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McDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken

McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from vendors in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings.

Some niche retirement communities

Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States.

Passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash

A group of Air New Zealand passengers were stranded for a third night Monday after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.

Lonely Londoners looking to open up to strangers

It's a typical urban routine: Sit on the subway, headphones in, fiddling with the smartphone to avoid eye contact with fellow passengers.

Indian senior community part of growing niche

When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio.

Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking said Tuesday they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends, and demanded that crew members be punished for abandoning the passengers and fleeing the ship.

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said.

BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.

Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Australia plans to arrest 2 Middle East fighters

Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal's capital, the government said Tuesday after reversing its earlier objections to bringing the body into the country.

Synagogue in Germany attacked

Police say a synagogue in the western German city of Wuppertal was attacked with petrol bombs overnight, but nobody was injured.

China to put Glaxo investigators on trial Aug. 8

A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.

Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.

Iran leader calls for arming Gaza to fight Israel

Iran's supreme leader says Muslims from all over the world should help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either.

US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

Deutsche Bank posts 29 percent drop in profit

Deutsche Bank AG posted a 29 percent drop in second-quarter net profit Tuesday, hit by higher taxes, declining revenue and political instability affecting financial markets.

Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria

Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.

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