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Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, gunshots to quell protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:30am

Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the capital, Harare.

UK police arrest member of armed forces under Terrorism Act

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:30am

London's Metropolitan Police say they've arrested a member of Britain's armed forces as part of an investigation into Northern Ireland-related offenses under the Terrorism Act.

Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:30am

Canada's national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab.

German govt OKs new crisis guidelines, rejects criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:21am

Germany's government has approved new guidelines for protecting the population in case of emergencies such as attacks or long-term power outages, and the country's top security official is trying to fend off criticism of its timing.

The Latest: Biden orders Syrian Kurds to pull back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:20am

The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):

Biden says Syrian Kurdish forces will lose US support if they don't retreat to east bank of Euphrates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:11am

Biden says Syrian Kurdish forces will lose US support if they don't retreat to east bank of Euphrates.

Advocacy groups write Oman's sultan over journalists' trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:11am

Two journalism advocacy groups have jointly written to Oman's sultan over the trial of three reporters and the shuttering of their newspaper.

Former West German president Walter Scheel dies at 97

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:10am

Walter Scheel, who helped shape West Germany's policy of reconciliation with the communist bloc as foreign minister and later served as his country's president, has died. He was 97.

Duterte:'It will be bloody' if Philippine territory breached

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:10am

The Philippine president says he will walk the extra mile for peace but warns China "it will be bloody" if the militarily superior Asian neighbor infringes on his country's territory.

The Latest: Greece searches for 60 people on smuggling boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:02am

The Latest on the influx of asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local):

Turkish state media says Syrian opposition forces have reached 'entrance' to IS-held town of Jarablus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

Turkish state media says Syrian opposition forces have reached 'entrance' to IS-held town of Jarablus.

Italy's civil protection agency upgrades provisional death toll from earthquake to 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:00am

Italy's civil protection agency upgrades provisional death toll from earthquake to 73.

Young man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:51am

Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding at least 50 other people.

Nigerian anti-corruption groups beg Kerry: Return loot

Michelle Faul, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:51am

Anti-corruption groups in Nigeria have begged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to help speed the return of billions of dollars looted from the country's treasury by local officials.

France to teach children how to react to school attacks

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

French schools will now hold three security drills a year — including one in which an alleged assailant enters their premises — as the French government ramps up security measures after a string of deadly extremist attacks.

Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50am

Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.

Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:42am

A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday.

Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:41am

Negotiators for Colombia's government and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a historic peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours.

Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:40am

Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday.