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Philippine court hears petitions vs hero's burial for Marcos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:30pm

Human rights victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos' regime have filed a last-ditch legal challenge to prevent his burial at the Heroes' Cemetery.

Fatal shooting suspect in armed standoff in western Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:11pm

A suspect in a rare fatal shooting in Japan was holed up at an apartment in an armed standoff Wednesday after he fired at a police car and escaped.

South Korea says top North Korean official executed

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21pm

North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said Wednesday.

Ex-wartime sex slaves sue South Korea over deal with Japan

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21pm

Twelve South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II have sued the Seoul government over a deal it reached with Tokyo to pay the victims, saying it doesn't go far enough to establish Japan's responsibility.

At least 9 dead as typhoon hits northern Japan

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:12pm

At least nine elderly people were killed when their nursing home was flooded in northern Japan after Typhoon Lionrock dumped heavy rains on the area.

3 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11pm

Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption among Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or already face corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office.

Myanmar holds historic peace talks with ethnic groups

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:51pm

Hundreds of representatives of Myanmar's ethnic tribes gathered Wednesday in the country's capital for historic peace talks with the government aimed at ending decades of separatist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives.

South Korea says top North Korean official executed

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:21pm

North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said Wednesday.

NHK says 9 bodies found at a nursing home flooded by heavy rain left by powerful storm in northern Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:31pm

NHK says 9 bodies found at a nursing home flooded by heavy rain left by powerful storm in northern Japan.

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:11pm

The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.

Diplomats disagree over Syria chemical sanctions

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:11pm

The U.N. Security Council failed to agree Tuesday on whether Syria merited sanctions over the use of chemical weapons, with Russia questioning the evidence from an independent commission that found government forces were behind at least two such attacks.

Mexico issues transit visas to surge of African migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:01pm

Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week.

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

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:32pm

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

AP documents 72 mass graves left by IS militants

Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:32pm

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.

3 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:32pm

Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption in the ranks of Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or are facing corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office.

Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:22pm

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

The Latest: Ouster vote for Brazil leader set for Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:01pm

The Latest on Senate proceedings in the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

The Latest: Romania to hold day of mourning for quake dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

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

Tension mounts as Gabon awaits results of presidential vote

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

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.