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Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on IS

Suzan Fraser and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:20pm

Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian rebels retake a border town from Islamic State militants.

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:20pm

Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said.

Israel clears forces in several deadly 2014 Gaza war cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:11pm

Israel's military has cleared its forces of wrongdoing in three deadly incidents of the 2014 Gaza war— including an airstrike that killed 15 members of a single family.

Italian firefighter chief: 8-year-old girl is pulled out alive from earthquake rubble

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:41pm

Italian firefighter chief: 8-year-old girl is pulled out alive from earthquake rubble.

UN chief: Review potential information on Hammarskjold death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:41pm

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.

Merkel urges Britain to file EU exit request soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:30pm

Germany's leader has urged Britain to file a formal request to leave the European Union soon, even though the member states are prepared to give the U.K. time to decide its future ties with the bloc.

The Latest: Erdogan says Syrian rebels take back border town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:30pm

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

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:11pm

Vice President Joe Biden is urging Turkey to be patient with the U.S. legal system.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Esther Htusan and Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:03pm

A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:01pm

Turkey's Erdogan says Syrian rebels have 'taken back' border town from the Islamic State group.

Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:01pm

The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.

Dutch police arrest man seen with ski mask on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:51am

Dutch police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of "preparing a terror crime" after he was spotted driving through the southern city of Eindhoven last week wearing a ski mask.

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says death toll from quake rises to 120

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:21am

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says death toll from quake rises to 120.

Court charges man who named dog after Nigerian president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:20am

A man who wrote the name of Nigeria's president on his dog and paraded the pet in an area where the leader is popular has been charged with breaking the peace.

Security Council calls emergency meeting on North Korea test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:10am

The U.N. Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting on the latest North Korean missile launch at the request of the United States and Japan.

Finland arrests Iraqi suspected of killings in 2014 in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:00am

Police in Finland have arrested a 24-year-old Iraqi man on suspicion of murder and war crimes related to the massacre of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers by the Islamic State group in 2014.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, gunshots to quell protests

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:40am

Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare.

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

Paolo Santalucia, Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:13am

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:01am

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup.