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Croatian president opens formal talks to form government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

Croatia's president has launched formal consultations with political parties in a step toward forming a new government after a snap election earlier this month.

The Latest: Study: Syria displacement fueled by shelling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

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Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's eastern rebel-held Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said.

The Latest: Italy calls Israel's Peres a 'symbol of peace'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Bangladesh withdraws from regional summit in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:40am

Bangladesh announced Wednesday that it will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations in Pakistan in November, following the withdrawal of India, the largest member of the regional bloc, a day earlier.

Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:40am

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries.

Swiss military helicopter crashes in Alps, 2 pilots killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31am

A Swiss Super Puma helicopter crashed Wednesday in the Alps, killing the two pilots and injuring a flight assistant, the head of Switzerland's air force said.

The Latest: Albanian police find 27 migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:30am

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India's top court allows Italian marine to stay in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:20am

India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Italian marine can stay in Italy while arbitration continues over the 2012 shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen in which he and another marine were implicated.

Australian state loses power as strong storm lashes region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:10am

An entire Australian state lost power as a strong storm lashed the region Wednesday, causing traffic chaos, stranding people in elevators and prompting police to warn residents to stay inside.

Egypt sentences 40 suspected IS members to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:10am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 40 people to life in prison over alleged ties to the Islamic State group and for helping recruit youth to join the extremists in Syria and Iraq.

Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:41am

Pakistan's defense minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence.

Polish official: Cabinet changes expected Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:30am

The Polish government spokesman says the prime minister will announce changes in her Cabinet following its weekly session on Wednesday.

Amnesty's Thailand torture allegations spark arrest threat

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:21am

Thai authorities threatened to arrest Amnesty International speakers who were set to hold a news conference Wednesday to release a report detailing allegations of torture at the hands of the military and police, causing the rights group to cancel the event.

Romania: party leader resigns amid corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:11am

A leader of a major Romanian political party has resigned after anti-corruption prosecutors charged him with influence-peddling.

Dutch probe: Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:00am

Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

Prosecutor says multiple Nice attacks stopped since July 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:50am

The Nice prosecutor says multiple attacks in the southern French city have been thwarted since July 14, when a man rammed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86.

Dutch-led investigators say evidence shows Malaysian jet was shot down by Buk missile moved into Ukraine from Russia.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:30am

Dutch-led investigators say evidence shows Malaysian jet was shot down by Buk missile moved into Ukraine from Russia.

Ex-PM fuels Socialist party feud over political impasse

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:30am

Former Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez said Wednesday he feels "cheated" by current Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez for failing to end Spain's nine-month political deadlock.