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Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:05am

A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire has filed a criminal lawsuit against seven officials, including Greece's interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the blaze that killed dozens.

3 people hurt, 9 cows killed in car-cattle collision in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:07am

British police say three people were injured and nine cows killed after a collision between cars and cattle on a busy road.

Germany in deal with Greece over taking back some migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:04am

The German government says Greece has agreed to take back migrants who apply for asylum there and later turn up at Germany's border with Austria.

The Latest: Italy bridge survivor describes 'unreal silence'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:24am

The Latest on this week's bridge collapse in Italy's Genoa (all times local):

Knives and guns: Serb-Russian youth camp closed after outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:20am

After a public outcry, police on Friday closed a summer youth camp on a mountain in western Serbia organized by Russian and Serbian far-right groups.

Iraq says its warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:12am

Iraqi security officials say Iraq's air force carried out two airstrikes targeting Islamic State group inside Syria, killing at least 28 IS militants.

Hamburg sells off former houses for refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:33am

Authorities in Hamburg are selling off 50 little wooden houses used to house newcomers at the height of the influx of refugees and other migrants to Germany.

In Uganda, a pop star takes on a president, at his peril

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:00am

In his red beret and jumpsuit the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air and waving the national flag.

Spain remembers terror attacks that killed 16 in Catalonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:29am

Barcelona on Friday marked the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, though the divisive local issue of whether to pursue the region's independence from Spain intruded on the proceedings in the Catalan capital.

Crews remove major rubble 3 days after Italy bridge collapse

Coleen Barry and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:51am

Excavators began clearing large sections of the collapsed highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa on Friday, searching for people still missing three days after the deadly accident that one survivor said ended with an "unreal silence."

Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:46am

Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations.

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:25am

Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst.

Pakistan confirms US suspended military training program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:18am

Pakistan's foreign ministry has confirmed the suspension of a U.S. military training program for Pakistani soldiers.

Indians pay homage to former PM Vajpayee before cremation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:37am

Thousands of people are paying homage to India's former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his body is taken to his Hindu nationalist party's headquarters before cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Bus overturns on German highway, 16 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:14am

A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, authorities said. Six people were seriously injured and a further 10 slightly hurt.

IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror war

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:09am

Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in southern Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission: with explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election rally last month, killing 149 people and wounding 300 others.

People plucked from rooftops after India floods kill 164

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:07am

Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that left more than 160 dead.

Afghan president visits key city, week after Taliban raid

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:37pm

The Afghan president visited the embattled southeastern city of Ghazni on Friday, a week after the Taliban in a surprise attack managed to infiltrate deep into the key provincial capital and capture several areas of it.

AP PHOTOS: Families of Peru's disappeared hope for answers

Rodrigo Abd and Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:03pm

Thousands of Peruvian families who have spent decades wondering about loved ones who disappeared during years of bloody conflict between the state and Maoist guerrillas have new hopes for getting the closure they have been searching for.