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Forgotten remnant of Berlin Wall found in central district

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:00am

A local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close to the new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service. It's the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.

Cambodian election results give ruling party sweep of seats

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:33am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party has won all 125 seats in the National Assembly, official results released Wednesday by the state election board confirmed.

Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:25am

The Kremlin says that President Vladimir Putin will attend the Austrian foreign minister's wedding this week.

New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:15am

Amnesty International's new leader said Wednesday his first act is writing to Zimbabwe's next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara: "Whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past."

Report: Boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan, killing 22 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:14am

A boat sank on Wednesday while crossing the Nile River in Sudan and at least 22 people drowned, including 21 students and a woman, the country's state news agency reported.

Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:07am

Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the Eastern European nation put on a large military parade on its Army Day holiday replete with an air show and people marching in Napoleonic-era uniforms.

The Latest: Bridge collapse witness tells of truck's escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:59am

The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):

Northern Ireland marks 20 years since deadly Omagh blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:58am

Bereaved families are marking the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence.

The Latest: Spanish rescuers intercept 524 migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:54am

The Latest on a ship carrying rescued migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local):

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 25

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:49am

A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 25 young men and women studying together in an attack that was blamed on the Islamic State group.

Man charged over mail bomb, threats to Swedish government

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:45am

Prosecutors charged a 42-year-old man with attempted murder on Wednesday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and over threatening letters he sent to two dozen lawmakers in Sweden, including government members, Swedish authorities said.

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

Frances D'Emilio and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:37am

Italian prosecutors on Wednesday focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame.

Germany deports 46 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:47am

German authorities say they have deported 46 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected to their homeland.

Chief of Kabul ambulance services: Death toll from suicide blast in Shiite area of the Afghan capital rises to 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:36am

Chief of Kabul ambulance services: Death toll from suicide blast in Shiite area of the Afghan capital rises to 15.

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:13am

Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families.

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:11am

Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen.

Israel denies US author's account of interrogation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:35am

Israel's domestic security agency denies threatening a prominent American author and questioning him about his politics during a recent visit.

UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:34am

British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed a car into cyclists and pedestrians, injuring three.

Pakistan parliament elects Khan ally as speaker

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:23am

Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected an ally of Imran Khan to be its next speaker on Wednesday, paving the way for the former cricket star and longtime politician to become the next prime minister.