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Indonesia sinks 125 mostly foreign illegal fishing vessels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:44pm

Indonesia has sunk 125 mostly foreign vessels involved in illegal fishing as it ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory.

Korean relatives bid emotional farewell after reunions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:29pm

Hundreds of elderly Koreans are tearfully saying their final goodbyes at the end of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

Dutton planning 2nd challenge to Australian prime minister

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:19pm

A government lawmaker said on Wednesday he was planning a second challenge against Australia's prime minister after losing a leadership ballot.

Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:01pm

China's increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation.

42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand minister cycles to hospital

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:07pm

It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand's minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and ride to the hospital to give birth to her first child.

Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:29pm

A ceremony to honor the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

War-ravaged Bosnia struggles to cope with new migrants

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:21pm

Not so long ago, people in Bosnia were sarcastically joking that their war-scarred country is in such a bad shape that not even the migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the Mideast and Africa were willing to pass through it.

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:55pm

A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know.

Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:48pm

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings and interrupting a pro-government rally in support of controversial economic reforms.

US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

Michael R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:47pm

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.

US, UK, France vow to act against new Syria chemical attacks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:16pm

The United States, Britain and France vowed on the fifth anniversary of a chemical weapons attack that they blame on the Syrian government to take action as they have in the past against any further attacks by President Bashar Assad's regime.

USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:44pm

USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas.

Jury in Paul Manafort financial fraud trial says it's reached a verdict on 8 counts, but remains undecided on 10 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:28pm

Jury in Paul Manafort financial fraud trial says it's reached a verdict on 8 counts, but remains undecided on 10 others.

Romania leader says recent protest was attempted coup d'etat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

The chairman of Romania's ruling party has called a recent anti-corruption protest that left 450 people injured an attempted coup d'etat.

Annan family pays tribute to former UN Secretary-General

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:41am

Kofi Annan's family is hailing the "outpouring of love and support" it has received from around the world following the death of the former U.N. secretary-general over the weekend.

The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice 'obligation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:31am

The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local):

German police hunt Iranian suspected of stabbing dead woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:07am

Police in western Germany are hunting for a 44-year-old Iranian man suspected of stabbing a woman to death on a Duesseldorf street.

Pakistan's new PM proposes dialogue with India

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:34am

Pakistan's newly-elected prime minister on Tuesday offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region.

Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

Vladimir Isachenkov and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:29am

Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.