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August 28, 2015 - 9:12am
18 min 27 sec ago

GAUHATI, India (AP) — India's army says it has killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group months after it carried out an attack on the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar.

Col. Newton, an army spokesman who uses one name, says the soldiers attacked the rebels on Friday in Pangsha, a village in Nagaland state's Tuensang district.

In June, insurgents belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland ambushed...

August 28, 2015 - 8:54am
18 min 27 sec ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister has asked security forces to show restraint at a planned mass protest against the government this weekend, but says there is concern groups of violent trouble-makers might infiltrate the crowd.

Nohad Machnouk said Friday that troops won't allow anyone to damage property or break into government buildings. He says he is committed to keeping protesters safe at Saturday's rally.

Two rallies last weekend brought...

August 28, 2015 - 8:52am
8 min 28 sec ago

SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — Talks to form a national unity government in Libya moved forward Friday without one of the main negotiating partners as the U.N. envoy said an agreement must be reached in the next two weeks.

Bernardino Leon said the parties would reconvene next Thursday in Geneva and present their candidates for the prime minister and two deputies to lead the national unity government and get the war-torn country out of its crisis.

The...

August 28, 2015 - 8:45am
18 min 27 sec ago

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Members of a civilian defense group say Boko Haram extremists have killed up to 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria.

A total of 24 people were killed in an attack Tuesday night in Marfunudi, according to village resident Abubakar Jojo. Te town is roughly 50 miles from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. Jojo said Friday that many of the victims had their throats slit. Witnesses say the extremists...

August 28, 2015 - 8:42am
48 min 27 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official says he has seen images made by ground-penetrating radar that seem to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.

Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of Walbrzych while it was fleeing the Red Army in 1945. Fortune-hunters have looked for the so-called "gold train" for decades, and in the communist era, the Polish army...

August 28, 2015 - 8:10am
1 hour 28 min ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia is planning to cover a 136-kilometer (84-mile) stretch of land along its border with Russia with state-of-art technology to combat illegal border-crossing and illicit traffic.

The Border Police said Friday the surveillance, including sensors, cameras and radars, would beef up security at the border of the European Union member.

The agency said some 80 kilometers (50 miles) of land had already been cleared, and buoys...

August 28, 2015 - 7:52am
1 hour 38 min ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A court in St. Petersburg has sentenced a former Russian lawmaker to 17 years in prison for organizing the 1998 assassination of a leading politician.

Galina Starovoitova, one of the most prominent democratic leaders in St. Petersburg in post-Soviet Russia, was gunned down in 1998 outside her apartment. Starovoitova was a State Duma lawmaker and attempted to run in the 1996 presidential election before electoral authorities denied her...

August 28, 2015 - 7:16am
2 hours 18 min ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says at least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village.

Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, military commander of southern Sulu province, said the marines were conducting an operation early Friday when they encountered the group of Abu Sayyaf gunmen near a forested hill in Patikul township.

He said...

August 28, 2015 - 6:20am
2 hours 58 min ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two legislators from a pro-Kurdish party are poised to take up ministerial posts for the first time in Turkey as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu forms an interim government to lead the country into a new election on Nov. 1.

Davutoglu said he will present an interim Cabinet list for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approval on Friday.

The caretaker Cabinet will be mainly made up of ruling party legislators and of independents...

August 28, 2015 - 6:16am
2 hours 58 min ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in Russia's second-largest city of St. Petersburg are investigating reports that unknown men removed a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles from the facade of a historical building.

The disappearance of the bas relief, which overlooked the nearby construction site of a new Orthodox church, raised fears of a growing religious intolerance in Russia. A conservative group on Thursday claimed...

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