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Indian officials lift curfew from most of Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20am

Authorities have 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 Himalayan region.

Suspended Turkish teachers caught up in post-coup crackdown

Elena Becatoros and Berza Simsek, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10am

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.

3 Canadians charged in Sydney in $23 million cocaine case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:00am

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.

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.

Kerry arrives for Bangladesh talks amid terrorism concerns

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:43pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's is in Bangladesh amid increasing concerns about terrorism in the South Asian nation.

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

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

Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:30pm

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

Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:11pm

Australia's foreign minister says an Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been released and is safe and well.

Australia plan for vote on gay marriage hits stumbling block

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:30pm

The government's plan to hold a popular vote on whether Australia should allow same-sex marriage suffered a setback Monday when a political party announced it would not support the proposed plebiscite.

FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:30pm

The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:12pm

The Canadian government is setting up a third-party investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth.

Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:01pm

For years, people in the tiny community had gossiped about why the two men didn't look much like their parents.

Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:01pm

Saudi officials say a rocket fired from Yemen hit a family's home in Saudi Arabia's southern border region of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other people.

Commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:01pm

Commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord.

Veteran Israeli politician Ben Eliezer dies aged 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top government posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80.

Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:00pm

Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River.