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Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

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

A French lawyer for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says the Southeast Asian leader has filed a defamation lawsuit against his longtime political enemy, Sam Rainsy.

European police bust site that hosted bomb-making manuals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:23am

German police say together with officers in Lithuania and Croatia they have shut down a website hosting bomb-making manuals.

The Latest: Polish deputy justice minister resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:14am

The Latest on a Polish political crisis (all times local):

Italian PM Conte to resign after League party pulls backing

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:09am

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, blaming his decision to end his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious and politically ambitious deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini.

Rohingya Muslims say they don't want to return to Myanmar

Tofayel Ahmad and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:01am

Few Muslim Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have responded to plans for their repatriation to Myanmar, and all who did said they don't want to go back, officials from the U.N. refugee agency and Bangladesh's government said Tuesday.

Search launched near Greek island after helicopter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:00am

Coast guard vessels and a helicopter are involved in a search-and-rescue effort in Greece following a private helicopter crash near an island popular with vacationers and summer home owners.

Italian premier Conte says he's resigning because League party yanked support for his populist government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:59am

Italian premier Conte says he's resigning because League party yanked support for his populist government.

Croatia recalls diplomat from Germany over racist comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:26am

Croatia's Foreign Ministry has suspended a senior diplomat whose posts on Facebook have been described as racist.

Rio de Janeiro state governor: Armed man who took dozens hostage on bus has died after being shot by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:15am

Rio de Janeiro state governor: Armed man who took dozens hostage on bus has died after being shot by police.

Greenland leader again rejects Trump buying idea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:09am

Greenland has again stolen the limelight when its premier reiterated that the world's largest island is "not for sale" after U.S. President Donald Trump floated the idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic.

Kashmir police say thousands detained in status-change sweep

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:03am

Thousands of people, mostly young male protesters, have been arrested and detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during an ongoing communications blackout and security lockdown imposed more than two weeks ago in an attempt to curtail unrest after a change to Kashmir's decades-old special status, according to high-ranking Kashmir police officials and police arrest statistics reviewed by The Associated Press.

CORRECTS: Spanish government says it is dispatching a naval ship to Italy to escort migrant ship blocked at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:03am

CORRECTS: Spanish government says it is dispatching a naval ship to Italy to escort migrant ship blocked at sea. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said the ship would pick up the migrants)

UN agency: Rival tribes clash in southern Libya; 90 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:56am

A U.N. humanitarian agency says at least 90 people have died this month in southern Libya amid fighting between rival tribes.

Lightning kills shepherd, 19 buffaloes in western Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:55am

Lightning struck a livestock cage in western Indonesia, killing a shepherd and 19 buffaloes, police said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka rejects criticism of army chief's appointment

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:53am

Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday hit out at foreign criticism of its appointment of a general accused of war abuses as the new army commander.

Afghans mourn wedding victims, some criticize government

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:43am

Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday in mosques in Afghanistan's capital for memorials for scores of people killed in a horrific suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding over the weekend. Even in mourning, fears of a follow-up attack were high as armed community self-defense forces stood on guard.

The Latest: Police fatally shoot Rio bus hostage-taker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:43am

The Latest on a hostage taking on a bus in Brazil (all times local):

Rohingya Muslims say they don't want to return to Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:41am

Officials from the U.N. refugee agency and Bangladesh's government say few Muslim Rohingya refugees have responded to plans for their repatriation to Myanmar, and all who did say they don't want to go back.

Dutch ex-defense chief against joining Persian Gulf mission

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:38am

The former head of Dutch defense forces said he believes the Netherlands should not take part in a U.S.-led mission to protect shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz if the aim of the operation is to pile more pressure on Iran.