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Zimbabwe judge OKs protest by opposition parties

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:20am

A Zimbabwean judge has ordered police not to interfere with an anti-government demonstration in the capital Friday.

Rights group urges Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:20am

An international rights group has urged Russia to release a Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov who has been sent to a psychiatric hospital.

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:10am

Philippine communist rebels have announced an indefinite cease-fire in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

Philippines kills 11 Abu Sayyaf militants after beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:01am

Philippine troops killed at least 11 Abu Sayyaf militants, including an influential commander, in an assault on the extremists Friday following their beheading of a captive whose family was too poor to pay ransom, the military said.

Philippine communist rebels announce indefinite ceasefire at peace talks in Oslo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:00am

Philippine communist rebels announce indefinite ceasefire at peace talks in Oslo.

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:00am

Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.

Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:00am

Iran's foreign minister is rejecting claims from Saudi Arabia that his country supplied the Shiite rebels in Yemen with missiles.

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.

The Latest: Romanian police detain 28 migrants on the border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

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

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce.

The Latest: Italy plans state funeral for some quake dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

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

Flood waters stabilize in India, but thousands evacuated

Tsering Topgyal, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:20am

About 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after a lake created by an earlier landslide threatened to collapse and flood their villages, even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north, officials said Friday.

Hungary to build stronger anti-migrant fence, Orban says

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:10am

Hungary will build a new, "more massive" fence on its southern borders to defend against a possible surge in the number of migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday.

Memories remain, mementoes left behind in family homestead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:41am

Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. But after the earthquake left wide cracks in the exterior walls, those in the latest generation wonder if they'll ever set foot inside again.

American University in Kabul starts repair work after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20am

After a deadly attack this week, the American University of Afghanistan says it has started repair work at its sprawling campus on the edge of Kabul.

Poll: Germans for at least partial ban on face-covering veil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:00am

A poll in Germany suggests that a large majority favors at least a partial ban on the face-covering veils used by some Muslim women.

Kuwaiti government employee arrested over IS online postings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:40am

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says a government employee has been arrested for spreading Islamic State ideology and hacking social media pages of "some friendly and sister countries."

State media: 8 police officers killed in car bomb attack in southeast Turkey; 45 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:30am

State media: 8 police officers killed in car bomb attack in southeast Turkey; 45 wounded.

Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.