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Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:00am

Masked youth torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who on Tuesday spoke of an "extremely organized" night of vandalism.

The Latest: Counter-terror unit leading London crash probe

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

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

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:31am

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

London police say the counter-terrorism command is leading investigation into crash outside Houses of Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:29am

London police say the counter-terrorism command is leading investigation into crash outside Houses of Parliament.

Syrian media say 5 drones shot down near Russian air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:25am

Syrian state media say five drones have been shot down in the coastal Latakia province as they approached a Russian air base in the area.

With gun salutes, Pakistan marks 71 years of independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:53am

Pakistan has kicked off a day of celebrations marking the country's 71 years of statehood and independence.

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:51am

A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event.

Uganda opposition figure detained after his driver is slain

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:38am

An official says a prominent opposition figure has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones.

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:31am

Indonesian prosecutors have sought an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers.

The Latest: Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

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

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a surge in Taliban attacks (all times local):

Defense Ministry spokesman says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:52am

Defense Ministry spokesman says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers.

Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 10:09pm

China is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps.

Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea row

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 6:37pm

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor, a water treaty with Singapore and the country's financial mess in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. Here are excerpts:

Ex-Gitmo detainee now selling sweets in Uruguay capital

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 5:51pm

A bit of sweetness has entered the life of at least one of the men formerly held at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Ontario allowing pot sales in private retail stores April 1

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 5:17pm

Canada's most populous province said Monday it will allow the online sale of pot this fall and the sale of cannabis in private retail stores next April.

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:50pm

The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says.

Argentina's Fernandez denies charges in corruption case

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:24pm

Former President Cristina Fernandez on Monday denied any wrongdoing following recent accusations that she was responsible for a corruption scheme involving public works contracts that has ensnared many of Argentina's former officials and business elite.

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 1:52pm

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, acknowledged Monday that he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in Yemen

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:50am

The United Arab Emirates on Monday said it was actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory.