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  • Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 4:53 am

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country’s United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord. The militia agreed to leave following the intervention on Saturday of President […]

  • Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 4:43 am

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook. In the edited video, the masked soldier is seen attempting to arrest a 12-year-old boy with a cast on his arm. He is swarmed by […]

  • This photo from Aug. 12 2015, shows the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. A Polish-American Holocaust survivor, Sigmund Rolat, plans to build a memorial to the thousands of Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the war in this park next to the museum, an area in the heart of the former Warsaw Ghetto.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
    Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 4:12 am

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she […]

  • China seizes 620 turtles and tortoises smuggled from Vietnam
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 4:04 am

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese border patrol officials seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises — 510 of them considered endangered — that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam, state media said Sunday. The official Xinhua News Agency said border police detected crawling sounds when they were inspecting the shipment at a […]

  • This image released Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) shows evidence government officials say was collected in conjunction with the arrest of a man they say was involved with the Aug. 17 bombing at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Thai authorities arrested a foreign man 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.(National Council for Peace and Order via AP)
    Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 4:01 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Sunday the man arrested in connection with Bangkok’s deadly bombing was being uncooperative, possibly not telling the truth to interrogators and would remain in military custody for at least seven days. The unnamed foreigner was arrested Saturday at an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok where police seized bomb-making […]

  • Pope: Let’s stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 3:55 am

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging people to work together to stop crimes against migrants, including the 71 who perished in a smuggler’s truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. Francis on Sunday invited faithful in St. Peter’s Square in Rome to pray silently with him for migrants who die “on their terrible journeys.” […]

  • FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, British Ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, poses for a selfie with an Egyptian photographer at the entrance to the British embassy in Cairo, Egypt which reopened following more than a week of suspension due to security fears. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Casson on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in a statement that it objected to Casson’s comments, calling them “unacceptable interference” in the country’s judiciary,” and “incompatible with diplomatic norms and practices.”  (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad, File)
    Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 3:18 am

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in a statement that John Casson’s comments were “unacceptable interference” in the country’s judiciary” and “incompatible […]

  • Arizona regulators want utilities to stay out of 2016 races
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 3:15 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission are calling on utilities and solar companies to stop contribution election dollars. The Arizona Capitol Times reports (http://bit.ly/1fO1qJz) that commissioners Susan Bitter Smith and Bob Burns have drafted a letter requesting public service companies voluntarily stay out of commission elections. Bitter Smith said Friday the letter […]

  • In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, refugees run into a corn field after crossing from Serbia through the barbed wire fence, near Roszke, southern Hungary. Round the clock, thousands of refugees cross daily along the approximately 110-mile (175-kilometer) border with non-EU member Serbia to the south. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
    Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU’s field of dreams
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 3:13 am

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car’s headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe’s newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police. Emotions sway from forlorn to triumphant and back again on this migrant-besieged frontier, as thousands of exhausted trekkers achieve one goal only to […]

  • Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 2:39 am

    BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake that Volkswagen held. The hybrid and electric car partnership agreed in 2009 never got off the […]

  • Map locates Swaziland; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
    Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 2:36 am

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands of others at Swaziland’s most famous traditional festival, the annual reed […]

  • Nepal’s sexual minorities parade to demand rights
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 2:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal’s capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country’s new constitution that is being finalized. The colorful rally in downtown Kathmandu — an annual affair — drew about 500 participants. “Our main demand is that the […]

  • Schools to open on time in Chinese city shaken by blasts
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 2:24 am

    BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month’s deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time, the district government of Binhai in the port city of Tianjin said Sunday. All the schools in the district had completed registration work for classes to start Monday, and students […]

  • US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone ‘blood diamond’ case
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 2:12 am

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging “blood diamonds” during Sierra Leone’s civil war, a legal aid group said. Michael Desaedeleer was arrested in Spain last week based on a complaint filed in 2011 in Belgium, said Civitas Maxima, […]

  • Protesters hold anti-war placards in front of the National Diet building during a rally in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Thousands of Japanese protested outside the parliament a set of security bills designed to expand the role the country's military. The bills - a cornerstone of Prime Minister's Shinzo Abe's move to shore up Japan's defenses in the face of growing threats in the region - are expected to pass next month despite criticism they undermine Japan's post-war pacifism. A placard at bottom center reads "No War, No Nuke." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
    Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan’s Diet
    Associated Press | August 30, 2015 1:59 am

    TOKYO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan’s parliament Sunday to oppose security legislation in one of this summer’s biggest protests ahead of its anticipated passage next month. “No to war legislation!” ”Scrap the bills now!” and “Abe, quit!” they chanted during the demonstration in the government district in Tokyo, filling the […]