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The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy's quake zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

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

US Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Amatrice, Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20pm

US Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Amatrice, Italy.

Unknown gunmen kill 6 policemen in southwest Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00pm

A police spokesman says unidentified assailants killed at least six tribal police officers and wounded two others in an overnight rocket and gun attack in southwest Pakistan.

Pilot killed in training flight in Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00pm

A Vietnamese pilot has died when his military jet trainer aircraft crashed into a rice field in south-central Vietnam.

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10pm

Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

Police say at least 20 killed in Nepal bus accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:51pm

At least 20 people were killed and another 17 hurt when bus drove off a highway in Nepal and plunged into a river on Friday, police said.

Bolivian official: Striking miners have killed the country's deputy government minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:31pm

Bolivian official: Striking miners have killed the country's deputy government minister.

1 dead, at least two injured in Belgium in accidental blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:31pm

One person was killed and at least two injured in Belgium in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:41pm

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.

Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; Toll rises to 250

Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:35pm

Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over its repeated failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from seismic catastrophes.

Report: Explosion rocks sports center in Belgian town of Chimay, at least one dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:01pm

Report: Explosion rocks sports center in Belgian town of Chimay, at least one dead.

The Latest: World Trade Center honors Italy quake victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:40pm

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

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:51pm

The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a U.N. request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers.

The Latest: UN schedules meeting to discuss role in Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:04pm

The Latest on Colombia's peace deal (all times local):

Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:53pm

Three people were killed in what Canadian police on Thursday called a homicide that may have involved a crossbow.

UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:41pm

The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics.

Nun in iconic Italy quake photo texted friends 'adieu'

Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:32pm

She became the face of Italy's earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.

Russia downplays conflict with US over Syria weapons report

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:11pm

Russia's U.N. ambassador said Thursday there doesn't have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical attacks in the conflict-torn country.

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, insists on Kurdish retreat

Suzan Fraser and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:43pm

Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and gave Syrian Kurdish forces a week to scale back their presence near the Turkish border, a day after it launched a U.S.-backed cross-border incursion to establish a frontier zone free of the Islamic State group and Kurdish rebels.