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Pakistan confirms US suspended military training program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:18am

Pakistan's foreign ministry has confirmed the suspension of a U.S. military training program for Pakistani soldiers.

Bus drives into ditch on German highway, 16 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:14am

Police say a bus has driven into a ditch beside a highway in northeastern Germany and turned over. Six people were seriously injured and a further 10 slightly hurt.

IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror war

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:09am

Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in southern Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission: with explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election rally last month, killing 149 people and wounding 300 others.

People evacuated from rooftops after India floods kill 164

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:07am

Rescue workers use helicopters and boats to evacuate hundreds of people stranded on their home rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala where more than 160 people have died.

Afghan president visits key city, week after Taliban raid

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:37pm

The Afghan president visited the embattled southeastern city of Ghazni on Friday, a week after the Taliban in a surprise attack managed to infiltrate deep into the key provincial capital and capture several areas of it.

AP PHOTOS: Families of Peru's disappeared hope for answers

Rodrigo Abd and Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:03pm

Thousands of Peruvian families who have spent decades wondering about loved ones who disappeared during years of bloody conflict between the state and Maoist guerrillas have new hopes for getting the closure they have been searching for.

TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:01pm

Tropical Storm Ernesto is far from land moving rapidly over the north Atlantic toward a weekend approach to Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed out in the Pacific and is heading on a path likely to take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week.

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:35pm

The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.

Dog day in Bolivia: Church honors patron saint of canines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:27pm

Many Bolivians brought their dogs, often freshly groomed and dressed in costumes, to the parish of Villa Adela near the capital Thursday for a Mass honoring the patron saint of dogs.

Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:43pm

At least nine earthquakes rocked southern Italy in two hours Thursday night, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors for safety and a child to hurt himself when he leaped in fear from a balcony.

Brazilian prosecutors charge 'Dr. Bumbum' with murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:24pm

Brazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient who was given injections to enlarge her buttocks.

Argentina offers reward in graft case linked to Fernandez

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:37pm

Argentina is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of money from a case in which former President Cristina Fernandez is accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials and business leaders.

Doctors, nurses protest rule of Venezuela's socialist leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:01pm

Riot police have blocked hundreds of doctors and nurses from marching to Venezuela's presidential palace to protest low pay and shortages of medical supplies amid the nation's deepening crisis.

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:12pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats.

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:07pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.

Moscow bristles at US sanctions on Russian company

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:59pm

Russia has warned that the latest U.S. sanctions against a Russian company accused by Washington of breaching international restrictions on North Korea could undermine denuclearization talks with Pyongyang.

German passenger jet makes safe unscheduled landing on Crete

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:56pm

Greek explosives disposal experts are checking a German Condor Airlines passenger jet flying from Egypt that made a safe unscheduled landing on the southern island of Crete after reporting a potential bomb threat.

Russian court frees from jail 2 teenagers in extremism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:11pm

A court in the Russian capital has released two teenagers jailed on extremism charges and put them under house arrest, in a case that has sparked public outrage.

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

Amy Guthrie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:59am

They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily clad in short skirts and high heels or crop-tops and hot pants emblazoned with corporate logos.