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Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

August 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. more »»

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

August 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — 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... more »»

2 journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail claim trap

August 31, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Two French journalists facing extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI say they were trapped into the agreement. more »»

The Latest: Thai police get $84,000 reward in bombing probe

August 31, 2015

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

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12:00 p.m. more »»

Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massiv... more »»

Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects... more »»

The Latest: Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

August 31, 2015

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

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10:30 a.m. more »»

Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown

August 31, 2015

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. more »»

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

August 31, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide... more »»

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 31, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 31, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo... more »»

Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding hi... more »»

Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

August 31, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the... more »»

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province

August 30, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of... more »»

Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after... more »»

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent. more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 30, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. more »»

 
 

 

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