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UN chief urges pardon for 2 journalists jailed in Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:15pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he hopes Myanmar's government will pardon "as quickly as possible" two Reuters journalists jailed on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting about massacres of Rohingya Muslims.

Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:19pm

Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria.

Catalan separatists mark anniversary of independence push

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:47am

Thousands of Catalan pro-independence activists are protesting in Barcelona to mark the anniversary of demonstrations that fired up the region's secessionist drive and brought Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:14am

Thousands marched Thursday to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft probes targeting dozens of powerful Guatemalans, including one involving Morales.

Turkey frees prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:13am

A Turkish court on Thursday released a prominent lawmaker from the main opposition party who had been sentenced to more than five years in prison for revealing state secrets and espionage.

Germany, France help Western Balkans get rid of illicit arms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:40am

Germany and France have launched a project fighting illicit firearms trafficking in the Western Balkans as part of preparations for those nations to seek European Union membership.

More mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocide

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:00am

Authorities in Rwanda have found new mass graves they say contain 5,400 bodies of genocide victims nearly a quarter-century after the 1994 bloodshed.

Mexican officials say 273 corpses were on wandering truck

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:47am

A wandering refrigerated truck carrying corpses from an overflowing morgue in Mexico actually contained 273 bodies, not 157 as originally stated.

French priest found dead after 'improper' behavior to woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:31am

French prosecutors are investigating the death of a priest believed to have killed himself days after a mother accused him of inappropriate behavior with her daughter.

Report: Benedict XVI hits back at criticism of resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:27am

A German newspaper has quoted a letter allegedly written by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in which he hit back at criticism of his 2013 resignation.

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:11am

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Mexico's president-elect stuck aboard delayed flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:50am

Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the plight of average travelers: being trapped on delayed flights.

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:35am

The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president.

British police solve mystery of the 'Croydon Cat Killer'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:48am

For years, police have sought a killer who was decapitating cats across a south London district.

Denmark quake slightly stronger that initially recorded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:37am

Officials say that the rare earthquake that hit Denmark over the weekend was a tad stronger than first believed.

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Foster Klug and Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:03am

A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump.

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

Renata Brito and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:49am

A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.

Pakistan PM tells Indian counterpart he's ready to talk

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:47am

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, seeking to resolve outstanding disputes between the two nuclear-armed nations, including the issue of the divided region of Kashmir, an official said Thursday.

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:22am

A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid.