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U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:23am

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:15am

Iranian media is reporting that authorities have detained a human rights lawyer who planned a sit-in protest in front of parliament.

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:57am

Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014.

Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire with Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:50am

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:42am

Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond.

1 killed in Ugandan riots over alleged torture of lawmakers

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:31am

Ugandan police say one person has been killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers, including two who sustained injuries during detention.

UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:58am

Croatia's coast guard says a British woman has been saved after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night after she fell from a cruise ship.

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:41am

Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened Sunday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta.

Egypt reveals details of skeletons found inside sarcophagus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:33am

Egypt says researchers have determined the gender and age of the three skeletons found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in July.

Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:17am

Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel.

Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:58am

Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:33am

Israel's questioning of Jewish-American critics entering the country is highlighting a growing gulf between its hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans who say they support Israel but oppose its policies and the continued occupation of the West Bank.

Khan's party wins top office in Pakistan's Punjab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:54am

The legislature in Pakistan's largest province has elected a member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's party as chief minister following last month's elections.

Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:39am

The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc without an agreement on future relations.

Egypt says plane hijacker extradited from Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:25am

Egypt's chief prosecutor says Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was diverted to the Mediterranean island in 2016.

Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight

Menelaos Hadjicostis and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:10am

An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight, authorities said Sunday.

Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:33am

Israel's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the frontier.

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:17am

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas.

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.