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Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:30pm

An Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April had been released and was safe, Australia's foreign minister said Monday.

Australian freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:11pm

Australia's foreign minister says an Australian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan in April has been released and is safe and well.

Australia plan for vote on gay marriage hits stumbling block

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:30pm

The government's plan to hold a popular vote on whether Australia should allow same-sex marriage suffered a setback Monday when a political party announced it would not support the proposed plebiscite.

Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:12pm

The Canadian government is setting up a third-party investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth.

Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:01pm

For years, people in the tiny community had gossiped about why the two men didn't look much like their parents.

Saudis say rocket fired from Yemen kills 2 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:01pm

Saudi officials say a rocket fired from Yemen hit a family's home in Saudi Arabia's southern border region of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other people.

Commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:01pm

Commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord.

Veteran Israeli politician Ben Eliezer dies aged 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:01pm

Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top government posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80.

Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:00pm

Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River.

London-Channel highway reopens day after bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:52am

A highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes has reopened after safety officials removed rubble from a collapsed bridge and ensured that the rest of the structure wouldn't fall down as well.

Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:50am

Uzbekistan's government issued an unusual statement on Sunday announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years.

Iran inaugurates its homegrown National Network of Data

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:50am

Iran's official news agency is reporting the country has inaugurated first phase of its "National Network of Data."

Turkish president vows to 'destroy terrorists'

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:22am

Turkey's president vowed on Sunday to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend's explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast.

Kim Jong Un attends celebration of N. Korea youth league

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:11am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a giant celebration of the country's main youth league on Sunday night, capping the organization's first gathering in more than 23 years.

Challenger predicts victory as Gabon awaits vote results

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:52am

Gabon's most prominent opposition candidate said Sunday that early results show he will win this central African country's presidential election, though official results have not been announced.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram leader has been wounded

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:40am

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday the military wounded the leader of Boko Haram, his country's homegrown Islamic extremist group.

Egypt court releases lawyer who defied president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:40am

An Egyptian rights lawyer who had been held in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was released from jail Sunday on a court order.

Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:20am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world.

Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:10am

Iraq's security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military's recent successes against IS.