rest.

4. AP TRACKSMISSING SLAVE FISHING BOATS TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Thesetrawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia 1,000 miles away with captives of abrutal trafficking ring whose catch reaches the U.S.

5. HOWCLINTON HOPES TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

Thepresidential candidate's strategies include revisions in the tax code topromote renewable energy.

6. WHYAFGHANISTAN BANS TOY GUNS

At least 184people, nearly all children, suffer eye injuries over the recent Eid al-Fitrholiday from toy weapons that fire BB pellets and rubber shot, health officialssay.

7. BOBBIKRISTINA BROWN, DAUGHTER OF WHITNEY HOUSTON, DEAD

The22-year-old dies at a hospice facility in Georgia, about six months after shewas found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in a suburban Atlanta home.

8. COLOMBIAUNEARTHS LANDFILL LOOKING FOR SCORES OF DISAPPEARED

Experts willbegin removing 31,000 cubic yards of rubble from La Escombrera, where theremains of as many as 300 people are believed to have been dumped and whichcould be the country's biggest mass grave.

9. SHANGHAISHARE INDEX DIVES MORE THAN 8 PERCENT

Chineseshares also suffer a renewed sell-off despite government efforts to support themarket.

10. NON-COOLEAST PORTLAND SEEKS GREATER REPRESENTATION

A part ofthe city known for fashionable hipsters and devotion to public transit countersthe narrative of livable, weird, predominantly white 'Portlandia.'