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Pakistan says Indian fire kills villager in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:21am

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and officials say Indian troops have killed a Pakistani villager and wounded two others in "unprovoked firing" in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Egypt president ratifies law imposing internet controls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:11am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media.

1 dead, 6 injured after building collapse in Nigeria capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:01am

An emergency response chief says one person is dead and six are injured after Friday's collapse of a four-story building in Nigeria's capital.

Global reactions to death of former UN chief Kofi Annan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:33am

Reactions to the death of Kofi Annan, the first black African to become U.N. secretary-general and a Nobel Peace Prize winner who died early Saturday at age 80 after a short illness:

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Francis Kokutse and John Heilprin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:03am

Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80.

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:00am

German federal prosecutors say they're taking seriously a Yazidi woman's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

Ghana mourns Annan, grandson of tribal chiefs to UN chief

Francis Kokutse, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:41am

Streets were hushed as the West African nation of Ghana on Saturday mourned Kofi Annan, the grandson of tribal chiefs who became the first black African to assume the world's top diplomatic post.

Peak-lovers piqued as Welsh mountain downgraded to hill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:42am

The Welsh mountain Fan y Big has had a comedown. It has been downgraded to a hill.

UK military academy probes waterboarding claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:50am

Authorities at Britain's Sandhurst military academy say they are investigating allegations that two cadets waterboarded another at the officer-training school.

Catalan seaside resort marks anniversary of attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:24am

A Catalan seaside resort has marked the anniversary of an attack that killed one and injured six following deadlier violence in Barcelona's Las Ramblas.

The Latest: Global tributes continue for Kofi Annan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:41am

The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local):

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:50am

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation says.

The Latest: Romanian trucker is Genoa bridge's 43rd victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:54am

The Latest on the Italy bridge collapse (all times local):

Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 42

Frances D'Emilio and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:03am

Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead in the grieving port city.

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:11am

Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged.

Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talks

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:11am

The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States.

Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:26pm

Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister.

US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:54pm

The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics "troubling."

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:33pm

Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.