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Biden says Syrian Kurdish forces will lose US support if they don't retreat to east bank of Euphrates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:11am

Biden says Syrian Kurdish forces will lose US support if they don't retreat to east bank of Euphrates.

Advocacy groups write Oman's sultan over journalists' trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:11am

Two journalism advocacy groups have jointly written to Oman's sultan over the trial of three reporters and the shuttering of their newspaper.

Duterte:'It will be bloody' if Philippine territory breached

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:10am

The Philippine president says he will walk the extra mile for peace but warns China "it will be bloody" if the militarily superior Asian neighbor infringes on his country's territory.

The Latest: Greece searches for 60 people on smuggling boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:02am

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

Turkish state media says Syrian opposition forces have reached 'entrance' to IS-held town of Jarablus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

Turkish state media says Syrian opposition forces have reached 'entrance' to IS-held town of Jarablus.

Italy's civil protection agency upgrades provisional death toll from earthquake to 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

Italy's civil protection agency upgrades provisional death toll from earthquake to 73.

Young man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:51am

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 at least 50 other people.

Nigerian anti-corruption groups beg Kerry: Return loot

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:51am

Anti-corruption groups in Nigeria have begged 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.

France to teach children how to react to school attacks

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

French schools will now hold three security drills a year — including one in which an alleged assailant enters their premises — as the French government ramps up security measures after a string of deadly extremist attacks.

Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

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

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:42am

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.

Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:41am

Negotiators for Colombia's government and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a historic peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours.

Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40am

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.

Saudi police thwart attack by Pakistani against mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:30am

Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted a terrorist attack by a Pakistani resident who was planning to bomb a mosque during sunset prayers in the predominantly Shiite eastern governorate of Qatif.

Utah man describes 'nightmare' conditions in Venezuela jail

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:21am

A Utah man being held in Venezuela on weapons charges described living a "horrible nightmare" of police harassment and recurrent illnesses in his first communication from jail.

Gas explosion in residential building in Iran kills 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:20am

Iran's official IRNA news agency says a gas explosion in a residential building has killed six people and wounded 11.

Former West German President Walter Scheel has died at age 97, his party says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:20am

Former West German President Walter Scheel has died at age 97, his party says.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:20am

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.

China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippines

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:20am

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.