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Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan authorities say they have recovered 12 more bodies, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117.... 8/29/2015 2:30 PM

The Latest: Suspect's bomb material same as in deadly blast
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):... 8/29/2015 2:25 PM

South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan's warring factions say violent clashes are continuing before a cease-fire is to come into effect on Sunday.... 8/29/2015 2:21 PM

Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean
HAVANA (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.... 8/29/2015 2:19 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 a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday.... 8/29/2015 2:19 PM

Belgium lays to rest heroine who saved countless GI lives
BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) -- Belgium has laid to rest its "forgotten angel" near the scene of one of the most ferocious battles of World War II where at extraordinary personal risk she helped save countless American lives.... 8/29/2015 2:19 PM

AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river
NASIK, India (AP) -- Brass bands played and people passed out fruit and cookies as hundreds of thousands of Hindu holy men and believers plunged into the Godavari River to wash away their sins on the first "royal" day of bathing at one of the world's largest religious gatherings.... 8/29/2015 2:12 PM

Bolt perfect yet again at worlds; Eaton sets world record
BEIJING (AP) -- Usain Bolt is perfect yet again.... 8/29/2015 2:06 PM

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday 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.... 8/29/2015 1:55 PM

The Latest: Al-Jazeera vows to free journalists in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):... 8/29/2015 1:48 PM

Roadside bomb kills 5 border officers in western Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Security officials say a roadside bomb targeting a border guard convoy has killed five officers.... 8/29/2015 1:42 PM

Rights group urges inquiry into Lebanon protest dispersal
BEIRUT (AP) -- The London-based rights group Amnesty International called on Lebanese authorities Saturday to investigate allegations that security forces have used excessive force to disperse rallies, ahead of a major one planned to protest government corruption and the country's dysfunctional power-sharing political system.... 8/29/2015 1:27 PM

Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack
PARIS (AP) -- European security and transport chiefs are holding an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris to reconsider train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a high-speed trip from Amsterdam to Paris.... 8/29/2015 1:25 PM

Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes against IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey announced Saturday that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria.... 8/29/2015 1:21 PM

Nigeria: Boko Haram uses teenager to spy on airport
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's intelligence agency says the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram infiltrated the capital's main airport and was using a teenager to carrying out surveillance.... 8/29/2015 1:20 PM

4 men in court in Hungary over migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Four men accused of involvement in the trafficking of 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria were brought before a Hungarian court on Saturday as prosecutors sought to keep them in custody.... 8/29/2015 1:14 PM

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/29/2015 1:00 PM

AP NewsAlert
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey says it has launched its first airstrikes as part of US-led anti-IS campaign.... 8/29/2015 12:43 PM

Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic, who went on trial at the Holy See this summer for alleged sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, according to initial autopsy results, the Vatican said Saturday.... 8/29/2015 12:39 PM

China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary
BEIJING (AP) -- China's legislature on Saturday approved a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates such as war veterans or juveniles released.... 8/29/2015 12:06 PM

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