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Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:48am

Activists in Zimbabwe say a doctor whose alleged abduction led to days of protests has been freed.

Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:25am

Iraq is coming under pressure as the U.S. and Israel increase efforts to contain Iran and its influence in the region.

Migrant dies in shooting after being returned to Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:27am

The International Organization for Migration says a Sudanese man died from a gunshot wound in Libya when a group of migrants resisted being sent to a detention center after they were returned to shore by the Libyan coast guard after a failed attempt to get to Europe.

Kiribati cuts ties with Taiwan, presaging switch to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:07am

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the second country to do so this week.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:40pm

The Trump administration has gotten into a new battle with Congress. This one is over access to a whistleblower's reported complaint about incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The government's intelligence watchdog says the blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent." The administration is keeping Congress from even learning what exactly the whistleblower is alleging.

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:06pm

Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever.

The Latest: Hong Kong climate strike focuses on youth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:54pm

The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local):

Global climate protests start in Australia before UN summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:07pm

Thousands of protesters are gathering at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations begins ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York.

As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:27pm

As tensions rise, Iran says its president and foreign minister have received US visas for annual UN meeting in New York.

Iran says top diplomat to attend UN despite visa doubts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:38pm

Iran says its foreign minister will attend next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, amid doubts about whether the U.S. would give him a visa.

No small fry: German govt haggles over climate change policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:12pm

The leaders of Germany's governing parties are meeting Thursday to thrash out the final details of a plan to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a day before protesters plan to descend on Berlin demanding climate action.

Syrian state TV: Drone destroyed over Damascus suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:58pm

Syrian state TV is reporting that a drone was destroyed over a suburb of the capital, Damascus.

NGO: Forest fires in Bolivia burn Switzerland-sized area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:53pm

An environmental group says that forest fires have consumed more than 3.1 million hectares (12,000 square miles) in just over a month in Bolivia, including areas in the South American nation's Amazon region.

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:43am

Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.

Green activists lose challenge to Irish govt climate plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:42am

An Irish court has rejected a challenge by environmental activists who said the government's plans for tackling climate change don't go far enough.

Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:21am

Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house's sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices.

UN official: Humanitarian situation in NW Syria 'alarming'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:52am

A senior U.N. official says the humanitarian situation in Syria's last rebel stronghold is "alarming:" An estimated 400,000 people have fled their homes in the country's northwest in just the last four months, and around 600,000 are living in tents, camps or out in the open.

Imam at Liberian school that burned says toll could rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:07am

The imam at a Quranic boarding school in Liberia that burned this week says the death toll could rise above the 27 people reported.

Lawyer: Tunisia's toppled ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:48am

Tunisia's autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, has died in exile in Saudi Arabia, according to his lawyer. He was 83.