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Israeli military: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:00am

Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after he stabbed and wounded a soldier in the West Bank.

Nigerian anti-corruption groups beg Kerry: Return loot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:50am

Anti-corruption groups in Nigeria are begging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to help speed the return of billions of dollars looted from the country's treasury by local officials.

Italy earthquake described as 'Dante's Inferno' kills dozens

Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:43am

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivor

Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:41am

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

China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippines

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:31am

China has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants to forge a stronger anti-drug pact to fight the menace, the Chinese ambassador said, adding it's "utterly wrong" to say all the drug lords are Chinese.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:20am

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.

Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during US VP visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:10am

Turkey's president said Wednesday he planned to demand the extradition of the cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed coup during his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:01am

A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said.

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

Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:00am

After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.

France to teach children how to react to terror attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:50am

France's government has unveiled a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school.

Pro-independence Basque leader*s election candidacy blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:30am

Basque authorities say a prominent regional leader who was jailed for his links with the outlawed armed group ETA can*t stand as candidate in upcoming elections because his sentence bans him from holding office until 2021.

The Latest: Damascus denounces Turkey's incursion into Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:23am

The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):

Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:11am

By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists left residents feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction.

Young man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:01am

Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding dozens of other people.

Officials say a powerful earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00am

Officials say a powerful earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar.

Bangladesh police arrest prime suspect in publisher's murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:41am

Bangladeshi police arrested a leading suspect in last year's killing of a publisher as part of a crackdown on radicals blamed for violent attacks on foreigners, liberals and minorities, an official said Wednesday.

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

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:40am

Everything is up for discussion in an intensified phase of ongoing Cyprus peace talks, including "taboo" issues that rival leaders had previously opted to tackle at a later stage, a U.N. envoy said Wednesday.

Italian Premier Renzi thanks rescue crews and plans to visit quake area Wednesday afternoon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:30am

Italian Premier Renzi thanks rescue crews and plans to visit quake area Wednesday afternoon.

Romania champion of Moldova's EU ambitions, premier says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10am

Romania's prime minister says his country is a champion of Moldova's drive to join the European Union, in remarks before a visit to the ex-Soviet republic.