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Former Iraqi soldier charged with war crimes by Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:50am

German prosecutors say they have charged a former Iraqi soldier with war crimes on allegations he posed for a photo holding the severed heads of two Islamic State fighters killed in combat.

Duterte to raise sea feud ruling against Chinese wishes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:30am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told China's ambassador Monday that he will not immediately press Beijing to comply with an international tribunal's ruling that invalidated Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, but would do so in the future.

IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 54 government fighters

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:30am

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 54 pro-government recruits, officials said.

Watchdog calls out India for failing to protect journalists

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:30am

India is failing to help and protect journalists who are facing violent threats or attacks for their work, an international watchdog agency said Monday, noting a pattern of resistance in investigating crimes targeting reporters.

Philippine president says no genocide in his bloody drug war

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:20am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defended his bloody anti-drug campaign on Monday, saying the nearly 1,800 deaths in two months didn't compare with brutality in Syria or atrocities committed by Islamic State group extremists.

Poland: Germany wrong to criticize anti-migrant EU partners

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:20am

Poland says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrong to criticize European Union partners who are refusing to give refugee protection to Muslims.

3 Canadians charged in Sydney in $23 million cocaine case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:11am

Three Canadian cruise ship passengers were charged with drug smuggling Monday after Sydney police allegedly found 95 kilograms (209 pounds) of cocaine in their cabin luggage.

Attackers set fire to Belgian crime lab, sparking bomb scare

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

Attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium's crime institute early Monday and set fire to a lab containing crime scene samples, apparently in an effort to destroy evidence, Brussels prosecutors said.

NATO: Russia increasingly staging snap military drills

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:00am

NATO's deputy secretary general says Russia is conducting unannounced military exercises, straining its relationship with the Western military alliance.

Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:00am

A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group.

Indian officials reimpose curfew in Kashmir's main city

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:42am

Authorities on Monday lifted a curfew imposed in most parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir as part of a 52-day security lockdown, but reimposed it later in the day in most of Srinagar, the region's main city, after anti-India protests and clashes erupted in several neighborhoods.

Libyans take heavy casualties in final push on IS bastion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:40am

At least 38 Libyan forces were killed as the Islamic State group dispatched a dozen suicide bombers to stop their final push to drive the extremists out of their last major bastion in the country, officials said Monday.

Estonia fails to elect head of state in presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:40am

Estonia's presidential election is heading into a second round Tuesday after no candidate got the required two-thirds majority in a parliamentary vote.

Uzbek president's daughter says he suffered brain hemorrhage

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:21am

Uzbekistan's authoritarian president, Islam Karimov, has suffered a brain hemorrhage, his daughter said Monday as security forces surrounded the hospital caring for him.

Suicide bomber strikes wedding in Iraq, kills 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:20am

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a wedding south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than a dozen, an Iraqi security official said.

Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:02am

Turkey's foreign minister on Monday ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River "immediately" or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week.

Spain premier, Socialist chief meet to end 8-month impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:00am

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is meeting opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez in hopes of persuading him not to block Rajoy's effort to form a minority government and end an eight-month political impasse.

Italy seeks better ways to house people homeless from quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:50am

With thousands left homeless after Italy's earthquake, authorities are debating how to provide warmer, sturdier housing for them besides the rows of emergency blue tents set up in the Apennine Mountains, where even summer nights can get chilly.

Israeli military investigates soldier in deadly shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:50am

The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into a soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian in the West Bank last week.