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EU Commission chief to have emergency gallbladder operation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:08am

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has had to cut short his summer holiday and be rushed to his home nation of Luxembourg where he will undergo an emergency gallbladder operation.

Saudi state TV says fire controlled at massive oil field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:30am

Saudi state TV says fire controlled at massive oil field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen rebels .

The Latest: Sudan army, protesters ink final transition deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:27am

The Latest on Sudan's transition to civilian rule (all times local):

Rally, pickets call for fair Moscow elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:12am

About 4,000 people have held a rally in Moscow to demand fairness in upcoming city council elections, and solo pickets protesting the exclusion of some opposition and independent candidates are taking place at prominent monuments.

Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

Aritz Parra and Hernan MuÑoz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:09am

The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again.

Sudan's army, protesters sign a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to civilian-led government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:07am

Sudan's army, protesters sign a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to civilian-led government.

Small plane makes emergency highway landing in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:39am

A small plane has made an emergency landing on a main highway in Croatia, surprising drivers but causing no injuries.

Libya intercepts boats with over 270 Europe-bound migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:01am

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted four boats carrying 278 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast.

Airstrikes in Syrian rebel stronghold kills family of 7

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 4:31am

Syrian government and Russian airstrikes pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing at least seven members of one family, activists and a war monitor reported.

8 dead, 10 hospitalized in Ukrainian hotel fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:56am

A fire in a hotel in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa has killed eight people and left a further 10 hospitalized.

Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:50am

Sudan's pro-democracy movement signed a final power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council on Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum.

The Latest: HK riot police deployed to chase down protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:39am

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):

Kilroy was here: Athens walls awash in painted squiggles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:16am

Kilroy was here, and lots of his friends too.

Hong Kong's divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

Yanan Wang and Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:18pm

Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:41pm

Hong Kong riot police have been deployed to chase down a group of pro-democracy protesters they say were assembling illegally after the end of a sanctioned protest march. The protesters had gathered outside a police station on Saturday evening, shining laser pointers and throwing eggs at officers guarding the entrance. Riot police formed a line on a nearby street, thumping their batons on their shields as they started marching.

New Zealand police make arrest after tourist killed in van

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:06pm

New Zealand police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder on Saturday, bringing relief to a community that was on edge after an Australian tourist was killed in a seemingly random attack on his van that sparked a large manhunt.

Mexico is busing asylum-seeking migrants to southern border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:04pm

The Mexican government said Friday it is busing migrants who have applied for asylum in the United States to the southern Mexico state of Chiapas.

Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:28pm

Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke demonstrated Friday night in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers.

El Salvador sentences gang members; murder rate dropping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:27pm

El Salvador's justice minister says the country's homicide rate has fallen to about 4.4 killings a day since June, about half of 2018 levels.