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Thousands of Lebanese protesters gather in Beirut
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands of people began gathering Saturday amid tight security in downtown Beirut, ahead of a major rally to protest government corruption and the country's dysfunctional political system.... 8/29/2015 3:04 PM

Nigeria: Boko Haram used teenager to spy on airport
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram infiltrated the capital's main airport and was using a teenager to carrying out surveillance, Nigeria's intelligence agency said.... 8/29/2015 2:53 PM

IS detains dozens in Iraqi town after rare street protest
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants detained at least 70 people in a remote western Iraqi town on Saturday following a rare street demonstration protesting the extremist group's execution of a local resident, security officials said.... 8/29/2015 2:49 PM

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- A Hungarian court has ordered the preliminary arrests of four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.... 8/29/2015 2:45 PM

Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes against IS
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday.... 8/29/2015 2:37 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 2:37 PM

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) -- A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the United States, politicians and a military honor guard.... 8/29/2015 3:04 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

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

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

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



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