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13 killed in crash of bus carrying Chinese tourists in Laos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:08pm

Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people were killed.

Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people were killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:59pm

Chinese state media say a bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed in Laos and at least 13 people were killed.

US Southern Command head focused on 'day after' in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:11pm

The head of U.S. Southern Command says military officials are focusing on preparing for "the day after" once "isolated" Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro leaves power.

Salvadoran suspected of having abortion acquitted at retrial

Marcos AlemÁn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:30pm

A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide was acquitted by a judge at a retrial Monday in a case that attracted international attention to El Salvador's strict abortion laws.

The Latest: Migrant charity official: Boat won't break law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:54pm

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The Latest: Trump speaks with leader of Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:19pm

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Putin says Russian nuclear explosion poses no threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:34am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no threat from a deadly explosion at a secretive naval weapons testing range that has prompted international concern about radiation leaks.

Saudi Arabia reports soldier killed near border with Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32am

Saudi Arabia says a soldier was killed near the country's southern border with Yemen, where the kingdom has been at war against Houthi rebels for four and a half years.

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:08am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved.

Zapatista rebels extend control over areas in south Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07am

Mexico's Zapatista indigenous rebel group announced that it is extending its control over so-called "autonomous" zones to 11 more areas in the southern state of Chiapas.

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

Manuel Rueda and Lujan Agusti, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:59am

A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times.

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:51am

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests.

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference in protests

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:46am

Russia's lower house of parliament on Monday set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city council election, while President Vladimir Putin defended the harsh police crackdown on some of the demonstrations.

Egypt court hands out 6 death sentences on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:46am

An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death on terror charges for carrying out attacks that killed at least three people, including a policeman, on the outskirts of the capital.

Pakistani PM keeps powerful army chief in place 3 more years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:22am

Pakistan's prime minister is keeping his powerful army chief in place for another three years, amid heightened tensions with India over Kashmir as well as the end of U.S.-Talban peace talks for neighboring Afghanistan.

German minister discusses Mideast conflict on Jordan visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:16am

Germany's defense minister has reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a visit to neighboring Jordan.

Afghanistan mourns, vows to crush militants after attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:42am

As Afghanistan mourned the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding , a brother of the groom spoke through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country and the crushing guilt he felt at having to face his neighbors, many of whom lost relatives in the weekend blast.

Body of French hiker in Italy found after 9 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:30am

Italian mountain rescue squads have recovered the body of a French hiker who had fallen into a ravine and called for help 10 days earlier.

4 German children born to IS to return home from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:37am

Four German children fathered by Islamic State militants, including an ill toddler, were handed over to Germany on Monday by Syria's Kurdish-led administration, a Kurdish official and Germany's foreign minister said.