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Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:50am

Hungarian authorities are stopping all trains from leaving Budapest's main train terminal in an effort to prevent migrants from using it to leave for Austria and Germany.

In Ukraine, 141 still hospitalized after violent protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:30am

Ukrainian police say 141 people remain hospitalized after a nationalist protest in Kiev turned violent, with 10 of the injured in serious condition.

UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"

Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:01pm

A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants.

Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination

Libardo Cardona, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:51pm

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.

Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.

Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:01am

A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.

Afghan president calls for 'holy war' against corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:00am

Afghanistan's president has called for a "holy war" against corruption, one of the major problems facing his war-torn country as he tries to improve its economy and create jobs.

Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India

Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:40am

Rioters went on a rampage in the northeast Indian state of Manipur overnight, setting fire to the homes of seven lawmakers to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, police said Tuesday.

Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:40am

A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a vehicle carrying an area commander of the tribal police in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 52, authorities said.

Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:10am

Turkey's state-run news agency says police are searching the premises of a business and media group known to be close to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it.

Singapore's ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:00am

Singapore's political parties officially started campaigning Tuesday for general elections in which, for the first time in the island-nation's history, the ruling People's Action Party faces contests in all available seats.

Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:11am

An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes.

Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy

Papitchaya Boonngok, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:21pm

An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.

Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:41pm

The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.

Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested

Mucahit Ceylan and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "aiding a terrorist organization" and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges "baseless and alarmingly false."

Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

Efrem Lukatsky and Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:02pm

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Iran's Parliament speaker says he supports nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:52pm

Iran's Parliament speaker said Monday that he supports the historic nuclear deal with world powers aimed at reining in Tehran's efforts to build a bomb.

US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:40pm

An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the U.S. to face trial, officials said Monday.