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UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:51pm

The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.

Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

A photograph of a crying elderly Canadian couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together, has received international attention.

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:23pm

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

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:11pm

A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit as a suspect in a string of bank robberies and due to be married in three weeks was charged Friday in a bloody crossbow attack that left three people dead in a middle-class Toronto suburb.

The Latest: UN and Red Cross head to suburb being evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:11pm

The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

Warsaw officials fired over property restitution questions

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:04pm

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

Canada restores its traditional UN peacekeeping role

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:51pm

The Canadian government said Friday it will restore the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world.

Member of biker gang shot dead in German capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:20pm

Berlin police say a member of a biker gang has been shot dead in the German capital.

Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:30am

Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people.

The Latest: Death toll rises to 278 in Italian earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:50am

The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

Charges recommended for Brazil ex-president Silva in probe

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:50am

Brazil's federal police have recommended charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife in connection with the sprawling corruption probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

This photo of a couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:28am

A photo posted online showing an elderly couple holding hands and crying has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:13am

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.

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:50am

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they have come under artillery shelling in northern Aleppo Friday from the Turkish military for the second straight day, as Ankara continued its campaign to push the group back from its border areas.

Germany: DNA test could help solve mystery of missing count

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:43am

The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish count reputed to have had an affair with the wife of George Ludwig of Hannover, later King George I of Great Britain, may soon be solved.

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:42am

Zimbabwe police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital Friday, despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

Former Canadian prime minister Harper leaves politics

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:21am

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament.

1 killed, dozens injured in new Kashmir anti-India protests

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:52am

A young man was killed and dozens of other civilians were wounded Friday when Indian government forces fired bullets and shotguns to quell new protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:42am

Philippine communist rebels on Friday agreed to an indefinite cease-fire in peace talks with government officials aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.