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Yemen rebels raid dozens of homes of opponents in capital

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:22am

Shiite rebels in Yemen's capital have raided dozens of homes of political opponents and local NGO workers, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, security officials said Monday.

Flood at Russian zoo kills 1 bear, traps 14 others in cages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:41am

A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia's Far East, trapping 14 brown bears and a lion in their half-submerged cages.

Syrian official: Extent of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:31am

The extent of damage from a massive explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra is unclear, but it appears the structure is still standing despite an attempt by the Islamic State group to blow it up, a Syrian official said Monday.

Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

Mucahit Ceylan and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:01pm

A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "aiding a terrorist organization" and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges "baseless and alarmingly false."

US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:40pm

An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the U.S. to face trial, officials said Monday.

White House: Will find another way to honor McKinley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:31pm

The tallest mountain in North America may no longer carry the name of President William McKinley -- but the White House says it's going to work with officials in Ohio to find another way to honor the nation's 25th president.

Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:31pm

Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers that will rein in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:22pm

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde with flooding, downed trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:01pm

Hurricane Fred has caused flooding and downed trees in Cape Verde as it passes over the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.

Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone

Carley Petesch and Clarence Roy-MacAulay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:21pm

Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday.

Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

Efrem Lukatsky and Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:11pm

A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer and injuring more than 100, the interior ministry said.

Silence at Vatican funeral for ex-envoy in sexual abuse case

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:01pm

Eight minutes of silence instead of a homily marked the Vatican funeral Monday of a former papal diplomat, whose trial on charges of possession of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors had begun this summer in a Holy See courtroom.

Mozambique: Journalists, academic found guilty of defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:51am

A judge in Mozambique has found two journalists and an academic guilty of defamation over a Facebook post.

South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:32am

South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides.

AP Interview: IOM chief slams Hungary over migrant policies

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:22am

Countries like Hungary that have blocked desperate migrants from traveling by train in Europe "push them right into the hands of smugglers," with potentially deadly consequences, the head of the International Organization for Migration said Monday.

Russian speaker to address conference by video after US ban

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:22am

The global organization of parliamentarians said the speaker of the Russian Parliament's upper house will address its world conference as scheduled Monday afternoon but by video link — not in person because the U.S. barred her from attending.

EU Council president rejects criticism over migrant crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

European Council president Donald Tusk has rejected criticism of Europe's handling of the migrant crisis and promised further measures to deal with the issue.

Poland's warring leaders honor Solidarity separately

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:50am

Poland's warring president and prime minister have separately marked the 35th anniversary of a key deal between striking workers and communist authorities that opened the way to democracy.

Swaziland's government says official crash death toll is 13

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:22am

The death toll from a road accident taking young women and girls to Swaziland's annual Reed Dance festival is 13, according to a government statement on Monday.