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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns to capital after illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:21am

The government says Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to the country's capital after a brief illness following her visit to the United States.

Palestinian official: President Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:21am

Palestinian official: President Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday.

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:20am

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.

Bosnian war crimes suspect arrested in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:11am

Bosnia's state prosecution office says Swiss authorities have arrested a Muslim Bosniak woman suspected of having brutally killed a Serb child during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

Man arrested after 19 bodies found in Chinese village

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:11am

A suspect was arrested Thursday following the discovery of 19 dead bodies in six homes in a southwestern Chinese village, police and state media said.

Nepal urges 'conducive environment' for South Asian summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:00am

Nepal urged South Asian nations on Thursday to create a "conducive environment" so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan's capital.

In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan

Luis Andres Henao and Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:00am

A sign outside Sandra's cage explains that "orangutan" comes from the Malay expression for "person of the forest." But she remains in a concrete cell in Buenos Aires and may never see the rainforests of her ancestors.

Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

Tran Van Minh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:51am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final.

Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

Turkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year.

Printing plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopens

Catherine Gaschka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

A printing plant north of Paris reopened Thursday for the first time since it was badly damaged during a deadly standoff between police and two brothers who gunned down cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

Italy's Berlusconi turns 80 amid reflections and greetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:20am

Silvio Berlusconi is marking his 80th birthday quietly with his family, amid a flurry of greetings and reflections on his political career in Italy spanning more than two decades.

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:10am

Catalan regional lawmakers are debating regional President Carles Puigdemont's latest promise to hold another independence referendum next September with or without agreement from Spain.

Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:02am

In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air.

The Latest: Turkey to clear 'corridor of terror' at border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:00am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany

Muhammed Muheisen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:00am

They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next.

Pakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:50am

Pakistan on Thursday said two of its soldiers were killed in an "unprovoked" attack when India fired across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir, while India said it had carried out a "surgical strike" against terrorists, in an exchange that marks an escalation in tensions between the uneasy and nuclear-armed neighbors.

Serbia arrests senior Kosovo policeman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:40am

Serbian police have arrested a senior Kosovo police official on suspicion of terrorism in a sign of ongoing tensions in the volatile Balkans.

The Latest: Family: Peres left detailed funeral plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:40am

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):

Australian government wants slower switch to clean energy

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:30am

A rush by Australia's state governments to switch to clean electricity sources could undermine the country's energy security, the federal government warned Thursday after all of South Australia state lost power.