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Protests, tear gas at Moldova independence day parade

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:21am

Moldovan police on Saturday fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic's independence day.

Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:20am

Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Saturday.

South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:20am

When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.

Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:10am

Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say Turkish airstrikes hit bases and residential areas on Saturday near Jarablus, a town seized by Turkey-backed rebels earlier this week.

Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

Trisha Thomas and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:00am

A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week.

N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:40am

North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:30am

The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):

Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:20am

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:50am

Investigators in eastern China said they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia.

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:30am

Russian emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.

Ex-civil service chief: British exit from EU not inevitable

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:10am

A former top civil servant says a British exit from the European Union is not inevitable, although voters backed that course in a June referendum.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:50am

Fire sweeps through warehouse in Russia's capital, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.

Taliban seize district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:10am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have overrun a district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:50am

Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:02am

On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."

Despite progress, US-Russia fall short on truce for Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:53am

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has killed hundreds of thousands.

CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month's Dhaka cafe attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:01am

CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month's Dhaka cafe attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show police now say 3 instead of 4 suspects were killed.)

'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:30pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:30pm

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.