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Ex-civil service chief: British exit from EU not inevitable

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:10am

A former top civil servant says a British exit from the European Union is not inevitable, although voters backed that course in a June referendum.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:50am

Fire sweeps through warehouse in Russia's capital, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:50am

Russia's emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.

North Korea threatens to fire at US, South Korean troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:50am

North Korea has threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

The Latest: Italian quake death toll rises to 290

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:40am

The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):

China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:10am

Investigators in eastern China say they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia.

Taliban seize district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:10am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have overrun a district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:50am

Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:02am

On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."

Despite progress, US-Russia fall short on truce for Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:53am

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has killed hundreds of thousands.

CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month's Dhaka cafe attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:01am

CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month's Dhaka cafe attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show police now say 3 instead of 4 suspects were killed.)

'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:30pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:30pm

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.

N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:12pm

North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test.

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:30pm

A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.

US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40pm

The United States and Russia said Friday they had resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has killed hundreds of thousands.

Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:11pm

A photograph of a crying elderly Canadian couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together, has received international attention.

UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:53pm

The U.N. Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterated its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:20pm

Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial campaign that has left the area in ruins.