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Rohingya refugees celebrate holiday amid memories of home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:39pm

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in sprawling camps in Bangladesh are celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, praying for better lives as they wonder if they'll ever again celebrate at their homes in Myanmar.

Dutton planning 2nd challenge to Australian prime minister

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:33pm

A government lawmaker said on Wednesday he was planning a second challenge against Australia's prime minister after losing a leadership ballot, ensuring that Australia's political instability continues.

US commander says pressure key to nuclear diplomacy

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:29pm

The commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Wednesday that he's cautiously optimistic nuclear diplomacy will work out with North Korea. But he also said Seoul and Washington must continue to apply pressure so that "there's not a reason or even an ability" for the North to back out.

Fire in multi-story building in Mumbai; 10 feared trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:05pm

An official says a fire has broken out on the 14th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. Ten people are feared trapped.

Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:51pm

China's increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation.

2 Cambodian reporters charged with spying released on bail

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:44pm

Two Cambodian journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and are charged with espionage were released on bail Tuesday, a day after a pardon freed four land rights activists from prison.

Indonesia sinks 125 mostly foreign illegal fishing vessels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:17pm

Indonesia has sunk 125 mostly foreign vessels involved in illegal fishing as it ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory, an official said Wednesday.

Australian political challenger known for hard-right stances

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:43pm

Peter Dutton, the government lawmaker who has challenged Australia's prime minister for his job, is publicly perceived as a hard man and a leading hard-right conservative. His face is associated with turning back asylum seekers boats, stripping citizenship from extremists and striving to increase the English-language standards for migrants who want to gain citizenship.

42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand minister cycles to hospital

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:07pm

It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand's minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and ride to the hospital to give birth to her first child.

Czechs boo prime minister 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:29pm

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.

War-ravaged Bosnia struggles to cope with new migrants

Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:21pm

Not so long ago, people in Bosnia were sarcastically joking that their war-scarred country is in such a bad shape that not even the migrants fleeing violence and poverty in the Mideast and Africa were willing to pass through it.

At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:55pm

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.

Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:48pm

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings and interrupting a pro-government rally in support of controversial economic reforms.

US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

Michael R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:47pm

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.

US, UK, France vow to act against new Syria chemical attacks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:16pm

The United States, Britain and France vowed on the fifth anniversary of a chemical weapons attack that they blame on the Syrian government to take action as they have in the past against any further attacks by President Bashar Assad's regime.

USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:44pm

USGS: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela; buildings evacuated in Caracas.

Jury in Paul Manafort financial fraud trial says it's reached a verdict on 8 counts, but remains undecided on 10 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:28pm

Jury in Paul Manafort financial fraud trial says it's reached a verdict on 8 counts, but remains undecided on 10 others.

Romania leader says recent protest was attempted coup d'etat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:30pm

The chairman of Romania's ruling party has called a recent anti-corruption protest that left 450 people injured an attempted coup d'etat.

Annan family pays tribute to former UN Secretary-General

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:41am

Kofi Annan's family is hailing the "outpouring of love and support" it has received from around the world following the death of the former U.N. secretary-general over the weekend.