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The Latest: Thai sought in Bangkok bomb believed in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:20am

The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

2 US F-22 fighter jets in Poland for exercises with ally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:00am

Two U.S. stealth F-22 fighter jets have arrived in Poland to carry out combat air exercises for a day with the Polish air force.

Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:51am

Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations, part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe after facing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

Albert Aji and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:40am

A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the ancient structure in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra.

Canadians, Pakistani and Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:40am

Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in the kingdom's oil-rich east, a Saudi official said.

EU promises faster migrant help, list of 'safe countries'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:20am

A top EU official says the bloc must work faster to set up special migrant processing centers in Greece and Italy, acknowledging that European countries have acted too slowly to handle the huge waves of migrants this year.

South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11am

South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides.

Clashes in Ukraine injure 100 officers after vote on east

Efrem Lukatsky and Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:10am

Clashes broke out between police and nationalist protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament on Monday after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east. About 100 law enforcement officers were injured, 10 of them seriously, the interior ministry said.

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:10am

Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.

US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:00am

An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the United States to face trial.

EU gives France 5 million euros for new Calais migrant camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:21am

European authorities are giving France an extra 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to aid migrants who have clustered in a filthy camp in the port city of Calais in hopes of sneaking across the English Channel to Britain.

Wildfire destroys 5,000 acres in northwest Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:10am

Firefighters, soldiers and residents are battling to extinguish a wildfire that has destroyed some 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of woodland and fields in northwestern Spain.

Relatives of Thai woman sought in Bangkok bombing tell police they think she's in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:00am

Relatives of Thai woman sought in Bangkok bombing tell police they think she's in Turkey .

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:41am

The death toll rose Monday to 158 from massive explosions of chemical warehouses in the Chinese port of Tianjin, where cleanup crews were grappling with cyanide contamination caused by the blasts. About 15 people remain missing, authorities said.

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:41am

Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.

Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamonds

By Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:40am

An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday.

200 residents of Iraqi town held by Islamic State group

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:40am

The mayor of a remote, Islamic State-held town in western Iraq said on Monday that some 200 residents have been detained by the group at an unknown location following clashes there.

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:20am

The Afghan Taliban published a biography of their new leader Monday as hundreds of insurgents met to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:10am

Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.