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Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:40pm

Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."

Lebanon parliament chief promises talks on political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:22am

Lebanon's parliament speaker on Sunday promised high-level talks to try to find a way out of long-running political gridlock that sparked large anti-government protests, including this weekend.

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:01am

Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for Sept. 14.

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:30am

Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:02am

A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday.

Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

Haruna Umar and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:01pm

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaign

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:31pm

People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes, state media reported Monday.

Opinion polls predict tight race, fractured Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:51pm

Several opinion polls released over the weekend, 3 weeks ahead of Greece's snap election, show a tight race and no overall majority in a Parliament even more fractured than the previous one.

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:41pm

Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said.

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:41pm

A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian youths and women at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.

Palmyra resident: IS severely damages Bel Temple in huge blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:31pm

Palmyra resident: IS severely damages Bel Temple in huge blast.

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:30pm

Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of the country's Shiite rebels.

Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:20pm

Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash.

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:20pm

Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent.

Bull gores 66-year-old man to death during Spanish festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:51pm

A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honor its patron saint.

US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit

Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:12pm

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Egypt announces two-stage parliamentary elections for October, November

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

Egypt announces two-stage parliamentary elections for October, November.

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death

Clarence Roy-MacAulay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:40am

Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

Plane crashes at Austrian air show, fatally injuring pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:31am

A small plane crashed at an air show in southern Austria on Sunday, fatally injuring the pilot, authorities said.