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Haunting memories 70 years since Warsaw Uprising

Today at 4:30 a.m.

— Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the street. Even after the scrape with death, the teen volunteered for a heroic Polish struggle against the Nazis — becoming a messenger and a guard.

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    The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.

  • Key prosecution witness heard in ex-Va. gov trial

    They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick. The other, a multimillionaire entrepreneur who owned a private jet.

  • Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent

    Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier.

  • Spain evacuates embassy staff from Libya

    Spain's Foreign Ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli.

  • World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

    Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly easy monetary policy that has underpinned gains in global stock markets for several years.

  • Philanthropist calls for saving Corcoran in court

    Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation's oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.

  • Expat Turks begin voting in presidential elections

    Turks living abroad have begun casting votes in Turkey's first direct presidential elections. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are casting votes in their countries of residence.

  • Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

    American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

  • Spain rail strike hits busy vacation period start

    Spanish train workers have begun a nationwide strike as one of the country's busiest holiday periods kicks off.

  • Ukraine parliament to vote on PM

    Ukraine's parliament is meeting in special session to decide whether to accept Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision to resign.

  • Saint's remains return to Hawaii permanently

    The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.

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