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Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:20am

Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar.

Pro-independence Basque leader*s election candidacy blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:20am

Basque authorities say a prominent regional leader who was jailed for his links with the outlawed armed group ETA can*t stand as candidate in upcoming elections because his sentence bans him from holding office until 2021.

Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:11am

A lawyer for residents of Timbuktu told International Criminal Court judges Wednesday that the destruction by Islamic extremists of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert left them feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors.

China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:10am

China's ambassador to Manila says the Chinese government has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants a stronger anti-drug accord to fight the menace.

Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during US VP visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:10am

Turkey's president says he will demand the extradition of the leader allegedly responsible for last month's abortive coup during his meeting with the American vice president later that day.

Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:10am

After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.

Young man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:01am

Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding dozens of other people.

Officials say a powerful earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00am

Officials say a powerful earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar.

Bangladesh police arrest prime suspect in publisher's murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:41am

Bangladeshi police arrested a leading suspect in last year's killing of a publisher as part of a crackdown on radicals blamed for violent attacks on foreigners, liberals and minorities, an official said Wednesday.

UN envoy: No more 'taboo' issues in Cyprus peace talks

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40am

Everything is up for discussion in an intensified phase of ongoing Cyprus peace talks, including "taboo" issues that rival leaders had previously opted to tackle at a later stage, a U.N. envoy said Wednesday.

Italian Premier Renzi thanks rescue crews and plans to visit quake area Wednesday afternoon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:30am

Italian Premier Renzi thanks rescue crews and plans to visit quake area Wednesday afternoon.

Romania champion of Moldova's EU ambitions, premier says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10am

Romania's prime minister says his country is a champion of Moldova's drive to join the European Union, in remarks before a visit to the ex-Soviet republic.

The Latest: Sudanese man dies in migrant clash in Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

The Latest on the influx of asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):

Train hits bus in northwestern Germany, 10 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:20am

German police say a train hit a bus on a road crossing, injuring 10 people.

Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:01am

A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday.

Syrian activist group: Syrian rebel fighters cross into IS-held town from Turkey as part of Turkish-backed operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

Syrian activist group: Syrian rebel fighters cross into IS-held town from Turkey as part of Turkish-backed operation.

Afghan migrant shot dead in Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:30am

Serbia's defense ministry says a 20-year old Afghan migrant crossing illegally from Bulgaria has been shot dead, apparently by hunters.

Report: Turkish tanks enter Syria, aim to free IS-held town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:30am

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of a military operation to free a border town held by the Islamic State group.

Turkish state media says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of operation to free IS-held town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:20am

Turkish state media says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of operation to free IS-held town.