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OAS commission: 'precautionary measures' over separated kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:30pm

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says it has granted "precautionary measures" for migrant children separated from their families in the U.S.

The Latest: Australian prime minister survives challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:13pm

The Latest on uncertainty over Australia's political leadership (all times local):

Korean reunions: Tears as mother and son meet for first time in 68 years

James Griffiths, Paula Hancocks and Sophie Jeong, CNN  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:48pm

"Sang Chol!" 92-year-old Lee Keum-seom exclaimed, as she fell into her long lost son's arms at a holiday resort in North Korea Monday.

Brazil rules out closing border to Venezuelan immigrants

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:17pm

Brazil won't close its border with Venezuela despite tensions that led to attacks on migrants who had fled to the border town of Pacaraima in the northern state of Roraima, an official said Monday.

Shootouts leave 13 dead, including 2 soldiers, in Rio

Beatrice Christofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:23pm

At least 11 suspects and two soldiers died during shootouts with military personnel and police in greater Rio de Janeiro on Monday as violence erupted in several areas of the city that hosted the Summer Olympics two years ago.

Old-time union boss returns triumphant in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:01pm

One of Mexico's powerful old-time union bosses has made an unrepentant, triumphal return to the public spotlight after being freed from nearly five years of prison and house arrest.

Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon Sculptures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:22pm

The Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis.

Mexican state confirms ICE detainee wanted for homicide

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:09pm

An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico.

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:43am

Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy's civil protection agency said. At least another five were missing.

UN calls for funding to fuel essential facilities in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:40am

The U.N. is making an urgent appeal for funds to provide emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip.

Italian officials say at least 5 dead in flash flood that struck hikers in a gorge in southern Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:40am

Italian officials say at least 5 dead in flash flood that struck hikers in a gorge in southern Italy.

UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without change

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:56am

The outgoing U.N. human rights chief said Monday that the Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning the imbalance must change to avert possible "collapse" of the world body "at great cost to the international community."

UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship

Darko Bandic, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:31am

A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday.

Gatwick passengers need to check whiteboards after IT glitch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:15am

Gatwick Airport has resorted to using marking pens and whiteboards to post flight information after a technical failure caused electronic message boards to malfunction.

Russia, Egypt pledge to strengthen military ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:11am

Russia and Egypt have discussed ways to expand their military ties and boost anti-terrorism cooperation.

9 teenage migrants detained over riot in Greek facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:02am

Police in northern Greece have detained nine teenagers in a hostel for unaccompanied migrants, following a riot over allegedly poor food and internet services at the facility.

Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activists

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:56am

A prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon.

Firefighters battle forest blaze near southern Greek village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:36am

Greek firefighters are battling a forest fire that briefly threatened a village in southern Greece but so far has caused no injuries or damages to buildings.

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:29am

The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.