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Kerry says 'clarity' achieved with Russia on most steps to renew Syria truce; narrow issues still to be resolved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:41pm

Kerry says 'clarity' achieved with Russia on most steps to renew Syria truce; narrow issues still to be resolved.

The Latest: Death toll rises to 281 in Italian earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

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.

UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:51pm

The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:40pm

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a truce.

Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

Jeremy Hainsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

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.

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:23pm

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday.

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:11pm

A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit as a suspect in a string of bank robberies and due to be married in three weeks was charged Friday in a bloody crossbow attack that left three people dead in a middle-class Toronto suburb.

The Latest: UN and Red Cross head to suburb being evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:11pm

The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

Warsaw officials fired over property restitution questions

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:04pm

Warsaw's mayor said Friday she was firing three officials for what she described as lax oversight over town hall decisions to return property seized by the communists to private owners.

Canada restores its traditional UN peacekeeping role

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:51pm

The Canadian government said Friday it will restore the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world.

Member of biker gang shot dead in German capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:20pm

Berlin police say a member of a biker gang has been shot dead in the German capital.

Charges recommended for Brazil ex-president Silva in probe

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:50am

Brazil's federal police have recommended charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife in connection with the sprawling corruption probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

This photo of a couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:28am

A photo posted online showing an elderly couple holding hands and crying has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:13am

Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:50am

Kurdish-led forces in Syria said they have come under artillery shelling in northern Aleppo Friday from the Turkish military for the second straight day, as Ankara continued its campaign to push the group back from its border areas.

Germany: DNA test could help solve mystery of missing count

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:43am

The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish count reputed to have had an affair with the wife of George Ludwig of Hannover, later King George I of Great Britain, may soon be solved.

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:42am

Zimbabwe police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital Friday, despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted.

Former Canadian prime minister Harper leaves politics

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:21am

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament.