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Congo: International arrest warrant for opposition's Katumbi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:23am

Congo's government says it has issued an international arrest warrant for opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been in exile since 2016.

4 soldiers killed in Turkey; 3 of them in friendly fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:58am

Turkish officials say four soldiers have been killed in violence in southeastern Turkey where troops are battling Kurdish rebels — three of them as a result of a friendly fire. Several soldiers were injured.

New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:26am

The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights.

Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:23am

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93.

Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, dies at age 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:13am

Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, dies at age 93.

Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:03am

The Polish president on Thursday vetoed legislation on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to win seats.

Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge Aug. 22

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:03am

Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition say the Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's challenge to the presidential election results on Aug. 22.

Pakistani ruling party suspends lawmaker for beating citizen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:50am

Pakistan's ruling party has suspended a newly elected lawmaker after a video surfaced on social media, showing him beating up a citizen in Karachi.

Brussels highlights sun-splashed summer with flower carpet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:24am

Brussels is highlighting its sun-splashed summer with a Mexican-themed carpet of over half a million flowers on its historic Grand-Place.

Turkish official: 30,000 could die in Istanbul earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:03am

Turkey's emergency management agency is warning that up to 30,000 people could be killed in Istanbul if a magnitude-7.5 earthquake were to hit the area.

Danish queen: Work helps tackling husband's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:44am

Denmark's Queen Margrethe says her husband's death was "a strange experience" but her work helps her tackling the loss of Prince Henrik.

Libya court sentences 45 to death over killings in 2011

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:37am

A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad over killings during the 2011 uprising that evolved into civil war.

Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:21am

A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was due to face a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.

Islamic State group claims responsibility for the suicide blast that struck a Shiite area in Kabul, killing 34 students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:12am

Islamic State group claims responsibility for the suicide blast that struck a Shiite area in Kabul, killing 34 students.

Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:07am

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said Thursday.

Mali's president wins runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:01am

Mali's president wins runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote.

Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:58am

A court in central Vietnam sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the Communist government, his lawyer said, in a case decried by international rights groups.

UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel Rajab

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:02am

A special United Nations panel is urging Bahrain to immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab, describing him as the victim of government-sponsored "persecution" for his political views in the island kingdom.

Doctor killed, assistant injured in stabbing in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:54am

Police say a doctor has been killed and an assistant seriously injured in a stabbing at a medical practice in southwestern Germany.