• An Indian police officer stops a family at a barricade in the neighborhood of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's family residence in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Memon, 53, the only death row convict in India's deadliest terror attack, the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, was hanged early Thursday after the country's president rejected a last-minute mercy plea, several newspapers and TV stations reported. He was executed inside a prison in western India where he had been incarcerated since 1994. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack.

  • Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the area where an airplane wing part was washed up, in the early morning near Saint-Andre on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion Friday, July 31, 2015. A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on the remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that vanished more than a year ago with 293 people aboard. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to.

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  • In this July 24, 2015 photo, Toyota's new HSR, short for "human support robot," is seen at a welfare and nursing exposition in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Toyota's new robot that glides around like an R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.

  • An Afghan shop clerk shows a calendar with pictures of Afghan leaders including Mullah Mohammad Omar, center, in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 30, 2015. The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency. (AP Photo/Barialai Khoshhal)

    Taliban say they are ‘not aware’ of new round of peace talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group’s 14-year insurgency.

  • From left to right, Chinese Vice Premier, head of the delegation of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee, Liu Yandong, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, stand during the opening ceremony of IOC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Thursday, July, 30, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor.

  • In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President, left is greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.  Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves." Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday July 29, 2015 saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)

    Asia football chief praises Platini as potential FIFA boss

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Michel Platini’s chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as “a unique candidate” and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

  • In this July 15, 2011, file photo, Malik Ishaq, center, a leader of the banned Sunni Muslim group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and his colleagues, raise hands in response their supporters who greeted him with rose-petals upon his arrival at his hometown in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, after his release from jail. Ishaq, one of Pakistan’s most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 associates during a militant assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer, File)

    Pakistan buries Islamic militant leader killed in attack

    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of followers and relatives of Pakistan’s most feared Islamic militant leader attended his burial on Thursday, a day after he was gunned down in an assault on a police convoy.

  • In this July 28, 2015 file photo, North Korean Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong speaks at a press conference held at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing. If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons could bring a change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them. In a flurry of public comments since the deal, the North has been blunt - its nuclear weapons are not a bargaining chip, it is already a member of the nuclear club and if Washington wants to talk, it must recognize the North as such or put an immediate end to its hostile policies toward Pyongyang.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    For North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an option

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.

  • Jacquita Gomes, 53, checks her mobile phone at her office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, July 30, 2015.  Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.

  • This July 6, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. Most major global markets rose Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asian stocks higher after Fed leaves rates unchanged

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.