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The Latest: Amnesty criticizes Al-Jazeera trial verdict
CAIRO (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:... 8/29/2015 9:49 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 9:49 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

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 9:34 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

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 a deadly shrine bombing, officials said.... 8/29/2015 9:29 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

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

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

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

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

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