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The Latest: Germany wants to keep planes at Turkish base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war, following Turkish ground forces' incursion (all times local):

Iran: Forces will warn any vessel after US warship incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

Iran's naval forces will warn or confront any foreign ship entering the country's territorial waters, the Iranian defense minister said Thursday, remarks that came after an incident this week involving a U.S. warship.

Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar

Min Kyi Thein and Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:50am

Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist temples began cleaning up debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 pagodas.

Philippine leader orders extremists crushed after beheading

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:40am

Abu Sayyaf extremists have beheaded a kidnapped Filipino villager after a ransom deadline lapsed in their first such brutal act under President Rodrigo Duterte, who pressed an order for troops to crush the militants.

5 men drown off British beach without lifeguard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:30am

British police say five men have drowned off a beach in southern England that had no lifeguard.

UN rights chief seeks international probe of Yemen violence

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:20am

The U.N. human rights chief on Thursday called for an international investigation of rights abuses and violence in Yemen's civil war, which has killed thousands of people, as he insisted that a domestic panel set up to look into violations has not been up to the task.

Egypt family to join boy who crossed sea alone seeking help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:40am

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says the family of an Egyptian boy who crossed the Mediterranean Sea on his own to find medical help abroad for his sick brother, will leave for Italy within days to join him there.

Serbia police find 34 migrants in a Belgrade house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:20am

Serbian police say they have arrested a man after finding 34 migrants in his house in a Belgrade suburb.

UN human rights chief calls for international investigation of abuses in Yemen's civil war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:10am

UN human rights chief calls for international investigation of abuses in Yemen's civil war.

Seoul: Surviving sexual slavery victims will receive $90,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:50am

Surviving South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II will be eligible to receive around 100 million won (about $90,000) each from a foundation that will be funded by the Japanese government.

Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:40am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told his Turkish counterpart that Syrian Kurdish forces have started withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish officials said Thursday.

Syria's Kurds: An embattled US ally in a complex civil war

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:30am

Syria's battle-hardened Kurds have proven their mettle against the Islamic State group, and in the process, carved out an autonomous zone across the country's north. But their advance has alarmed Turkey, and Ankara on Wednesday sent tanks across the border against IS, and demanded that the Kurds withdraw from recently seized territory.

Turkey: US says Syrian Kurds have started pulling back east of Euphrates in contested northern Syria region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:00am

Turkey: US says Syrian Kurds have started pulling back east of Euphrates in contested northern Syria region.

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 dead

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:40am

A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said.

Australia police: No extremist motive found in hostel attack

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:30pm

Australian police were investigating whether a French man accused of fatally stabbing a British woman while shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" had a romantic obsession with her, an official said Thursday.

Italy's civil protection agency says death toll in earthquake rises to 247

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:31pm

Italy's civil protection agency says death toll in earthquake rises to 247.

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war

Andrea Rodriguez and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:21pm

Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world's longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:11pm

The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 7 dead

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00pm

An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were wounded.