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Libyans take heavy casualties in final push on IS bastion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:40am

At least 38 Libyan forces were killed as the Islamic State group dispatched a dozen suicide bombers to stop their final push to drive the extremists out of their last major bastion in the country, officials said Monday.

Estonia fails to elect head of state in presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:40am

Estonia's presidential election is heading into a second round Tuesday after no candidate got the required two-thirds majority in a parliamentary vote.

IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fighters

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:30am

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government recruits, officials said.

Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:21am

Uzbekistan's authoritarian president, Islam Karimov, has suffered a brain hemorrhage, his daughter said Monday as security forces surrounded the hospital caring for him.

Suicide bomber strikes wedding in Iraq, kills 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:20am

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a wedding south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than a dozen, an Iraqi security official said.

Poland: Germany wrong to criticize anti-migrant EU partners

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:20am

Poland says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrong to criticize European Union partners who are refusing to give refugee protection to Muslims.

Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:02am

Turkey's foreign minister on Monday ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River "immediately" or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week.

Spain premier, Socialist chief meet to end 8-month impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:00am

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is meeting opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez in hopes of persuading him not to block Rajoy's effort to form a minority government and end an eight-month political impasse.

Italy seeks better ways to house people homeless from quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:50am

With thousands left homeless after Italy's earthquake, authorities are debating how to provide warmer, sturdier housing for them besides the rows of emergency blue tents set up in the Apennine Mountains, where even summer nights can get chilly.

Duterte to raise sea feud ruling against Chinese wishes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:50am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told China's ambassador that he will not immediately press Beijing to comply with an international tribunal's ruling that invalidated Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, but will do so in the future.

Israeli military investigates soldier in deadly shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:50am

The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into a soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian in the West Bank last week.

Attackers set fire to Belgian crime lab, sparking bomb scare

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:01am

Attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium's crime institute early Monday and set fire to a lab containing crime scene samples, apparently in an effort to destroy evidence, Brussels prosecutors said.

Canada orders independent probe of switched-at-birth case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:00am

The Canadian government is setting up an independent investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth.

Roadside bombs kill 9 civilians in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:00am

Two roadside bombs have killed at least nine Afghan civilians, officials said Monday.

Iran deploys S-300 air defense around nuclear site

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:00am

Iran has deployed a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported.

Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:51am

An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been freed by Afghan forces after four months in captivity, officials said Monday.

Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks.

South Korea says no plans to introduce nuclear submarines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:40am

South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday it has no plans to introduce nuclear-powered submarines, despite calls by lawmakers to do so following a recent test of a submarine-launched missile by rival North Korea.

Human rights activists condemn secret detentions in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:40am

International rights group are raising the alarm about secret detentions in Ukraine.