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Protests erupt against proposed waste plant in NW Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:59am

Several thousand people have taken to the streets across northwest Russia to protest a controversial plan to build a major waste plant there.

Charity boat with 182 migrants waits to dock in Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:28am

A humanitarian ship with 182 rescued migrants is sailing back and forth Sunday in international waters between Italy and Malta as it awaits permission from some European government to dock.

Egypt: Brother of well-known activist got 15 days in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:44am

An Egyptian rights lawyer says prosecutors have ordered the brother of a U.S.-based well-known Egyptian activist to remain in custody pending an investigation into taking part in activities of an outlawed group and disseminating fake news.

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:28am

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):

UN agency: Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:17am

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency.

Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:24am

Sudan's newly appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into June's deadly crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country's pro-democracy uprising.

Jailed Tunisia magnate optimistic about winning presidency

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:52am

Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui said he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied.

Israeli president begins talks to form new government

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:02am

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task.

From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile city

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:18am

After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. She also found a hostile city reluctant to take her back.

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:12am

Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal.

Bus crash kills 25 in northwest Pakistan, after brakes fail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:38pm

A bus crash on a mountainous road in northwest Pakistan Sunday killed 25 passengers and injured 20 others, police said.

Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:31pm

A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:40pm

A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is confounding Democrats on how best to deal with a Republican president who so brazenly ignores presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of Trump. But even as calls for impeachment amplified, there were no signs that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would move quickly to try to impeach the president.

Nobel laureate starts fund for survivors of sexual violence

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:59pm

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning surgeon whose hospital in war-torn Congo has treated over 50,000 victims of sexual violence has launched a fund with the goal of providing reparations for survivors of conflicts around the world.

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Joshua Goodman and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:04pm

Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor.

Armani explores connection with nature in ethereal looks

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:49pm

Milan designers are presenting fashion as essential. That no longer refers to must-haves, but to a distillation of ideas, discarding excess in collections and by example in wardrobes, to discourage waste.

Polish authorities mull evacuation after WWII bomb found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:28pm

Authorities in northwest Poland are mulling the evacuation of some 42,000 people after a giant British World War II seismic bomb was found buried in the waterway leading to the port of Szczecin.

UN welcomes Houthi move to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:17am

The U.N. envoy for Yemen says the Houthi rebels' initiative to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia "could send a powerful message of the will to end the war" in Yemen.

Climate activists step up protests in Britain and France

Claire Parker and Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:57am

Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday to get their governments to confront climate change with greater urgency, part of a week of global climate actions.