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Afghan official says forces retake district from Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized.... 8/30/2015 6:41 AM

China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago.... 8/30/2015 5:21 AM

China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates, including war veterans and juveniles, released.... 8/30/2015 4:42 AM

Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.... 8/30/2015 3:55 AM

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.... 8/30/2015 2:14 AM

The Latest: Greste calls on el-Sissi to 'undo injustice'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):... 8/30/2015 2:04 AM

El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- A powerful bomb was found in a car parked near El Salvador's security ministry, but experts were able to deactivate it, the country's defense minister said Saturday.... 8/30/2015 1:12 AM

Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure
BOCA DEL GRITA, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.... 8/30/2015 12:45 AM

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.... 8/30/2015 12:32 AM

Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.... 8/29/2015 10:13 PM

Lawmakers urge lifting immunity of Guatemalan president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A legislative commission on Saturday urged Guatemala's congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case that has already seen his former vice president jailed and much of his cabinet resign.... 8/29/2015 10:02 PM

Young migrant killed by gunshot, authorities now say
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A teenage migrant was found dead with a gunshot wound on a yacht approaching a Greek island on Saturday after smugglers clashed with Greece's coast guard, authorities said.... 8/29/2015 8:21 PM

IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.... 8/29/2015 8:15 PM

Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.... 8/29/2015 8:02 PM

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.... 8/29/2015 7:37 PM

Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.... 8/29/2015 7:32 PM

Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A court in Burkina Faso on Saturday rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting threats of a boycott of the vote in October.... 8/29/2015 7:07 PM

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.... 8/29/2015 7:04 PM

More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack
PARIS (AP) -- European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.... 8/29/2015 7:00 PM

The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):... 8/29/2015 6:54 PM



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