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August 25, 2016 - 10:42am
6 hours 57 min ago

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Colombia's peace deal (all times local):

5:05 p.m.

The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a meeting Friday morning to discuss the United Nations' role in helping the Colombian government implement the peace deal to end a half-century of hostilities with leftist rebels.

"We're going to hear exactly what has happened, what now needs to be done by the U.N.," Britain's deputy U.N. ambassador...

August 25, 2016 - 10:27am
20 hours 57 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Some 30 demonstrators have gathered in London to protest local French bans of the body-covering burkini swimsuit.

The protesters threw a 'wear what you want' beach party outside the French Embassy to make the point that it was unjust to tell women what to wear. The demonstrations came a day after images on social media appeared to show uniformed French police requiring a woman to take off her tunic.

The pictures elicited shock and anger...

August 25, 2016 - 10:02am
21 hours 27 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 13 people are dead after an hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan.

The attack ended early today at the campus on the outskirts of Kabul.

It underscored how militants are able to stage large-scale attacks -- even in the country's capital -- despite efforts by the Afghan authorities to improve security.

Afghan authorities say the dead included seven students and one...

August 25, 2016 - 9:55am
20 hours 27 min ago

MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish town has come under fire for alleged cruelty to animals after a video showing young calves being taunted, stabbed and eventually killed in the town's festival was much criticized on social media.

The town of Valmojado, located southwest of Madrid, issued a statement Thursday defending the spectacle as a legitimate part of Spain's bullfighting culture. It said the video had been manipulated and misrepresented the event earlier this month....

August 25, 2016 - 9:53am
16 hours 17 min ago

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

The United Nations refugee chief is urging Greece to improve shelter quality, sanitation and security in some of its refugee camps.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi says camp conditions pose severe security risks to their most vulnerable residents, particularly women and children. He says European Union countries should...

August 25, 2016 - 9:40am
22 hours 7 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — A former manager of a home for asylum-seekers in Germany has been charged with raping a Syrian woman.

Johannes Kamp, a spokesman for the state court in the western town of Arnsberg, said Thursday that the 50-year-old Dutch citizen has been in custody since mid-June. He said an indictment has now been filed against the man, who is a resident in Germany, but it's not clear when the case will go to trial.

The man met the 22-year-old woman...

August 25, 2016 - 9:15am
22 hours 17 min ago

PARIS (AP) — The mayors of London and Paris are criticizing local French bans of body-covering burkini swimsuits, saying women should wear what they want to the beach.

Burkini bans in several French coastal towns this summer have prompted a debate in France and outrage among many people abroad.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the city's first Muslim mayor, said during a visit to Paris on Thursday, "I appreciate that there is a state of emergency in France...

August 25, 2016 - 8:56am
21 hours 27 min ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The National Olympic Committee of Kenya was disbanded by the government on Thursday and an investigation launched into alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The problems faced by the team in Rio damaged the morale of athletes, Kenya sports minister Hassan Wario said.

Those problems included a new doping scandal, ineligible athletes, missing plane tickets, and bad blood between the athletics...

August 25, 2016 - 8:46am
23 hours 7 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense ministry says President Vladimir Putin has announced snap military drills on land and in the Black and Caspian Seas.

The ministry said in a statement Thursday that the drills began at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) Moscow time in Russia's southern, western and central military districts where troops have been put on combat alert.

The drills which will last until the end of the month will involve a variety of troops, from...

August 25, 2016 - 8:41am
23 hours 7 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — Three people have been wounded in an armed standoff in eastern Germany between police and members of a group that denies the legitimacy of the modern German state.

Police spokeswoman Ulrike Diener says the shootout happened while some 100 officers tried to enforce an eviction order Thursday against a 41-year-old "Reich citizen" in Reuden, about 20 kilometers south of Leipzig.

Members of the Reich Citizens' Movement refuse to acknowledge...

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