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UN expert: No peace in Myanmar if no military prosecutions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:30pm

A member of the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar warned Friday that there will be no long-term peace in the country and no return of Rohingya refugees unless there is accountability for the "brutality" of Myanmar's military forces.

US Homeland Security chief tours Panama jungle migrant camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:19pm

The acting U.S. Homeland Security secretary has visited a camp with hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous jungle border crossing from Colombia to Panama.

Biopsy confirms that Uruguay's president has lung cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:04pm

A biopsy has confirmed that Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has lung cancer, the presidency said in a statement on Friday.

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:12am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. And he will be at pains to ensure it won't be his last.

Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early election

Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:50am

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls amid a protracted power struggle.

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to Uganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:35am

Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday in Angolan capital. The leaders agreed to resume "as soon as possible" the cross-border activities including the movement of persons and goods.

Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:34am

Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region.

International warrant for Kosovo ethnic Serb minority leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:38am

Kosovo's justice minister says an international arrest warrant has been issued for a leading ethnic Serb minority leader suspected of involvement in the killing of a moderate Serb politician a year ago.

Amnesty: Egypt should vestigate death of inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:07am

Rights group Amnesty International is urging Egyptian authorities to carry out an impartial investigation into the death of an inmate at Egypt's most notorious prison amid torture allegations.

Turkey vows to tackle violence after woman's brutal killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:39am

Turkey's ruling party has vowed to tackle violence against women and children after the brutal killing of a woman in front of her 10-year-old daughter appalled the country.

Handwritten notes highlight British Queen Victoria's grief

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:54am

British royal documents including Queen Victoria's heart-wrenching, handwritten account of her husband Prince Albert's death have been put online, offering a firsthand account of her overwhelming grief.

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed nearly 2,000 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:46am

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a "stark" milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the year-long epidemic.

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:46am

France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, broadening the search to uncover potential victims and accomplices of the financier two weeks after he killed himself.

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:39am

Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village.

Prosecutor says France opening preliminary investigation of rape of minors, other charges linked to Epstein case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:35am

Prosecutor says France opening preliminary investigation of rape of minors, other charges linked to Epstein case.

Al-Qaida claims Pakistan detained wife of its chief Zawahiri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:20am

Al-Qaida has accused Pakistani security forces of detaining the wife of its chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and two other families of the insurgent group's "martyrs" for nearly a year.

Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods

Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:12am

President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs.

Zimbabwe comedian is latest in torture of government critics

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:04am

A wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men.

As Malta disembarks migrants more charity-govt clashes loom

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:03am

Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa.