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The Latest: Peter Greste worries about Al-Jazeera colleagues
CAIRO (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:... 8/29/2015 10:34 AM

UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking
LONDON (AP) -- British prosecutors 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 10:30 AM

Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police arrested a foreign suspect and seized bomb-making materials Saturday in the investigation of the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, officials said.... 8/29/2015 10:29 AM

4 men face court hearing in Hungary for migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian prosecutors are asking a court to keep in custody four men detained in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.... 8/29/2015 10:19 AM

5 killed, 24 injured in attacks in southeast Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Officials and media reports say three attacks or clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels have killed five people and injured 24 others in southeast Turkey.... 8/29/2015 10:18 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 10:09 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 latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/29/2015 10:05 AM

Rival Koreas set date for talks preparing family reunions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea on Saturday set a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.... 8/29/2015 10:03 AM

Workers overcome by gases at China paper mill, 7 die, 2 hurt
BEIJING (AP) -- Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill's waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China's latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals.... 8/29/2015 9:58 AM

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A Swaziland rights group says 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival.... 8/29/2015 9:57 AM

Where to house Europe's migrants? Schools, barracks, parks
PARIS (AP) -- With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep?... 8/29/2015 9:48 AM

As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them
BERLIN (AP) -- Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government.... 8/29/2015 9:44 AM

Syrian rebels say cease-fire with Hezbollah collapses
BEIRUT (AP) -- A coalition of Syrian rebels say a cease-fire negotiated with Hezbollah fighters in a Syrian town and two Shiite villages in northern Syria has collapsed, for the second time this month.... 8/29/2015 9:44 AM

UK police say woman and 4 children may be Syria-bound
LONDON (AP) -- British police say a 33-year-old woman and her four children aged 4 to 12 may be trying to reach an Islamic State group-controlled area of Syria.... 8/29/2015 9:37 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 9:32 AM

Correction: France-Stopping the Wolves story
PARIS (AP) -- In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35 percent of attacks that can be attributed to them, not 65 percent.... 8/29/2015 9:26 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

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