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Egypt officials: Car bomb kills officer, wounds 4 in Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:34am

Egyptian security officials say a car bomb has targeted members of the security forces in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing a military officer.

The Latest: Afghan forces free 149 people taken by Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:25am

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local):

Afghan officials: Government forces free 149 people abducted by Taliban hours earlier; insurgents still hold 21 hostages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:08am

Afghan officials: Government forces free 149 people abducted by Taliban hours earlier; insurgents still hold 21 hostages.

Italy asks EU to find countries for 177 migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:07am

Italy is asking the EU to find countries willing to take 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta.

AP Explains: The history of Korean family reunions

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:57am

For the first time in three years, elderly North and South Korean relatives separated during the chaos of the 1950-53 Korean War gathered Monday at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain, where they'll embrace their loved ones after decades apart. Here are several things to know about the reunions, which will only last a few days and will likely be the last time these people see each other:

Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was 'wretched'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:53am

President Donald Trump's national security adviser is bemoaning the "wretched" Iranian nuclear deal in his talks with Israel's prime minister.

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:46am

Uri Avnery, a trailblazing Israeli journalist and peace activist and one of the first to openly advocate for a Palestinian state, has died. He was 94.

German journalist in court case cleared to leave Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:47am

A Turkish court has ruled that German journalist Mesale Tolu can leave the country, eight months after being released from prison pending the outcome of a trial on terror-related charges.

Police in Barcelona shoot knife attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:45am

Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city.

Thailand's Queen Sirikit, 86, admitted to hospital with flu

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:07am

Thailand's Queen Sirikit is being treated in a hospital for the flu, the royal palace announced Monday.

Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interference

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:41pm

A model and escort from Belarus who caused a sensation by claiming to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump said Monday that she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it.

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:36pm

Unknown attackers fired shots at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt.

Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:29pm

The Taliban ambushed a convoy of busses Monday on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by insurgents, provincial officials said.

Afghan officials: Taliban take more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in ambush in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:20pm

Afghan officials: Taliban take more than 100 people, including women and children, hostage in ambush in north.

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

Rosidin Sembahulun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:03pm

Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

Despite deadly explosions, Mexican fireworks capital endures

Sofia Ortega, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:02pm

Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its owner, leaving Urban with second- and third-degree burns and wounding seven others.

Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:41pm

Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.

Australian prime minister abandons greenhouse gas target

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:34pm

Australia's prime minister on Monday abandoned plans to legislate to limit greenhouse gas emissions to head off a revolt by conservative lawmakers.

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

Kim Tong-Hyung and Chang Yong Jun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:11pm

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War.