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Suicide bomber hits near presidential palace in Somalia

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:40am

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least five people, police say.

Human Rights Watch: Palestinians abuse media, activists

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:40am

Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.

Taliban appoint military chief as the new leader settles in

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:30am

The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain more ground in Afghanistan rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

The AP finds IS has buried thousands in 72 mass graves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:20am

There are mass graves throughout Iraq and Syria that contain the bodies of victims of the Islamic State group.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:20am

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency says a former police chief and several governors and journalists have been detained as part of the probe into the movement allegedly behind last month's abortive coup.

Cambodia nabs 64 from China, Taiwan in alleged internet scam

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:10am

Cambodian police arrested 64 people from mainland China and Taiwan on Tuesday, accusing them of taking part in an internet scam, officials said.

The Latest: Kurdish forces clash with IS in northern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:10am

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

Israel lashes back after UN envoy's comments on settlements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:52am

Israel on Tuesday lashed out at the U.N. Mideast envoy, accusing him of "distorting history" in labelling Israeli settlement-building as a main hindrance to peace with the Palestinians.

France criticizes Turkish military intervention in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:40am

French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war.

The Latest: Aid group: Rise in minors at Calais migrant camp

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

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

American woman indicted in China on charges of spying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:22am

An American woman detained in China for more than a year has been indicted by prosecutors on charges of spying, a court confirmed Tuesday.

3 detained in Serbia for trying to smuggle 64 Afghans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20am

Serbia's defense ministry says three people have been detained for attempting to smuggle 64 migrants from Afghanistan, including a pregnant woman and a baby.

Kerry in India for strategic, commercial talks

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:12am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for strategic and commercial talks being held against the backdrop of rising tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, long a flashpoint between India and rival Pakistan.

130 still missing in Cameroon after crackdown, says Amnesty

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:11am

One hundred thirty men and boys remain missing in Cameroon nearly two years after a government crackdown on suspected members of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling on the government to provide answers.

State funeral in Amatrice to honor 37 quake victims

Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:10am

Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake-devastated Amatrice after outraged residents rejected the government's plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar.

68 protesters appear in Zimbabwe court over police clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:00am

A Zimbabwean court is hearing the bail applications for 68 protesters charged with public violence following last week's clashes with police.

Typhoon hits northern Japan, threatening to bring floods

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:31am

A typhoon slammed into northern Japan on Tuesday evening, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.

Former EU commissioner enters Estonian presidential contest

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

Former prime minister and EU commissioner Siim Kallas has entered Estonia's presidential race for the second round of voting in the Baltic country's Parliament.

The Latest: 37 caskets to be honored at Italy quake funeral

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

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