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France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:10am

France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide.

Rights group urges Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader

Natalia Suvorova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:01am

An international rights group on Friday urged Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov, who has been sent to a psychiatric hospital.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:00am

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.

The Latest: UN says it wasn't consulted on Syria-Daraya deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:50am

The Latest on developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

Amatrice mayor says aftershock damage to 2 roads threatens to isolate the quake-struck town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:40am

Amatrice mayor says aftershock damage to 2 roads threatens to isolate the quake-struck town.

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:40am

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a truce.

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:32am

Somalia's security forces Friday morning ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.

Syrian rebels, civilians start leaving long-besieged Damascus suburb as part of deal with government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Syrian rebels, civilians start leaving long-besieged Damascus suburb as part of deal with government.

Greece: 4 hurt in wildfire on Greek island of Chios

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Authorities on the Greek island of Chios say four people were injured overnight in a wildfire that threatened homes.

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday.

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:10am

A Kurdish militant suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station in southeast Turkey on Friday, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.

Zimbabwe police battle anti-government protesters in capital

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:00am

Zimbabwe police battled anti-government protesters Friday with batons, tear gas and water cannons, despite a court order that police should not to interfere with the demonstration in the capital Friday.

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:51am

Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

Warsaw officials fired over property restitution questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:50am

Warsaw's mayor said Friday she was firing three officials for what she described as lax oversight over town hall's decisions to return property seized by the communists into private hands.

Iran investigates young men at risk of being recruited by IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:30am

Iran's intelligence minister says security officers have investigated more than 1,500 young men at risk of being recruited by the extremist Islamic State group.

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10am

Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.

The Latest: Turkish PM says EU refugee deal could collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10am

The Latest on Europe's migration issues (all times local):

Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40am

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired.

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:30am

The Turkish prime minister vows to continue military operations in Syria until there's no "terror" threat to Turkey from the war-torn neighbor.