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August 26, 2016 - 12:48pm
15 min 40 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal police have recommended charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife in connection with the sprawling corruption probe at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

Friday's announcement comes on the second day of the impeachment trial against Silva's protege and successor Dilma Rousseff, who has been suspended from office since May.

Federal police accuse Silva of having an apartment built for him...

August 26, 2016 - 11:52am
35 min 41 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.

Malachowski said on Facebook that siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, among the richest Poles, "declared the intention to buy my silver medal," which he put up for auction to help pay for treatment of the boy, Olek, who is suffering from retinoblastoma....

August 26, 2016 - 11:22am
1 hour 15 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — The mysterious disappearance of a Swedish count reputed to have had an affair with the wife of George Ludwig of Hannover, later King George I of Great Britain, may soon be solved.

German authorities are planning to test DNA taken from human remains found beneath Hannover's Leine Palace earlier this month to determine whether they belong to Count Philipp Christoph von Koenigsmarck.

German news agency dpa quoted Hannover prosecutor Thomas...

August 26, 2016 - 11:19am
1 hour 15 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has resigned his seat in Parliament.

Harper announced he was stepping down as the member of Parliament for the district of Calgary Heritage in a statement and on social media. Harper had stepped down as Conservative party leader in October on the night he lost the election to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, but had chosen to remain as a member of Parliament.

Harper served as prime minister...

August 26, 2016 - 11:12am
1 hour 15 min ago

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Fans in Northern Ireland are keenly awaiting a Belfast music festival featuring Avicii and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But the build up to Friday's event has been dominated by a policeman offering safety advice for the event.

Though rarely receiving more than a few dozen responses to online posts, Police Service Northern Ireland got more than 3,000 when police officer Bobby Singleton advised revelers on how to behave responsibly at the...

August 26, 2016 - 11:12am
1 hour 15 min ago

ROME (AP) — The annual Rieti athletics meeting has been canceled to let local officials dedicate their resources toward recovery from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people in the area.

The meeting had been scheduled for Sept. 11.

Hotels in Rieti are filled with rescue personnel tending to the worst-hit towns from Wednesday's quake in nearby Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto.

Eight world records have been set in...

August 26, 2016 - 10:47am
1 hour 15 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is restoring the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world.

Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday that Canada is committed to re-engaging in a many multilateral peace operations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to return Canada to peacekeeping after more than a decade of dwindling participation. Canada had participated in more...

August 26, 2016 - 10:28am
2 hours 5 min ago

LONDON (AP) — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

Dion Leonard says the stray befriended him as he took part in the 250-kilometer (155-mile) Gobi March race, part of the 4 Deserts race series. The dog followed him for much of the race. He vowed to take the dog, named Gobi, home to the U.K.

Leonard, an Australian who lives in Scotland...

August 26, 2016 - 10:23am
2 hours 5 min ago

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

Brett Ryan is facing three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths that shocked a quiet residential neighborhood in the city's east end. The slayings were discovered on Thursday. Police found two men and one woman lying in the driveway suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby.


August 26, 2016 - 10:18am
2 hours 35 min ago

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Kashmir say a young man was killed and dozens of other civilians were wounded in new protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.

Police said thousands of Kashmiris defied harsh security restrictions and joined the protests after Friday Muslim prayers.

Clashes erupted in over a dozen places, including parts of the main city of Srinagar, between rock-throwing protesters and troops, who fired live...

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