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Tear gas, warning shot mark escalation in Hong Kong protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 11:29pm

Hong Kong police used tear gas, drew their guns and deployed water cannon trucks this past weekend after some anti-government protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods. The clashes escalated the Chinese city's summer of protests, which shows no sign of subsiding. A look at the latest developments and what's to come:

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 10:41pm

A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit to the G-7 summit in France Sunday following an invitation from France. An official says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spent about five hours in the summit city of Biarritz, meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron as well as diplomats from France, Germany and Britain. Zarif has been under U.S. sanctions.

Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:22pm

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged Monday to keep their floundering coalition war against Yemen's Houthi rebels together after an Emirati troop pullout and the rise of the southern separatists they supported.

Brazilians rally to support big corruption investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 5:23pm

Thousands of Brazilians joined demonstrations across the country Sunday to urge that the government keep pursuing a mammoth corruption investigation and to show support for the justice minister, who has been hit with allegations he abused his powers as a judge overseeing the probe.

Journalist slain in Mexico promised readers "activism"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 3:03pm

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says a 12th journalist has been slain this year in the country, which is one of the world's deadliest for the profession.

Sudanese police: Tribal clashes kill 17 in eastern port city

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 2:43pm

Sudan's police have released a statement saying clashes between two tribes in an eastern port city have killed 17 people in three days.

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas site after Gaza rocket fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:24pm

Israeli aircraft carried out multiple strikes on Hamas military positions early Monday in the Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched from the territory into southern Israel.

Italian amusement park monorail falls off track, 7 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:59pm

RAI state TV says seven people have been injured when a section of overhead monorail at an Italian amusement park crashed to the ground.

Flight data shows Iranian foreign minister's plane has left the city where this year's G-7 summit is taking place.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 12:06pm

Flight data shows Iranian foreign minister's plane has left the city where this year's G-7 summit is taking place.

Iraqi militia says new drone attack kills 2

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 11:11am

Two unidentified drones killed two Iraqi members of an Iran-backed paramilitary force on Sunday, the group said in a statement, saying the attack took place in Iraq near the border with Syria.

Two officials from an Iran-backed Iraqi militia say a new drone attack killed 1 commander near the Syrian border.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 10:45am

Two officials from an Iran-backed Iraqi militia say a new drone attack killed 1 commander near the Syrian border.

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says 2 of its members killed Saturday by Israeli airstrikes in Syria, promises retaliation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 10:24am

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says 2 of its members killed Saturday by Israeli airstrikes in Syria, promises retaliation .

Hezbollah's leader vows to confront and shoot down Israeli drones in Lebanese skies from now on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 10:17am

Hezbollah's leader vows to confront and shoot down Israeli drones in Lebanese skies from now on.

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says one of the Israeli drones that crashed over Beirut was on a military "suicide mission"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 10:15am

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says one of the Israeli drones that crashed over Beirut was on a military "suicide mission"

Belgian parade goes ahead despite racism objections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:48am

A Belgian street festival featuring a character called "Savage" played by a white person in blackface makeup has gone ahead amid objections from anti-racism activists.

Jordan police, protesters clash over anti-smuggling efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:35am

Jordan's official news agency Petra says officials have reached a deal with local representatives to end two days of clashes over government efforts to curb cross-border cigarette smuggling from Syria.

2 divers found dead in underwater cave off Greek island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:19am

Greek authorities say two foreign nationals have been found dead in an underwater cave off the island of Karpathos, in southeast Greece.

Small plane crashes near Alpine pass in Switzerland, 3 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:09am

A small plane has crashed in the Simplon Pass area in the Swiss Alps, killing three people on board.

Hong Kong police pull their guns, reportedly shoot warning shot after being attacked by protesters with sticks and rods.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:39am

Hong Kong police pull their guns, reportedly shoot warning shot after being attacked by protesters with sticks and rods.