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Trains bring drinking water to flooded southern Indian state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:17am

Indian authorities are bringing drinking water by train to the flooded southern state of Kerala, where over 300 people have died and 300,000 are displaced in the worst flooding in a century.

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

Frank Jordans and Rashid Yahya, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:23am

German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

Strong quake triggers landslides on Indonesian Lombok island

Rosidin Sembahulun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:52pm

A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:43pm

Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the Korean War.

Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants in border town

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:18pm

Residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima attacked Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local storeowner was robbed, stabbed and beaten in an assault blamed on four migrants, authorities said.

113 dead turtles wash ashore on Mexican Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:21pm

Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state.

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:57pm

Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems and worried about the rise of nationalism.

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:47pm

A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday

Military intervention in Rio to end in December

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:05pm

Brazil's public security minister says the military will no longer be in charge of security forces in Rio de Janeiro state as of December.

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.

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:07am

Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear.

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

Frank Jordans and Rashid Yahya, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:00am

German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice 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.