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Philippines kills 11 Abu Sayyaf militants after beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:31am

Philippine troops killed at least 11 Abu Sayyaf militants, including an influential commander, in an assault on the extremists Friday following their beheading of a captive whose family was too poor to pay ransom, the military said.

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

Somalia police say that security forces have ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

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

The Latest: Italy plans state funeral for some quake dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:30am

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

Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:20am

Iran's foreign minister is rejecting claims from Saudi Arabia that his country supplied the Shiite rebels in Yemen with missiles.

Flood waters stabilize in India, but thousands evacuated

Tsering Topgyal, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:20am

About 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after a lake created by an earlier landslide threatened to collapse and flood their villages, even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north, officials said Friday.

Hungary to build stronger anti-migrant fence, Orban says

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:10am

Hungary will build a new, "more massive" fence on its southern borders to defend against a possible surge in the number of migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday.

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:00am

Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:52am

Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said.

Memories remain, mementoes left behind in family homestead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:41am

Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. But after the earthquake left wide cracks in the exterior walls, those in the latest generation wonder if they'll ever set foot inside again.

American University in Kabul starts repair work after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20am

After a deadly attack this week, the American University of Afghanistan says it has started repair work at its sprawling campus on the edge of Kabul.

Poll: Germans for at least partial ban on face-covering veil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:00am

A poll in Germany suggests that a large majority favors at least a partial ban on the face-covering veils used by some Muslim women.

Kuwaiti government employee arrested over IS online postings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:40am

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says a government employee has been arrested for spreading Islamic State ideology and hacking social media pages of "some friendly and sister countries."

State media: 8 police officers killed in car bomb attack in southeast Turkey; 45 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:30am

State media: 8 police officers killed in car bomb attack in southeast Turkey; 45 wounded.

Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. After he died, she stayed with him through the freezing night.

The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy's quake zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:40pm

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

US Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Amatrice, Italy

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

US Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 strikes near Amatrice, Italy.

Unknown gunmen kill 6 policemen in southwest Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00pm

A police spokesman says unidentified assailants killed at least six tribal police officers and wounded two others in an overnight rocket and gun attack in southwest Pakistan.

Pilot killed in training flight in Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00pm

A Vietnamese pilot has died when his military jet trainer aircraft crashed into a rice field in south-central Vietnam.