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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 3:40 PM

Leaders discuss possible new Ukraine summit, France says
BERLIN (AP) -- The leaders of France, Germany and Russia have spoken by phone and are exploring the possibility of a summit with Ukraine's president about the conflict in the country's east.... 8/29/2015 3:34 PM

Court nixes assembly ban in German town hit by violence
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's highest court on Saturday overturned a weekend ban on assemblies in an eastern town where anti-foreigner violence a week ago shook the country.... 8/29/2015 3:26 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 3:24 PM

Bolt perfect yet again at worlds; Eaton sets world record
BEIJING (AP) -- Usain Bolt is perfect yet again.... 8/29/2015 3:24 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 3:23 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 3:17 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

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

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

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

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



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