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August 25, 2016 - 5:39pm
3 min 55 sec ago

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics.

The World Health Organization announced the findings Thursday in its weekly situation report on Zika. A recent epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus, which first erupted in Brazil, has been linked to brain-related birth defects in newborns and other nervous system troubles in some adults....

August 25, 2016 - 3:25pm
33 min 54 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police say three people are dead in what they are calling a homicide that may have involved a crossbow.

Officers arrived at a home in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough and found two people without vital signs. A third person was found with significant injuries and taken to a hospital.

Police say all three people — two men and a woman — were later pronounced dead.

A fourth person was also injured....

August 25, 2016 - 2:13pm
3 hours 13 min ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian office says more than 50,000 South Sudanese have fled into the troubled Darfur region in neighboring Sudan this year.

OCHA's statement on Thursday highlights the desperate humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where a civil war began in December 2013 and a peace deal has been violated repeatedly.

OCHA says South Sudan refugees started entering East Darfur in January, driven also by deteriorating food...

August 25, 2016 - 1:38pm
3 hours 13 min ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says the reported leak of documents from a leading French builder of Scorpene submarines designed for India's navy has been investigated and does not pose any security compromise because sensitive information was blacked out.  

The documents were leaked to an Australian website.

The Indian government said in a statement Wednesday that the French government was asked to investigate and share its findings with the Indian side....

August 25, 2016 - 1:15pm
3 hours 13 min ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomber has prematurely detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the new Turkish embassy compound in the capital, Mogadishu.

Police opened fire on the car Thursday evening when the bomber refused their orders to stop at a checkpoint near the beachside embassy.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the driver detonated the car bomb in the middle of the road. It was not immediately known if anyone was...

August 25, 2016 - 1:08pm
3 hours 13 min ago

PARIS (AP) — Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East.

Computer forensics experts tell The Associated Press the spyware takes advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system to take complete control of iPhone handsets.

Two reports published Thursday by the San Francisco-based Lookout and internet watchdog group...

August 25, 2016 - 12:43pm
3 hours 23 min ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The ashes of Polish fighter ace Capt. Kazimierz Sporny, who is credited with downing at least five enemy planes in the World War II Battle of Britain, have been brought from London to western Poland for a military burial.

The ceremony Thursday in the western city of Poznan was part of events honoring Poland's Air Force and marking 10 years of F-16 fighters' serving in the force.

Poland's conservative government attaches great...

August 25, 2016 - 12:34pm
3 hours 23 min ago

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi police say they have detained eight people accused of being members of a WhatsApp group for defaming the government and insulting public institutions.

Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said Thursday the eight were among 54 people arrested in the capital, Bujumbura, on Saturday. Nkurikiye says all but the eight were released the same day.

Rights groups say the continued detentions are another example of the shrinking...

August 25, 2016 - 12:32pm
3 hours 23 min ago

LONDON (AP) — The dodo bird is extinct — but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton.

Summers Place Auctions is selling what it describes as a rare composite skeleton of a dodo bird, a creature once found on the island of Mauritius. It comes from a collector who compiled the bones from private collections and auctions in the 1970s and '80s.

Although individual bones of the flightless bird come up for sale occasionally, Summers Place...

August 25, 2016 - 12:16pm
3 hours 53 min ago

HELSINKI (AP) — A court in Norway has detained a 32-year-old Norwegian man, suspected of joining the militant Islamic State group in Syria two years ago.

The Oslo District Court said Thursday that the suspect, an ethnic Norwegian, has acknowledged being in Syria from December 2014 to May this year, but denies guilt. The court ordered that he be remanded into custody for four weeks.

The suspect, who was arrested by Turkish border guards when crossing...

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