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Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

Anne-Marie Garcia and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:31am

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:30am

Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:30am

Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.

Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:11am

Tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns defiantly held a major rally in the capital Saturday to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Court nixes assembly ban in German town hit by violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:31am

Germany's highest court on Saturday overturned a weekend ban on assemblies in an eastern town where anti-foreigner violence a week ago shook the country.

Belgium lays to rest heroine who saved countless GI lives

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:10am

A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the United States, politicians and a military honor guard.

Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01am

A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict

Dany Padire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:51am

At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.

Young migrant found suffocated in boat off Greek island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

Authorities say a 15-year-old migrant has been found suffocated on a yacht that carried 59 others to a Greek island.

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40am

The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.

France: European countries to increase ID and baggage checks on trains after thwarted attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

France: European countries to increase ID and baggage checks on trains after thwarted attack.

Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

President Hassan Rouhani has opposed a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, saying terms of the agreement will turn into legal obligation if it is passed by the house.

Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117

Essam Mohamed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:01am

Rescue workers have recovered 12 more bodies off the Libyan coast, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117, Libyan authorities said on Saturday.

Officials: 7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:50am

The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.

Leaders discuss possible new Ukraine summit, France says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:41am

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia have spoken by phone and are exploring the possibility of a summit with Ukraine's president about the conflict in the country's east.

Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes against IS

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:31am

Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday.

IS detains dozens in Iraqi town after rare street protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:31am

Security officials say Islamic State militants have detained at least 70 people in a remote western Iraqi town following a rare street demonstration protesting the extremist group's execution of a local resident.

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

Nattasuda Anusondisai and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:20am

Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.