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Despite deadly explosions, Mexican fireworks capital endures

Sofia Ortega, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:02pm

Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner, leaving Urban with second- and third-degree burns and wounding seven others.

Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:41pm

Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.

Australian prime minister abandons greenhouse gas target

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:34pm

Australia's prime minister on Monday abandoned plans to legislate to limit greenhouse gas emissions to head off a revolt by conservative lawmakers.

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

Kim Tong-Hyung and Chang Yong Jun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:11pm

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War.

A group of South Koreans has traveled to border ahead of reunions with relatives in North after being separated by war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:05pm

A group of South Koreans has traveled to border ahead of reunions with relatives in North after being separated by war.

800K displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:18pm

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas.

Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion; bridge toll rises to 43

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:50pm

The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the concrete.

Romanian minister: Hundreds involved in riot police attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:41pm

Romania's interior minister says hundreds of protesters attacked riot police during an anti-corruption demonstration that left 450 people injured.

Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:47pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has met with Israel's prime minister in Jerusalem to discuss Iran.

Iraq's top court ratifies manual recount of May ballots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:10pm

Iraq's top court has ratified the results of the country's May parliamentary elections following a manual ballot recount ordered by the outgoing chamber following charges of irregularities.

'I cried for a year': Families split by the Korean War get rare chance to reunite

Paula Hancocks, Yoonjung Seo and James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:58am

Lee Keum-seom hasn't held her son in 68 years. The last time she saw him, Sang Chol was four years old, and together with her husband and their daughter, they were headed south, fleeing the fighting during the early days of the Korean War.

Iran appoints former F-14 Tomcat pilot as air force chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:49am

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force.

Quakes cut power, topple homes on Indonesia island; 3 dead

Rosidin Sembahulun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:17am

Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

Brazil to send troops to town bordering Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:45am

The Brazilian government plans to send troops to the border town of Pacaraima after residents there attacked Venezuelan migrants.

2 monks referred to trial over abbot's killing in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:01am

Egypt's state-run news agency says prosecutors have referred two monks to trial on charges of killing an abbot in a monastery north of Cairo last month.

The Latest: Latest earthquake on Indonesian island kills 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:31am

The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:23am

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:15am

Iranian media is reporting that authorities have detained a human rights lawyer who planned a sit-in protest in front of parliament.

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:57am

Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014.