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White storks leave Polish nests early after hot, dry summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:34am

White storks that have nested in Poland are heading south for the winter earlier than usual after an especially hot, dry summer, a development experts are linking to climate change.

Israeli military to probe deadly shootings along Gaza border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:24am

The Israeli military says it is investigating two recent cases of lethal fire along the Gaza border that killed Palestinian teen protesters.

Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:13am

Serbia's air force has taken delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region.

Iranian media: Sandstorm in Iran sends 95 people to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:47am

Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency says 95 people were taken to hospitals after suffering breathing problems during a sand-and-dust storm in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan.

Spanish gov't poised to amend law, ensure Franco exhumation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:42am

A senior Spanish official says the government expects to approve this week legal amendments that will ensure the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco can be exhumed in the near future.

Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:22am

A ceremony to honor the victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on Tuesday turned into a protest against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Spain: Police find no weapons in shot suspect's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:04am

A senior official in Spain's Catalonia region says police have not found any guns or explosives in the house of a man who allegedly attacked police officers with a knife in Barcelona before being shot dead.

Italian coast guard ship with migrants arrives in Sicily

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:59am

The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto has made port in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy.

Vietnam puts 12 people on trial for alleged subversion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:24am

A court in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday began the trial of 12 people, including two American citizens, on subversion charges as government authorities step up a crackdown on dissent.

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:22am

The reunions taking place this week between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives who are likely seeing each other for the last time before they die.

Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemy

Binsar Bakkara, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:22am

An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman who complained about a noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy.

Separated Korean families have 2nd day of emotional reunions

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:17am

A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know.

Indonesian court sentences woman who complained about noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:16am

Indonesian court sentences woman who complained about noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy.

Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:03am

A Swedish Air Force jet fighter crashed Tuesday near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden's Armed Forces said.

UK group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:44am

A group that represents U.K. hospitals and ambulance services has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations.

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Michael R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:17am

The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White House said.

White House says US has deported 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij to Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:05am

White House says US has deported 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij to Germany.

Iran inaugurates new, all-Iranian-made twin-seat fighter jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:03am

Iran displayed a new twin-seat fighter jet Tuesday, saying it's all Iranian-made and with advanced avionics and fire control systems. The country's president said it would enhance Tehran's deterrence capabilities in confronting Washington.

Indonesian officials defend parade of veiled kids with guns

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:12am

Indonesian officials have defended a street parade that involved veiled kindergarteners carrying replica weapons, with police saying they will arrest the person who uploaded a video of the event to Facebook.