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Afghan officials: Taliban attack in north kills 30 troops

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:13am

A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and police, officials said Wednesday, as life gradually returned to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive insurgent attack last week, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods.

British media say crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:11am

British authorities said they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed into cyclists and pedestrians.

Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:08am

Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election.

Rescuers comb concrete and steel after bridge collapse

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:07am

Rescuers in Italy searched on Wednesday for a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors and bodies after the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa which killed at least 37 people.

The Latest: Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:49am

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North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:11am

North Korea marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month — the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day.

UN refugee agency demands end to Mediterranean impasses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:49am

The U.N. refugee agency is urging European countries to end a string of impasses over ships carrying rescued migrants and put together a Mediterranean regional arrangement that makes clear where such vessels can dock.

British media: Suspect in Parliament crash being treated as terrorism named as Salih Khater

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:46am

British media: Suspect in Parliament crash being treated as terrorism named as Salih Khater .

Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:43am

For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed "deep remorse" for the war.

The Latest: Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills 30 troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:05am

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Afghan officials say Taliban attack on checkpoint in northern Baghlan province kills 30 soldiers, police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:44am

Afghan officials say Taliban attack on checkpoint in northern Baghlan province kills 30 soldiers, police.

Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:42am

Israel is reopening a key border crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after it was closed amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Pakistan parliament set to elect speaker in test for Khan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:29pm

Pakistan's lower house of parliament is meeting Wednesday to elect a speaker in a vote that will show whether Imran Khan's party commands a majority after it won the most seats in last month's elections.

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:04pm

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Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:03pm

The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him.

2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

Costas Kantouris and Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:45pm

Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals.

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:13pm

Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world.

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

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

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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.