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The Latest: 2 soldiers now in Greece after Turkey freed them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:01pm

The Latest on the release from a Turkish prison of two Greek soldiers (all times local):

Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:42pm

The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid possible clashes.

Ex-Colombia spy boss convicted in satirist's 1999 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:19pm

The former deputy head of Colombia's intelligence agency was convicted Tuesday in the 1999 killing of beloved satirist Jaime Garzon and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 22

Carlos Noriega, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:02pm

A bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed and rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said.

UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:59pm

An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

Colleen Barry and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:21pm

A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel.

Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:13pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Greek forest fire death toll climbs to 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:55pm

Greek authorities say the death toll from last month's devastating forest fire near Athens has climbed to 96 after a 68-year old man died of his injuries in a hospital.

Mattis says Taliban's tactics endanger Afghan civilians

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:49pm

The Taliban's use of civilian homes in the city of Ghazni as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents in order to limit civilian casualties, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames left for crime in presidency plan

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:43pm

A leading rightist presidential candidate blamed the left on Tuesday for Brazil's rise in crime as he promised to give further protection to one of the most lethal police forces in the world.

Hezbollah downplays US sanctions on Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:39pm

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah movement said Tuesday that U.S. sanctions against Iran and his Iran-backed group will not have major effects on them and will not lead to regime change in Tehran.

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:23pm

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

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:19pm

The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local):

Ex-dictatorship police agents sentenced in Chile

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:59pm

Chile's Supreme Court has sentenced 24 former police agents to prison for the disappearance of a man who was arrested during the "dirty war" crackdown on leftists under dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Turkey frees 2 Greek soldiers jailed since March 1

Nicholas Paphitis and Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:57pm

Turkey on Tuesday released from prison two Greek soldiers held for almost six months for allegedly illegally crossing the border between the two countries, in a move Greece's prime minister welcomed as "an act of justice."

Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontier

Dmitry Kozlov and Sergei Grits, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:27pm

The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, reflecting Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes.

Lebanon says Israeli smoke bombs wound 2 troops, spark fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:25pm

The Lebanese military says Israeli troops fired six smoke bombs across the border, causing two members of the military intelligence agency to suffer breathing difficulties.

Lebanon rejects UN stance, says Syrians should return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:21pm

Lebanon has rejected the position of the head of the U.N. refugee agency, who said it was too early to talk about a mass return of Syrian refugees because the war-torn country is still too dangerous.

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:11pm

The Taliban overran a remote base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern city of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city's outskirts, officials said.