Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 8:21am
Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people.
Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 7:50am
Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating a long-besieged Damascus suburb Friday as part of an agreement reached with the government following four years of grueling airstrikes and siege that left the suburb in ruins.
Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 7:00am
Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.
Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 6:40am
The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a truce.
Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 6:00am
Zimbabwe police battled anti-government protesters Friday with batons, tear gas and water cannons, despite a court order that police should not to interfere with the demonstration in the capital Friday.