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Tension mounts as Gabon awaits results of presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

Security forces fanned out across Gabon's capital and residents stockpiled food on Tuesday as the central African country awaited results of a hotly contested presidential election.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee returns to Uruguay from Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

Uruguayan authorities say that a resettled Guantanamo prisoner who went missing for weeks and later resurfaced in Venezuela has now returned to Uruguay.

Italy honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstruction

Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.

Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:40pm

Pressure is building for the United Nations to condemn Syria over the use of chemical weapons as the Security Council prepares to discuss a report by weapons inspectors that found the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons on at least two occasions and is suspected of deploying them in at least three other instances.

Italian among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguay

Pedro Servin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:40pm

Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.

Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:21pm

Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria.

The Latest: Attack wounds 3 Turkish troops in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:01pm

The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):

Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:43am

The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

They escaped the Islamic insurgency of Boko Haram -- but now, Nigerian children are facing a new threat in refugee camps: starvation.

Report: UK police arrest 6 teens suspected of murdering Pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

British police have arrested six teenagers suspected of murdering a Polish man in a possible hate crime, according to police and local media.

Tensions mount as record numbers crowd French migrant camp

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:24am

Tempers are flaring among migrants squeezed in record numbers into a shrinking slum camp in France's port city of Calais, where they spend hours in line waiting for food and showers.

US, India agree to boost anti-terror cooperation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:21am

The United States and India are agreeing to boost their cooperation in the fight against terrorism -- by expanding the sharing of intelligence about suspected extremists and about terrorist threats.

Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:20am

A man who allegedly used a crossbow in a triple homicide in Toronto last week killed his mother and two brothers, according to police.

UN: Violations of Israel-Lebanon cease-fire could spark war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:10am

The U.N. Security Council is warning that violations of the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."

The Latest: Bishop: Quake rebuilding must not 'loot' Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:50am

The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug. 24 earthquake (all times local):

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:31am

Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.

Ex-Istanbul police chief, others detained in anti-coup probe

Cinar Kiper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21am

Turkey detained a former police chief, several governors and nine journalists Tuesday as part of the probe into the movement allegedly behind last month's abortive coup, according to state media.

Estonia's parliament fails to elect new president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:20am

Estonia's parliament has failed to elect a new president in three rounds of voting and has passed on the task of picking a head of state to an electoral college.

Reports: Uzbek concert cancelled amid president health doubt

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

News agencies report a concert marking Uzbekistan's 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union has been cancelled amid uncertainty about the health of the country's hospitalized president.