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Australian opposition to push for gay marriage law reform

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:40am

Australia's opposition said Tuesday that it would test Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's weakened grip on power following last month's general election by proposing its own legislation to legalize gay marriage.

French president warns 'contradictory' foreign interventions in Syria could worsen war, urges peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:40am

French president warns 'contradictory' foreign interventions in Syria could worsen war, urges peace talks.

Israel razes home of Palestinian involved in deadly shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:20am

Israel's military says its forces demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in the ambush of a family car in the West Bank that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and two of their children.

3 hurt as suicide bomber hits Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:10am

A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees.

Kerry in India for strategic, commercial talks

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:40am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for strategic and commercial talks being held against the backdrop of rising tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, long a flashpoint between India and rival Pakistan.

Taliban appoints new military chief as new leader settles in

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:30am

Taliban officials say the extremist group has appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain ground rather than talk peace under a new leadership.

HRW: Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:20am

Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul, according to a report from Human Rights Watch Tuesday.

Typhoon threatens to bring flooding to northern Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10am

A typhoon was set to slam into northern Japan on Tuesday, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.

India's angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices

Nirmala George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:50am

The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow.

German EU commissioner 'wouldn't bet big money on Brexit'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:50am

Germany's European Union commissioner says public opinion in Britain could shift against leaving the bloc if the economy worsens as a result of the country's decision to exit.

IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds

Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:30am

Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.

AP documents 72 mass graves left by the Islamic State group, with more expected in group's retreat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:11am

AP documents 72 mass graves left by the Islamic State group, with more expected in group's retreat.

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence in war-crimes case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:50pm

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by a top Islamist party leader convicted of war crimes in the country's independence war against Pakistan, confirming a death sentence handed down earlier by a special tribunal.

Australian Parliament sits for first time since election

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20pm

Australia's Parliament met Tuesday for the first time since the conservative government narrowly won an election almost two months ago and as an opinion poll showed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's popularity falling.

LatAm diplomats urge US to change policy on Cuban migrants

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

The foreign ministers of nine countries in Central and South America are calling for changes in U.S. immigration policy that encourages a flow of Cuban migrants, who in recent months have flooded into the region on their way north to the United States.

Human Rights Watch: Palestinians abuse media, activists

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:34pm

Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.

Aristide joins Haiti rally to urge voters to back candidate

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40pm

Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide made a rare public appearance Monday at a street rally to support the presidential candidate of the political movement he founded decades ago.

Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:51pm

Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch.

UN Diplomat: Portugal's Guterres tops 3rd poll for UN chief

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:11pm

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the third successive poll of candidates seeking to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, making him the clear front-runner for the job as the world's top diplomat, U.N. diplomats said Monday.