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The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake

Vanessa Gera and Trisha Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:20am

In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive.

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:50am

A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes.

Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:50am

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:40am

A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.

4 soldiers wounded in attack in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:50am

Turkey's state-run news agency says four soldiers have been wounded in the country's southeast after an attack by Kurdish militants.

Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:50am

Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said Saturday that they have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region.

Far-right anti-Islam activists protest atop Berlin monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:30am

Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

Protests, tear gas at Moldova independence day parade

Corneliu Rusnac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:21am

Moldovan police on Saturday fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic's independence day.

South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:20am

When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.

Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:10am

Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say Turkish airstrikes hit bases and residential areas on Saturday near Jarablus, a town seized by Turkey-backed rebels earlier this week.

Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

Trisha Thomas and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:00am

A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week.

N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:40am

North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:30am

The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):

China says school condemned in TV pollution report is safe

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:50am

Investigators in eastern China said they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia.

Ex-civil service chief: British exit from EU not inevitable

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:10am

A former top civil servant says a British exit from the European Union is not inevitable, although voters backed that course in a June referendum.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:50am

Fire sweeps through warehouse in Russia's capital, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.

Taliban seize district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:10am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have overrun a district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:50am

Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:02am

On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."