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Diplomats disagree over Syria chemical sanctions

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:11pm

The U.N. Security Council failed to agree Tuesday on whether Syria merited sanctions over the use of chemical weapons, with Russia questioning the evidence from an independent commission that found government forces were behind at least two such attacks.

Mexico issues transit visas to surge of African migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:01pm

Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week.

UN: Violations of Israel-Lebanon cease-fire could spark war

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:32pm

The U.N. Security Council warned Tuesday that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."

AP documents 72 mass graves left by IS militants

Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:32pm

Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.

3 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:32pm

Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption in the ranks of Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or are facing corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office.

Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:22pm

A man who allegedly used a crossbow in a triple homicide in Toronto last week killed his mother and two brothers, according to police.

The Latest: Ouster vote for Brazil leader set for Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:01pm

The Latest on Senate proceedings in the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):

The Latest: Romania to hold day of mourning for quake dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug. 24 earthquake (all times local):

Tension mounts as Gabon awaits results of presidential vote

Yves Laurent Goma, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:51pm

Security forces fanned out across Gabon's capital and residents stockpiled food on Tuesday as the central African country awaited results of a hotly contested presidential election.

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10pm

The man who laid out the blueprint for Islamic State attacks against the West is dead.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee returns to Uruguay from Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:54pm

A resettled Guantanamo prisoner who went missing for weeks and later resurfaced in Venezuela has now been deported back to Uruguay, authorities in the South American country said Tuesday.

Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces

Sarah El Deeb and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria.

Cannes burkini ban overturned after top French court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

A French court has overturned a ban on "burkinis" issued in Cannes — the first in a series of bans on the swimwear this summer that set off a heated controversy at home and a wave of outrage abroad.

The Latest: Turkey slams US criticism of Syria action

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):

Italy honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstruction

Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.

Italian among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguay

Pedro Servin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:40pm

Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.

Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:21pm

Islamic State group says its spokesman has been killed in Syria.

Israeli ex-spy chief says Palestinian state crucial to peace

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:43am

The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.

As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

They escaped the Islamic insurgency of Boko Haram -- but now, Nigerian children are facing a new threat in refugee camps: starvation.