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Kerry in Bangladesh for security talks amid terror concerns

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks.

Prosecutors: Brussels attack probably arson, not a bomb

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:12am

The Brussels prosecutor is dismissing reports that a bomb exploded early Monday outside Belgium's criminal institute, describing the incident as more likely an arson attack designed to destroy criminal evidence.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:50am

Turkey has ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian militants to withdraw east of the Euphrates river "immediately" or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week.

Human rights activists condemn secret detentions in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:40am

International rights group are raising the alarm about secret detentions in Ukraine.

IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 45 government fighters

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10am

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday killed at least 45 pro-government troops who had been preparing to travel to Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen's north, officials said.

Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:50am

An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been released and is safe, Australia's foreign minister said Monday.

Iran deploys S-300 air defense around nuclear site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:50am

Iran has begun deploying a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported.

Suicide bomber strikes wedding in Iraq, kills 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:50am

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has struck a wedding south of Baghdad, killing at least 15 people.

Iraqi officials say suicide bomber strikes wedding south of Baghdad, killing 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:30am

Iraqi officials say suicide bomber strikes wedding south of Baghdad, killing 15.

German prosecutors file terror charge against teenage girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:30am

German federal prosecutors have indicted a teenage girl on charges of attempted murder and supporting a terrorist organization.

Indian officials lift curfew from most of Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41am

Authorities on Monday lifted a curfew imposed in most parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir as part of a 52-day security lockdown, although most shops and businesses remained closed due to an ongoing strike called to protest Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.

Yemeni security officials say suicide bomber in southern city of Aden kills 25 pro-government fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:40am

Yemeni security officials say suicide bomber in southern city of Aden kills 25 pro-government fighters.

3 Canadians charged in Sydney in $23 million cocaine case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:30am

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.

Suspended Turkish teachers caught up in post-coup crackdown

Elena Becatoros and Berza Simsek, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:30am

It was a notice received by tens of thousands of professionals in the aftermath of Turkey's failed coup, and one that profoundly shocked Uygar Ozdemir.

Watchdog calls out India for failing to protect journalists

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01am

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 - 12:40am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that his bloody anti-drug campaign that has left nearly 1,800 people dead does not amount to genocide, but that he's ready to go to jail to defend his men from lawsuits.

Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:20am

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

Survivors of Nepal insurgency fear crimes will go unpunished

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:10am

The image of the teacher's body tied to a tree and riddled with bullets still haunts his son 14 years later. Communist militants allegedly dragged the Nepalese man from the class he was teaching and then killed him for refusing to give part of his salary to fund their bloody rebellion.

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:40pm

Belgian media say an explosion has rocked the nation's criminology institute in the capital Brussels.