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Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:30pm

United Nations diplomats are considering whether to sanction Syria over the use of chemical weapons after inspectors determined that government forces deployed them on at least two occasions in violation of international law.

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10pm

The man who laid out the blueprint for Islamic State attacks against the West is dead.

AP documents 72 mass graves left by IS militants

Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:00pm

Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee returns to Uruguay from Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:54pm

A resettled Guantanamo prisoner who went missing for weeks and later resurfaced in Venezuela has now been deported back to Uruguay, authorities in the South American country said Tuesday.

Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces

Sarah El Deeb and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria.

Cannes burkini ban overturned after top French court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

A French court has overturned a ban on "burkinis" issued in Cannes — the first in a series of bans on the swimwear this summer that set off a heated controversy at home and a wave of outrage abroad.

The Latest: Turkey slams US criticism of Syria action

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):

Tension mounts as Gabon awaits results of presidential vote

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

Security forces fanned out across Gabon's capital and residents stockpiled food on Tuesday as the central African country awaited results of a hotly contested presidential election.

Italy honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstruction

Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.

Italian among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguay

Pedro Servin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:40pm

Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.

Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:21pm

Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria.

Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:43am

The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

They escaped the Islamic insurgency of Boko Haram -- but now, Nigerian children are facing a new threat in refugee camps: starvation.

Report: UK police arrest 6 teens suspected of murdering Pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

British police have arrested six teenagers suspected of murdering a Polish man in a possible hate crime, according to police and local media.

Tensions mount as record numbers crowd French migrant camp

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:24am

Tempers are flaring among migrants squeezed in record numbers into a shrinking slum camp in France's port city of Calais, where they spend hours in line waiting for food and showers.

US, India agree to boost anti-terror cooperation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:21am

The United States and India are agreeing to boost their cooperation in the fight against terrorism -- by expanding the sharing of intelligence about suspected extremists and about terrorist threats.

Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:20am

A man who allegedly used a crossbow in a triple homicide in Toronto last week killed his mother and two brothers, according to police.

UN: Violations of Israel-Lebanon cease-fire could spark war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:10am

The U.N. Security Council is warning that violations of the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."

The Latest: Bishop: Quake rebuilding must not 'loot' Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:50am

The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug. 24 earthquake (all times local):