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American woman indicted in China on charges of spying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:22am

An American woman detained in China for more than a year has been indicted by prosecutors on charges of spying, a court confirmed Tuesday.

Suicide bomber hits near presidential palace in Somalia

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20am

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least five people, police say.

Kerry in India for strategic, commercial talks

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:12am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for strategic and commercial talks being held against the backdrop of rising tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, long a flashpoint between India and rival Pakistan.

130 still missing in Cameroon after crackdown, says Amnesty

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:11am

One hundred thirty men and boys remain missing in Cameroon nearly two years after a government crackdown on suspected members of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling on the government to provide answers.

Israel lashes back after UN envoy comments on settlements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:10am

Israel is lashing back at the United Nations' Mideast envoy for "distorting history" after he labelled Israeli settlement building as a main hindrance to peace with the Palestinians.

State funeral in Amatrice to honor 37 quake victims

Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:10am

Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake-devastated Amatrice after outraged residents rejected the government's plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar.

68 protesters appear in Zimbabwe court over police clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:00am

A Zimbabwean court is hearing the bail applications for 68 protesters charged with public violence following last week's clashes with police.

Taliban appoint new military chief as new leader settles in

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:50am

The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain ground rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

Typhoon hits northern Japan, threatening to bring floods

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:31am

A typhoon slammed into northern Japan on Tuesday evening, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.

Former EU commissioner enters Estonian presidential contest

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

Former prime minister and EU commissioner Siim Kallas has entered Estonia's presidential race for the second round of voting in the Baltic country's Parliament.

The Latest: 37 caskets to be honored at Italy quake funeral

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

The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug. 24 earthquake (all times local):

Human Rights Watch: Palestinians abuse media, activists

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:30am

Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.

Spain premier to open debate; new government remains elusive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:20am

Spain's acting prime minister is opening a two-day parliamentary debate in hopes of forming a new government and ending an eight-month impasse, but expectations of a breakthrough are running low.

Iran releases jailed Texas graduate student

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:50am

Iranian authorities have released a man jailed while home from his graduate studies in Texas after nearly five years, state media reported Tuesday.

France criticizes Turkish military intervention in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:50am

French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war.

Australian opposition to push for gay marriage law reform

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:40am

Australia's opposition said Tuesday that it would test Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's weakened grip on power following last month's general election by proposing its own legislation to legalize gay marriage.

French president warns 'contradictory' foreign interventions in Syria could worsen war, urges peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:40am

French president warns 'contradictory' foreign interventions in Syria could worsen war, urges peace talks.

Israel razes home of Palestinian involved in deadly shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:20am

Israel's military says its forces demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in the ambush of a family car in the West Bank that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and two of their children.

3 hurt as suicide bomber hits Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan

Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:10am

A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees.