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Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:50am

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.

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:40am

A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.

The Latest: Barrel bomb attack in Aleppo kills at least 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:00am

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

4 soldiers wounded in attack in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:50am

Turkey's state-run news agency says four soldiers have been wounded in the country's southeast after an attack by Kurdish militants.

Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:50am

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

Far-right anti-Islam activists protest atop Berlin monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:30am

Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

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.

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):

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.

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.