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Boat sinks on Nile in Sudan, killing 22

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:48am

Sudan's state news agency says a boat sank while crossing the Nile River, killing at least 21 students and a woman.

Germany deports 46 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:47am

German authorities say they have deported 46 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected to their homeland.

Man charged over mail bomb, threats to Swedish gov't members

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:39am

A 42-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and over threatening letters he sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members, Swedish authorities said Wednesday.

Chief of Kabul ambulance services: Death toll from suicide blast in Shiite area of the Afghan capital rises to 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:36am

Chief of Kabul ambulance services: Death toll from suicide blast in Shiite area of the Afghan capital rises to 15.

Afghan officials: Taliban attack in north kills 30 troops

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:33am

A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen, officials said, as life gradually returned to normal on Wednesday in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive, days-long insurgent attack, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods.

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:13am

Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families.

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:11am

Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen.

The Latest: Official: Genoa bridge company put profits first

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:03am

The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):

Israel denies US author's account of interrogation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:35am

Israel's domestic security agency denies threatening a prominent American author and questioning him about his politics during a recent visit.

British police: crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:34am

British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed a car into cyclists and pedestrians, injuring three.

Pakistan parliament elects Khan ally as speaker

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:23am

Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected an ally of Imran Khan to be its next speaker on Wednesday, paving the way for the former cricket star and longtime politician to become the next prime minister.

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

Paolo Santalucia and Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:09am

Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people.

Fighting in Yemen kills 18 civilians

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:03am

Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in the north and around the Red Sea port of Hodeida has killed at least 18 civilians.

In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:57am

The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and leaving the others alone.

Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:13am

For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed "deep remorse" for the war.

Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:10am

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.

Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:59am

Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:51am

A man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey, police said Wednesday.

Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:34am

Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his disputed election.