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Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

Sonia Perez D. and Alberto Arce, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:03pm

Guatemala's Congress on Thursday unanimously accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid a fraud probe that has shaken the country's political establishment just days ahead of national elections. Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, who only recently took office after his predecessor resigned in the same kickback scandal, was sworn in as the country's new leader.

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370

Greg Keller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:56pm

French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.

Nurse who cared for mother dying of Ebola adopts baby

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:53am

The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child's father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying.

Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:31pm

An official in Nigeria says the new president's wealth declaration shows that he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle" compared to his predecessors and other senior government officials, with $150,000 in his personal account.

Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:02pm

Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.

Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:52pm

Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.

Party in Libya talks optimistic for deal, if conditions met

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:52pm

In signs of a possible breakthrough, newly appointed envoys from Libya's Islamist-backed government in Tripoli say they are optimistic about a possible deal toward creating a unity government — on condition that a draft accord is modified first.

Turkey renews permit for military operations in Syria, Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:41pm

Turkey's parliament has voted to renew by another year a mandate allowing the military to conduct operations in Syria and Iraq.

Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'

Suzan Fraser and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 1:11pm

He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II.

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:52pm

Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country's trash crisis.

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:42pm

Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.

Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon

Ibrahim Abdulaziz and Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:31pm

At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said.

Guatemala congress accepts resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid fraud scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:21pm

Guatemala congress accepts resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid fraud scandal.

UN to vote on lifting some secrecy around choosing top job

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:12pm

The selection of the U.N. secretary-general has been largely secretive for 70 years. A vote in the General Assembly next week could begin to change that.

American students attacked with firebomb in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:01pm

Israeli authorities say five American students escaped serious harm after their car was firebombed in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.

Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 11:13am

The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.

Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired

Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:22am

More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday.

Boat overturns on Mali lake, killing at least 18 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 10:02am

Authorities say at least 18 people are dead in central Mali after a boat overturned on a lake there during heavy winds.

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:41am

The flag-draped coffins of Ugandan soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia were offloaded from a cargo plane in Uganda on Thursday as troops stood at attention. A military official said 12 Ugandan soldiers had been killed.