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North Macedonia van crash kills migrant; 12 others injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:48am

North Macedonia police say a 20-year old migrant from Bangladesh was killed and 12 others injured when a van packed with migrants collided with a truck on the main highway in the south.

Corruption trial continues for Sudan's ex-president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:42am

Sudan's autocratic former President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in court amid tight security for the second week of his trial on corruption and money laundering charges.

Spanish ex-monarch Juan Carlos I to undergo heart operation

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:16am

Spain's former monarch, Juan Carlos I, has been admitted to hospital for a heart operation.

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 2:31am

Pakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station.

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:22am

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the limits and consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most unpredictable moments in Trump's tenure, with his public comments and decision-making increasingly erratic and acerbic of late.

Tropical Storm Ivo weakening over cooler waters off Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:03pm

Tropical Storm Ivo is losing strength off Mexico's Pacific coast as its moves northwestward over cooler waters and is expected to weaken into a remnant low weather system by Sunday night.

China frees consulate staff as protesters target lampposts

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:14pm

Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of "smart lampposts" that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:05pm

Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released .

N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:11pm

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea's military said, a day after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country.

South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 5:05pm

South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast.

Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:24pm

A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.

UN expert: No peace in Myanmar if no military prosecutions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:30pm

There will be no long-term peace in Myanamar and no return of Rohingya refugees unless there is accountability for the "brutality" of the Asian country's military forces, a member of the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said Friday.

US Homeland Security chief tours Panama jungle migrant camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:19pm

The acting U.S. Homeland Security secretary has visited a camp with hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous jungle border crossing from Colombia to Panama.

Biopsy confirms that Uruguay's president has lung cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:04pm

A biopsy has confirmed that Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has lung cancer, the presidency said in a statement on Friday.

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:12am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. And he will be at pains to ensure it won't be his last.

Venezuela opposition leader vows to shun early election

Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:50am

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that opponents of President Nicolás Maduro won't participate in any early legislative elections he calls amid a protracted power struggle.

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to Uganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:35am

Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday in Angolan capital. The leaders agreed to resume "as soon as possible" the cross-border activities including the movement of persons and goods.

Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:34am

Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region.