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Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:20pm

Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict.

Turkey extradites 5 Macedonians planning to join IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:10pm

Macedonian police say Turkey has extradited five Macedonians arrested in Istanbul in an operation to crack down on recruitment for the Islamic State group.

Lawyers: 3 former Salvadoran military officers released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:00pm

Three former Salvadoran military officers who Spanish courts wanted to put on trial for their alleged roles in the killing of six Jesuit priests were freed from prison late Friday after the Supreme Court denied their extradition, their lawyers said.

Spanish police arrest 57 in illegal Chinese immigration ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:00pm

Spanish police say they have arrested 57 people and dismantled an illegal immigration ring giving Chinese citizens Spanish residency permits through fake job contracts as domestic staff.

Venezuelan police jail prominent activist in pre-dawn raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:50am

A prominent opposition leader has been jailed again after being picked up by intelligence agents before dawn at the Caracas home where he was held under house arrest on civil rebellion charges.

8 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in north Paraguay

Pedro Servin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:50am

Eight soldiers were killed in an attack in Paraguay's north by suspected members of a little-known rebels group, authorities said Saturday, just days after Colombian officials and guerrillas reached a peace deal to end the longest running insurgency in Latin America.

The Latest: Death toll in Italian earthquake rises to 291

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:30am

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The Latest: Damascus suburb evacuation finished

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:32am

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The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake

Vanessa Gera and Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:21am

In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a young girl to survive.

Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:11am

President Robert Mugabe warned against an Arab Spring type of revolution, as Zimbabwe police said they arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, Harare.

Traffic chaos as truck hits, collapses bridge on UK highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:50am

Witnesses and British emergency services say a truck has struck an overpass and collapsed a pedestrian bridge onto one of England's busiest highways, injuring one person.

South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:32am

When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:50am

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes.

Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:50am

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:40am

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.

4 soldiers wounded in attack in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:50am

Turkey's state-run news agency says four soldiers have been wounded in the country's southeast after an attack by Kurdish militants.

Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:50am

Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said Saturday that they have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region.

Far-right anti-Islam activists protest atop Berlin monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:30am

Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Protests, tear gas at Moldova independence day parade

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:21am

Moldovan police on Saturday fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic's independence day.