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Indonesia screens for Zika as Singapore infections mount

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:20pm

Indonesia is screening travelers from neighboring Singapore for the mosquito-borne Zika virus as the city-state reports a growing number of infections and its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive.

Brazil's Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:21pm

The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession.

AP reporter returns to Cuba on 1st commercial flight from US

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:13pm

It took an hour and a $330 paper check to buy the printed blue ticket for my one-way charter flight from Havana to Miami, the last I will ever take.

Amid threats of violence Venezuelan opposition tests resolve

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:10pm

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro promise to flood the streets of Caracas in a major test of their strength and the government's ability to tolerate growing dissent.

Malaysia reports 1st Zika case imported from Singapore

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:00pm

Malaysia's Health Ministry says a woman who traveled to Singapore has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the country's first case of the mosquito-borne disease.

Afghan official says 2 killed in car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:30pm

An Afghan official says two people were killed when a car bomb exploded in front of the district governor's office in Logar province east of the capital Kabul.

Gabon president re-elected; buildings are looted, burned

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:50pm

Gabon's president has narrowly won re-election, election officials said Wednesday, keeping alive a family dynasty in this oil-rich Central African country that reaches back to the 1960s. Clashes quickly broke out in the capital as opposition supporters claimed election fraud, looting and burning buildings.

UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:33pm

Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.

Mexico angry at president's 'humiliating' meeting with Trump

Mark Stevenson and Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:31pm

Mexico's president was savaged on social media and in political circles following his joint press conference Wednesday with Donald Trump, with many seeing a national humiliation in his welcoming of a man who has derided migrants as rapists and criminals.

Brazil's ousted and incoming leaders go from allies to foes

Stan Lehman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:03pm

For years, President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer had a political partnership of convenience. From different parties, they ran on the same presidential ticket and served together for more than half a decade.

German nationalist lawmaker lashes out at Jewish activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:32pm

Days before a closely watched regional election in Germany, a leading member of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany launched an attack on a prominent Jewish activist, calling Wednesday for the anti-racism organization she heads to be shut down.

Yemeni rebels: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 16 civilians

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:01pm

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a house in the northern Yemeni city of Saada in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 16 civilians, Yemen's rebel-controlled state news agency reported.

Michel Temer sworn in as Brazil's president after Senate vote to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:51pm

Michel Temer sworn in as Brazil's president after Senate vote to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office.

Macedonia sets new date for early election in December

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:51pm

Macedonia's feuding party leaders agreed late Wednesday to hold early national elections on Dec. 11 to end a festering political crisis that has seen two previously agreed election dates cancelled this year.

UN: Yellow fever outbreak in Africa isn't a global emergency

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:41pm

The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa is serious but does not warrant being declared an international health emergency, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Italy prepares for reconstruction, starts post-quake probe

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:21pm

Italy began looking to the future Wednesday a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction blamed for the high death toll.

Danish team removes 500 tons of chemical weapons from Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:01pm

A Danish-led international operation to rid Libya of its chemical weapons has removed 500 tons of chemicals from the North African country, Denmark said Wednesday.

Uneasy truce holds between Syrian Kurds, Turkey

Cinar Kiper and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:30pm

An uneasy truce between Turkish troops and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria held on Wednesday, despite Ankara's vow that it would never negotiate with what it calls a "terror organization."

Spain Parliament rejects PM's bid to form government

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:30pm

A majority of Spanish lawmakers Wednesday rejected conservative party leader Mariano Rajoy's bid to form a government, signaling Spain's eight-month political deadlock is unlikely to end any time soon.