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Rival Koreas fix date for talks preparing family reunions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea have fixed a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.... 8/29/2015 9:19 AM

The Latest: Al-Jazeera reporter gets 6 months for 'bullet'
CAIRO (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:... 8/29/2015 9:18 AM

Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in the investigation of a deadly shrine bombing in Bangkok.... 8/29/2015 9:17 AM

Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison. Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed were all arrested in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights groups.... 8/29/2015 9:12 AM

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 last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/29/2015 9:07 AM

2 French journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail case
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have handed two journalists preliminary extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI.... 8/29/2015 8:56 AM

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Al-Jazeera English acting director-general: Court verdict `defies logic and common sense'... 8/29/2015 8:47 AM

Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Defying authorities, tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.... 8/29/2015 7:55 AM

Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack
PARIS (AP) -- European security and transport chiefs are urgently reconsidering train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a high-speed trip from Amsterdam to Paris.... 8/29/2015 7:46 AM

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police officers in attacks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.... 8/29/2015 6:45 AM

Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters.... 8/29/2015 6:24 AM

Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch 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 4:08 AM

7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill
BEIJING (AP) -- Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals.... 8/29/2015 3:22 AM

More arrests in bloggers' killings in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh announced Saturday they have made additional arrests in the killings of secular bloggers by suspected Islamic radicals that have raised concerns about the government's ability to protect the freedom of speech.... 8/29/2015 3:11 AM

Barge tips, vehicles fall into Victoria harbor
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -- British Columbia's Ministry of Environment says a barge has tipped in Victoria's harbor, dumping as many as 20 vehicles into the water.... 8/29/2015 3:07 AM

AP NewsAlert
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Dominica prime minister says 20 killed, island set back 20 years by damage from TS Erika.... 8/29/2015 12:35 AM

Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.... 8/29/2015 12:26 AM

Money laundering probe in case of Argentine prosecutor
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine judge on Friday authorized a money laundering probe involving the prosecutor who died mysteriously while investigating the bombing of a Jewish center.... 8/29/2015 12:17 AM

Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to the United States.... 8/29/2015 12:17 AM

Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.... 8/29/2015 12:09 AM

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