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More Rohingya families say they will not return to Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:58am

A Bangladeshi refugee official says the heads of some 200 Rohingya families interviewed by officials from the U.N. refugee agency and the government have told them they will not go back to Myanmar unless their demands for citizenship and safety are ensured.

The Latest: EU stands ready to supervise migrant relocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:16am

The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local):

Polish judges want lawmakers to probe hate campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:07am

Poland's judges are calling on lawmakers to investigate an online hate campaign against some of them that was apparently encouraged by a deputy justice minister who has resigned over the allegations.

Syrian activists: Airstrikes hit hospital in rebel village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:06am

Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes have hit a hospital in a rebel-held northwestern village, knocking it out of service. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Iraq probe: Drone strike caused explosion at Baghdad base

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:55am

A drone strike caused a massive explosion last week at a munitions depot run by an Iranian-backed militia near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, according to an Iraqi government report obtained Wednesday.

Greece says it won't assist Iranian tanker sought by US

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:48am

Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding an Iranian supertanker sought by the U.S. but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea, believed heading for a Greek port.

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag, saying it amounts to hate speech, racial discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:07am

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag, saying it amounts to hate speech, racial discrimination.

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:59am

Sudan's top general has been sworn in as the leader of a joint military-civilian body, which is to run the country for a little over three years until elections can be held.

A quarter of people living in Germany have foreign roots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:47am

A quarter of all people living in Germany have a migrant background — the highest figure yet recorded in the country of 83 million.

Rebels claim downing US drone over Yemen

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:38am

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year.

Iran's president sends bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of nation's sanctions-battered currency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:37am

Iran's president sends bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of nation's sanctions-battered currency.

Spain: Island wildfire eases, lets evacuees return home

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:18am

Authorities in the Canary Islands say cooler temperatures and weaker winds are helping firefighters to progress in bringing Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year under control, permitting just under half of the more than 10,000 people evacuated to return home.

German authorities find 46 guns linked to politician's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:36am

German authorities say they have found 46 guns in the possession of three men suspected in the killing of a regional official from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party.

China says British Hong Kong consulate staffer given 15 days of administrative detention in Chinese city of Shenzhen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:08am

China says British Hong Kong consulate staffer given 15 days of administrative detention in Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Afghan official: Wedding attack's death toll rises to 80

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:04am

The death toll in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding claimed by the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has risen to 80, an official said Wednesday, as a U.S. envoy was set to resume talks with the Taliban on ending America's longest war.

Turkey extends deadline for unregistered Syrians in Istanbul

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:59am

A top Turkish official says Turkey has extended by two months a deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the city.

Merkel hosts UK PM Johnson in Berlin as Brexit drama grows

Danica Kirka and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:47am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson begins his high-stakes European tour Wednesday by traveling to Germany for meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel as he seeks to persuade the European Union to reopen talks on Brexit.

Danish royal palace 'surprised' by Trump canceling trip

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:15am

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as "absurd" took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Over 1,900 Berlin police conduct human trafficking raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:03am

More than 1,900 police officers are searching premises in the German capital in connection with a human trafficking investigation.