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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 8 police; 70 wounded

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:10am

Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least eight police officers and wounding 70 other people, the state-run news agency and Turkish officials said.

Flood waters stabilize in India, but thousands evacuated

Tsering Topgyal, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21am

Nearly 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after an artificial lake created by a landslide threatened their lives, even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north, officials said Friday.

Poll: Germans for at least partial ban on face-covering veil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:00am

A poll in Germany suggests that a large majority favors at least a partial ban on the face-covering veils used by some Muslim women.

Kuwaiti government employee arrested over IS online postings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:40am

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says a government employee has been arrested for spreading Islamic State ideology and hacking social media pages of "some friendly and sister countries."

State media: 8 police officers killed in car bomb attack in southeast Turkey; 45 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:30am

State media: 8 police officers killed in car bomb attack in southeast Turkey; 45 wounded.

Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.

The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy's quake zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

US Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Amatrice, Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20pm

US Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Amatrice, Italy.

Unknown gunmen kill 6 policemen in southwest Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00pm

A police spokesman says unidentified assailants killed at least six tribal police officers and wounded two others in an overnight rocket and gun attack in southwest Pakistan.

Pilot killed in training flight in Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00pm

A Vietnamese pilot has died when his military jet trainer aircraft crashed into a rice field in south-central Vietnam.

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10pm

Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

Police say at least 20 killed in Nepal bus accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:51pm

At least 20 people were killed and another 17 hurt when bus drove off a highway in Nepal and plunged into a river on Friday, police said.

Bolivian official: Striking miners have killed the country's deputy government minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:31pm

Bolivian official: Striking miners have killed the country's deputy government minister.

1 dead, at least two injured in Belgium in accidental blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:31pm

One person was killed and at least two injured in Belgium in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:41pm

Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; Toll rises to 250

Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:35pm

Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over its repeated failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from seismic catastrophes.

Report: Explosion rocks sports center in Belgian town of Chimay, at least one dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:01pm

Report: Explosion rocks sports center in Belgian town of Chimay, at least one dead.

The Latest: World Trade Center honors Italy quake victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:40pm

The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:51pm

The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a U.N. request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers.