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US strikes southern Afghan district seized by Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. forces have launched airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before.... 8/27/2015 7:18 PM

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."... 8/27/2015 7:11 PM

Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. Now she's again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction, amid a Venezuelan crackdown on Colombian immigrants.... 8/27/2015 7:08 PM

Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country.... 8/27/2015 7:04 PM

French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts
LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) -- Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people.... 8/27/2015 6:09 PM

Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years.... 8/27/2015 6:08 PM

Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.... 8/27/2015 5:59 PM

4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies.... 8/27/2015 5:51 PM

Taking down Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try
BEIJING (AP) -- Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.... 8/27/2015 5:21 PM

Record migrant flow reported on Hungary's razor-wire border
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation whose migrant camps are overloaded and barely delay their journeys west into the heart of the European Union.... 8/27/2015 5:09 PM

AP NewsAlert
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Police in Dominica say at least 4 killed as Tropical Storm Erika hits Caribbean island.... 8/27/2015 5:07 PM

UN experts call for fairness in Guatemala genocide trial
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Two U.N. experts are appealing to Guatemala's judicial authorities to "prevent any further attempt at interference, obstruction of justice or manipulation of the law" in the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and a former intelligence chief.... 8/27/2015 5:03 PM

Yemen says no talks with rebels until they lay down arms
CAIRO (AP) -- The Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital and much of the north, and demands that they lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday.... 8/27/2015 5:02 PM

Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
PARNDORF, Austria (AP) -- Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 - and possibly up to 50 - migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna.... 8/27/2015 4:54 PM

Tennis' Djokovic has new title _ UNICEF goodwill ambassador
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic has a new title - goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF.... 8/27/2015 4:50 PM

German justice minister asks Facebook to delete racist posts
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's justice minister says he wants Facebook to delete racist content faster amid a surge in anti-migrant pages and comments on the social networking site.... 8/27/2015 4:42 PM

South African prototype may solve solar power problem
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.... 8/27/2015 4:41 PM

South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a fighting reportedly broke out along the Nile River.... 8/27/2015 4:36 PM

Antonio Banderas swaps film for fashion with college stint
LONDON (AP) -- Antonio Banderas has swapped film for fashion, at least temporarily.... 8/27/2015 4:19 PM

Pakistan suicide bomber kills wife, kids during police raid
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A suspected Taliban militant blew himself up during a police raid in central Pakistan on Thursday, killing his own wife and two children, police said.... 8/27/2015 4:14 PM

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