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Firefighters battle forest blaze near southern Greek village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:36am

Greek firefighters are battling a forest fire that briefly threatened a village in southern Greece but so far has caused no injuries or damages to buildings.

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:29am

The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.

Mali constitutional court upholds election results

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:01am

Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to a second five-year term.

Several policemen in Chechnya injured in raids by militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:48am

The regional leader of Chechnya says several police officers have been wounded during attacks by Islamist militants.

Austria spy agency denies that it's being frozen out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:37am

The head of Austria's BVT spy agency is denying that there has been any significant reduction in cooperation with its foreign partners following a misconduct probe that sparked a political storm earlier this year.

Transgender Pakistanis demand protection after killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:29am

Dozens of transgender people in Pakistan have held a protest demanding more protection after a transgender woman was shot dead and dismembered last week.

Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questions

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:29am

Poland has used its powers as a European Union member to ban a Ukrainian human rights activist from all 26 countries in Europe's Schengen area, saying she poses a security threat. Critics are accusing the government of misusing the system to intimidate its opponents.

UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:13am

A British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday.

Romania probes death of man injured in anti-graft protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:03am

Romanian authorities said Monday they are probing the death of a man who sustained injuries during an anti-government protest that left 450 people seeking medical treatment.

Russia: West is obstructing aid to Syria, return of refugees

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:50am

Russia lashed out at Western countries on Monday, accusing them of blocking U.N. aid for Syria's reconstruction and trying to prevent the return of refugees.

South Africa opens inquiry into corruption during Zuma rule

Krista Mahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:38am

A South African commission charged with probing allegations of widespread corruption under the government of former President Jacob Zuma started its first public hearings on Monday in Johannesburg.

The Latest: Security increased at police stations in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:59am

The Latest on a knife attack in Barcelona (all times local):

US-led coalition says service member killed in Iraq crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:56am

The U.S.-led coalition in the war against the Islamic State group says one of its service members has been killed in an aircraft crash in Iraq.

Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trial

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:51am

An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families.

Barcelona police say suspect in knife attack on officers was shot dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:51am

Barcelona police say suspect in knife attack on officers was shot dead.

Barcelona police are treating man's attack with a knife at a city police station as a terrorist incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:48am

Barcelona police are treating man's attack with a knife at a city police station as a terrorist incident.

South African man denied appeal on ax murder convictions

Krista Mahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:21am

A South African man found guilty of murdering three of his immediate family members was denied the opportunity to appeal his conviction and life sentences on Monday.

Driver in British Parliament crash appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:13am

A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has appeared in court on charges of attempted murder.

Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent

Colleen Barry and Andrea Rosa, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:53am

Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, an Italian newsmagazine reported Monday.