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Russia downplays conflict with US over Syria weapons report

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:53pm

Russia's U.N. ambassador said Thursday there doesn't have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical attacks in the conflict-torn country.

UN rights chief seeks international probe of Yemen violence

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:52pm

The U.N. human rights chief on Thursday called for an international investigation of rights abuses and violence in Yemen's civil war which has killed thousands of people, insisting that a domestic panel set up to look into violations has not been up to the task.


Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; Toll rises to 250

Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over its repeated failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from seismic catastrophes.

A look at what's next in the Colombian peace process

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

Colombia's government and the country's biggest leftist rebel group have reached a peace deal that puts the South American nation on the threshold of ending a five-decade war. Here's what lies ahead and some of the remaining hurdles:

The Latest: UN seeks improvements in Greek refugee camps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

Ashes of Polish Battle of Britain ace return home for burial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:32pm

The ashes of Polish fighter ace Capt. Kazimierz Sporny, who is credited with downing at least five enemy planes in the World War II Battle of Britain, were brought from London to Poland and buried with military honors on Thursday.

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria conflicts

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi King Salman in the Red Sea city of Jiddah on Thursday ahead of wider talks mostly focusing on Yemen's 18-month-long war and the conflict in Syria.

50,000 flee South Sudan's instability for Darfur, UN says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

The U.N. humanitarian office says more than 50,000 South Sudanese have fled into the troubled Darfur region in neighboring Sudan this year.

Kidnapped Egyptian policeman shot dead in Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

A police driver kidnapped earlier this week was publicly shot dead on Thursday by suspected militants from the local Islamic State affiliate in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.

Rebels, residents to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

After four years of grueling bombardment and crippling siege, the remaining residents and rebels of a Damascus suburb agreed to surrender and evacuate under the terms of an agreement reached Thursday, Syrian government and opposition activists said.

Colombia's president declares ceasefire against rebel movement starting next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

Colombia's president declares ceasefire against rebel movement starting next week.

The Latest: Colombian president declares cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

The Latest on Colombia's peace deal (all times local):

Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" arrived in South Africa for a new home Thursday, after living in a small cage in Gaza alongside another tiger's stuffed corpse.

Iraqi defense minister gets no-confidence vote

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:21am

Iraq's minister of defense received a no-confidence vote from parliament Thursday just as Iraqi forces retook a key northern town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

The Latest: Cease-fire agreement reached in Damascus suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:21am

The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war, following Turkish ground forces' incursion (all times local):

Car bomb explodes near Turkish embassy in Somalia's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:20am

A Somali police officer says a car bomber has prematurely detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the new Turkish embassy compound in the capital, Mogadishu.

Nuns, priest and past quake survivor escape death in Italy

Frances D'Emilio and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

Among the survivors of Wednesday's devastating earthquake in central Italy were nuns, a priest and survivors of previous quakes. Some saw their houses collapse into debris and dust, while the homes of others are still standing but deemed unsafe.

At least 13 dead in attack on American University outside Kabul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:55am

At least 13 people are dead after an hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan.

Burundi: 8 WhatsApp group members detained for defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:40am

Burundi police say they have detained eight people accused of being members of a WhatsApp group for defaming the government and insulting public institutions.