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Lawmakers urge lifting immunity of Guatemalan president

Alberto Arce, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:12pm

A legislative commission on Saturday urged Guatemala's congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case that has already seen his former vice president jailed and much of his cabinet resign.

IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:20pm

Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.

Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:10pm

Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

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.

The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:00pm

Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):

Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:11am

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.

El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:51pm

El Salvador's defense minister says a powerful car bomb has been found near the country's security ministry and was safely deactivated.

Young migrant killed by gunshot, authorities now say

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:21pm

A teenage migrant was found dead with a gunshot wound on a yacht approaching a Greek island on Saturday after smugglers clashed with Greece's coast guard, authorities said.

Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:11pm

A court in Burkina Faso on Saturday rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting threats of a boycott of the vote in October.

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10pm

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.

Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed

Emmanuel Camillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.

Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:31am

President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.

South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN

Jason Patinkin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:22am

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.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict

Dany Padire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

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.

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.

France: European countries to increase ID and baggage checks on trains after thwarted attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

France: European countries to increase ID and baggage checks on trains after thwarted attack.

Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117

Essam Mohamed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:01am

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.

Officials: 7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:50am

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.

Leaders discuss possible new Ukraine summit, France says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:41am

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia have spoken by phone and are exploring the possibility of a summit with Ukraine's president about the conflict in the country's east.