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UN envoy: No more 'taboo' issues in Cyprus peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

A U.N. envoy says everything is up for discussion in an intensified phase of ongoing talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus.

The Latest: Sudanese man dies in migrant clash in Calais

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

The Latest on the influx of asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):

Train hits bus in northwestern Germany, 10 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:20am

German police say a train hit a bus on a road crossing, injuring 10 people.

Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:01am

A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday.

Syrian activist group: Syrian rebel fighters cross into IS-held town from Turkey as part of Turkish-backed operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

Syrian activist group: Syrian rebel fighters cross into IS-held town from Turkey as part of Turkish-backed operation.

Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and the country's state-run news agency said Turkish tanks had crossed into Syria as part of the offensive.

Afghan migrant shot dead in Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:30am

Serbia's defense ministry says a 20-year old Afghan migrant crossing illegally from Bulgaria has been shot dead, apparently by hunters.

Report: Turkish tanks enter Syria, aim to free IS-held town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:30am

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of a military operation to free a border town held by the Islamic State group.

Turkish state media says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of operation to free IS-held town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:20am

Turkish state media says Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria as part of operation to free IS-held town.

South Sudan fighting kills at least 275, both sides say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

At least 275 people have died in fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan, officials from both sides say.

State-by-state look at ACT test-takers and composite score

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

A state-by-state look at the percent of high school graduates taking the ACT exam and the average composite score, according to the testing company's annual report released Wednesday.

Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday.

Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:50am

Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.

The ANSA news agency says two bodies have been pulled from the rubble of quake-hit Amatrice in central Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:20pm

The ANSA news agency says two bodies have been pulled from the rubble of quake-hit Amatrice in central Italy.

Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:57pm

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore."

Mayor of quake-hit Italian town of Accumoli says family of four trapped under debris without any signs of life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:30pm

Mayor of quake-hit Italian town of Accumoli says family of four trapped under debris without any signs of life.

Japan, China, S. Korea ministers slam N. Korea missile test

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:01pm

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history.

Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:42pm

A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance.

1 killed, 29 injured as 2 bombs explode in southern Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:41pm

Officials say two bombs have exploded near a hotel in southern Thailand, killing one employee and injuring 29 others.