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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

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 12:57 PM

Turkish jets join US-led coalition airstrikes against IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey says its 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 12:51 PM

Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities Saturday arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with stacks of passports and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.... 8/29/2015 12:44 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

Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. 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 12:40 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

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 12:36 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 12:29 PM

Rights group urges inquiry into Lebanon protest dispersal
BEIRUT (AP) -- The London-based rights group Amnesty International is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations that security forces have used excessive force to disperse rallies protesting the government failure to deal with garbage piling in the streets.... 8/29/2015 12:22 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 12:08 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

Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and freeze the Scandinavian nation's oil and gas industry.... 8/29/2015 12:04 PM

Court nixes assembly ban in German town hit by violence
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's highest court has overturned a weekend ban on assemblies in an eastern town where anti-foreigner violence a week ago shook the country.... 8/29/2015 11:46 AM

Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns defiantly held a major rally in the capital Saturday to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.... 8/29/2015 11:44 AM

Chad gives death sentences to 10 Boko Haram members
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives, Chad's prosecutor said.... 8/29/2015 11:36 AM

Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions leave 5 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions left at least five dead in southern Afghanistan, a top official with the insurgent group said Saturday as its members meet in Pakistan to resolve a leadership crisis following the death of its former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.... 8/29/2015 11:17 AM

French soldier killed in accidental shooting in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- France's defense ministry says a French soldier deployed in Mali has died after being accidentally shot by a fellow soldier at a military camp.... 8/29/2015 11:13 AM

UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking
LONDON (AP) -- British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.... 8/29/2015 11:13 AM

Syrian rebels say cease-fire with Hezbollah collapses
BEIRUT (AP) -- A cease-fire between a coalition of Syrian rebels and Hezbollah fighters in a Syrian border town and two northern Shiite villages collapsed Saturday for the second time this month amid rare Iranian-mediated talks.... 8/29/2015 10:49 AM

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