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Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:42am

Philippine communist rebels on Friday agreed to an indefinite cease-fire in peace talks with government officials aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

1 killed, dozens injured in new Kashmir anti-India protests

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:32am

A young man was killed and dozens of other civilians were wounded Friday when Indian government forces fired bullets and shotguns to quell new protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:31am

A 35-year-old Toronto man is facing murder charges in the deaths of three people suffering from what appeared to be crossbow wounds.

Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:23am

A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.

Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:21am

Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people.

The Latest: 1st funeral takes place for Italy quake victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:21am

The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

Ankara police detain suspected IS members, free students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:10am

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency says police have detained several suspects in anti-Islamic State raids across the capital Ankara and "liberated" over two dozen students in one of their schools.

Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:50am

Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating a long-besieged Damascus suburb Friday as part of an agreement reached with the government following four years of grueling airstrikes and siege that left the suburb in ruins.

Tunisian parliament voting on new premier after shakeup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:20am

Tunisia's newly nominated prime minister and his proposed Cabinet are facing a vote of confidence in parliament which would allow them to take power.

France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:10am

France's top administrative court overturns burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide.

Rights group urges Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader

Natalia Suvorova, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:01am

An international rights group on Friday urged Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov, who has been sent to a psychiatric hospital.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:00am

Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

Amatrice mayor says aftershock damage to 2 roads threatens to isolate the quake-struck town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:40am

Amatrice mayor says aftershock damage to 2 roads threatens to isolate the quake-struck town.

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:40am

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a truce.

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:32am

Somalia's security forces Friday morning ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed.

Syrian rebels, civilians start leaving long-besieged Damascus suburb as part of deal with government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Syrian rebels, civilians start leaving long-besieged Damascus suburb as part of deal with government.

Greece: 4 hurt in wildfire on Greek island of Chios

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Authorities on the Greek island of Chios say four people were injured overnight in a wildfire that threatened homes.

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:30am

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday.

Zimbabwe police battle anti-government protesters in capital

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:00am

Zimbabwe police battled anti-government protesters Friday with batons, tear gas and water cannons, despite a court order that police should not to interfere with the demonstration in the capital Friday.