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Syrian rebels, civilians start leaving long-besieged Damascus suburb as part of deal with government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Syrian rebels, civilians start leaving long-besieged Damascus suburb as part of deal with government.

Greece: 4 hurt in wildfire on Greek island of Chios

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Authorities on the Greek island of Chios say four people were injured overnight in a wildfire that threatened homes.

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday.

The Latest: Relatives of quake victims view bodies in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:10am

A Kurdish militant suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station in southeast Turkey on Friday, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.

Zimbabwe police battle anti-government protesters in capital

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:00am

Zimbabwe police battled anti-government protesters Friday with batons, tear gas and water cannons, despite a court order that police should not to interfere with the demonstration in the capital Friday.

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:51am

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

Warsaw officials fired over property restitution questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:50am

Warsaw's mayor said Friday she was firing three officials for what she described as lax oversight over town hall's decisions to return property seized by the communists into private hands.

Iran investigates young men at risk of being recruited by IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:30am

Iran's intelligence minister says security officers have investigated more than 1,500 young men at risk of being recruited by the extremist Islamic State group.

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10am

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.

The Latest: Turkish PM says EU refugee deal could collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10am

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Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40am

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired.

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:30am

The Turkish prime minister vows to continue military operations in Syria until there's no "terror" threat to Turkey from the war-torn neighbor.

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.

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.

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.

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.