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South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Violent clashes continued between South Sudan's warring factions Saturday before a cease-fire is to come into effect on Sunday, U.N., government and rebel officials said.... 8/29/2015 5:14 PM

Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.... 8/29/2015 4:53 PM

The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US
BEIJING (AP) -- Usain Bolt's final gold medal at the Bird's Nest came gift-wrapped.... 8/29/2015 4:52 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 Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.... 8/29/2015 4:49 PM

Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack
PARIS (AP) -- European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.... 8/29/2015 4:49 PM

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.... 8/29/2015 4:46 PM

Thousands of Lebanese protesters pour into Beirut square
BEIRUT (AP) -- Waving red, white and green Lebanese flags, thousands of people poured into a major square in downtown Beirut Saturday, staging the largest of the demonstrations that began last week over garbage piling up in the streets of Beirut following the closure of a main landfill.... 8/29/2015 4:46 PM

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.... 8/29/2015 4:35 PM

Young migrant found suffocated in boat off Greek island
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities say a 15-year-old migrant has been found suffocated on a yacht that carried 59 others to a Greek island.... 8/29/2015 4:34 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 nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.... 8/29/2015 4:30 PM

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.... 8/29/2015 4:29 PM

The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):... 8/29/2015 4:26 PM

Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.... 8/29/2015 4:16 PM

Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- President Hassan Rouhani has opposed a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, saying terms of the agreement will turn into legal obligation if it is passed by the house.... 8/29/2015 4:12 PM

Russia denounces Latvian ban on news agency
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says Latvia has refused permission to a Russian state news agency to open a bureau in the country - a case that Moscow says is open discrimination.... 8/29/2015 4:09 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 diplomats, press freedom advocates and human rights organizations.... 8/29/2015 4:08 PM

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 4:03 PM

Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Rescue workers have recovered 12 more bodies off the Libyan coast, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117, Libyan authorities said on Saturday.... 8/29/2015 3:54 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 3:44 PM

Officials: 7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) -- The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.... 8/29/2015 3:44 PM

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