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August 16, 2016 - 2:37am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

1:10 a.m.

Brazil beat the Americans in the women's beach volleyball semifinals and ended the gold medal run of three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings.

Agatha and Barbara won 22-20, 21-18 to earn a matchup in the final against Germany. The best Walsh Jennings and her partner, April Ross, can do is a bronze medal when they play Brazil's...

August 16, 2016 - 2:28am
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security forces killed four Sunni militants and detained six others in two separate firefights in the country's west over the past 24 hours, local media and police reported on Tuesday.

According to the official police website, the firefight took place in a neighborhood in the city of Kermanshah, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran.

The police confiscated a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a...

August 16, 2016 - 2:26am
1 week 2 days ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run news agency is reporting that authorities have detained an Iranian dual national, alleging the person had links to British intelligence services.

Tuesday's report on the IRNA news agency quoted Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying the suspect had "been active in the economic field, related to Iran."

Dolatabadi didn't elaborate, saying only that the arrest took place last week. He did not identify...

August 16, 2016 - 2:11am
1 week 2 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — The pilot of an ultralight aircraft in Germany has spent a night stuck up a tree awaiting rescue.

Police in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg say the unidentified man crash-landed in the tree late Monday about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Stuttgart.

Rescuers were unable to reach him during the night and planned to resume the rescue operation Tuesday.

August 16, 2016 - 1:55am
1 week 2 days ago

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say three people have been killed in troubled Indian Kashmir as hundreds clashed with government troops during anti-India protests.

A police official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said that government troops fired live ammunition and used pellet guns to control the stone throwing and slogan chanting crowds Tuesday.

The Himalayan region has been extremely tense for almost six weeks since government troops...

August 16, 2016 - 1:44am
1 week 2 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — Experts say China's launch of the first quantum satellite will push forward the worldwide effort to develop the ability to send communications that can't be penetrated by hackers.

State media reported Tuesday that the satellite was launched into space from the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China's Gobi desert. Chinese researchers will use it to transmit test messages between Beijing and northwestern China as well as other locations around the world...

August 16, 2016 - 1:43am
1 week 2 days ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday.

The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to whittle down the number of detainees held at the U.S. prison in Cuba that President Barack Obama aims to close.

The Pentagon says...

August 15, 2016 - 11:40pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — An adult Indian elephant that became trapped in a swamp in Bangladesh after being caught up in raging floodwaters has died after weeks of struggling for survival.

Tapan Kumar Dey, a former forest conservator who was overseeing the rescue operation said the elephant died early Tuesday.

The reasons for the death of the elephant named "Bangabahadur," or Hero of Bengal, were not immediately clear.

Monsoon-triggered...

August 15, 2016 - 11:13pm
1 week 2 days ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.S. aviation regulator has upgraded Indonesia's air safety rating, clearing the way for its airlines to fly to North America after nearly a decade of being barred.

The Federal Aviation Administration said its assessment in March found that safety oversight by Indonesia's civil aviation authority complied with international standards.

It said in a statement on Monday that the decision means Indonesian airlines that get...

August 15, 2016 - 6:56pm
1 week 3 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would personally like to see a woman become the next United Nations chief for the first time since the world body was established more than 70 years ago.

Ban said that after eight men at the helm of the world organization, "it's high time now."

But the U.N. chief, whose second five-year term ends on Dec. 31, stressed that the decision on his successor is up to the 15-member Security Council...

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