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Dutch police arrest man seen with ski mask on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:51am

Dutch police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of "preparing a terror crime" after he was spotted driving through the southern city of Eindhoven last week wearing a ski mask.

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says death toll from quake rises to 120

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:21am

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says death toll from quake rises to 120.

Court charges man who named dog after Nigerian president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:20am

A man who wrote the name of Nigeria's president on his dog and paraded the pet in an area where the leader is popular has been charged with breaking the peace.

Security Council calls emergency meeting on North Korea test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:10am

The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting on the latest North Korean missile launch at the request of the United States and Japan.

Finland arrests Iraqi suspected of killings in 2014 in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:00am

Police in Finland have arrested a 24-year-old Iraqi man on suspicion of murder and war crimes related to the massacre of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers by the Islamic State group in 2014.

The Latest: US aiding operation to retake Syrian border town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:51am

The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, gunshots to quell protests

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:40am

Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare.

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

Paolo Santalucia, Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:13am

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup.

American University president says militants attack campus in Afghan capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:50am

American University president says militants attack campus in Afghan capital.

Yemenis say US drone strike kills 5 al-Qaida suspects

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:41am

Yemeni witnesses say five suspected al-Qaida militants were killed in an alleged U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen.

Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:41am

Colombia's president said Wednesday that government negotiators and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Esther Htusan and Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:32am

A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.

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

Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:31am

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.

UN-backed Libyan government to present new Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:20am

Libya's U.N.-backed government will present a new Cabinet for approval by the internationally recognized parliament based in the east after the lawmakers gave it a vote of no confidence.

Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:11am

By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists desecrated holy sites, leaving residents ashamed and impoverished, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction.

Duterte:'It will be bloody' if Philippine territory breached

Bullit Marquez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:01am

The tough-talking Philippine president said Wednesday he will walk the extra mile for peace but warned China "it will be bloody" if the militarily superior Asian neighbor infringes on his country's territory.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:00am

Colombia's president says peace deal with rebels near; could be announced within hours.

German govt OKs new crisis guidelines, rejects criticism

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 9:00am

Germany's government on Wednesday approved new guidelines for protecting the population in case of emergencies such as attacks or long-term power outages, and the country's top security official pushed back against criticism of the timing and manner of its presentation.