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September 5, 2015 - 6:27am
7 min 40 sec ago

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lauded the renewed cease-fire in the east, saying that not a single Ukrainian soldier has died in fighting this week.

The military conflict in Ukraine's industrial heartland has left more than 6,800 dead and despite a cease-fire declared in February artillery strikes from both sides were still a daily occurrence when both parties pledged last week to finally implement the truce starting Sept. 1....

September 5, 2015 - 6:19am
7 min 40 sec ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say tension and anti-government protests have spread in a southern Syrian province following the death of a prominent cleric in explosions that claimed the lives of 25 others.

Activists said Saturday that protesters destroyed the statute of late Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad in the city of Sweida and besieged security offices, holding the government responsible for the death of Sheikh Wahid Balous a day earlier. Syria's official news agency said...

September 5, 2015 - 6:01am
7 min 40 sec ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they're looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri said Saturday that authorities will seek an arrest warrant soon for a man who shared an apartment with a suspect who was arrested a week ago when a police raid found bomb-making materials in his room. Prawut said the man's nationality was unknown.

The arrested...

September 5, 2015 - 4:18am
7 min 40 sec ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has opened a conference of donors to his country's reconstruction after almost 40 years of war, telling them he has made progress on a range of major challengers including security and corruption.

The Senior Officials Meeting is a gathering of delegates from the international community, including non-government organizations that support Afghanistan's economic, security and social reconstruction....

September 5, 2015 - 4:08am
7 min 40 sec ago

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.

The elections were seen as an important test of the popularity of the Islamist-led government which came to power after the pro-democracy demonstrations of the 2011 Arab Spring.

The councils manage local...

September 5, 2015 - 2:28am
7 min 40 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fleet of Hungarian buses has delivered more than 1,000 migrants to the border of Austria, where charity workers have offered the surprised newcomers beds, hot tea and a warm welcome.

Saturday's pre-dawn move eases immediate pressure on Hungary, which has struggled to manage the flow of thousands of migrants arriving daily from non-EU member Serbia. Officials warn that the human tide south of Hungary is still rising.

Hungary...

September 5, 2015 - 1:36am
7 min 40 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — After misery, delivery.

More than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia arrived before dawn Saturday on Hungary's border with Austria.

The migrants had spent hours marching through Hungary toward Western Europe, until they boarded scores of buses provided by the Hungarian government. The breakthrough became possible when Austria announced that it and Germany would take the migrants on humanitarian grounds....

September 5, 2015 - 12:32am
1 hour 37 min ago

COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.

Tima Kurdi said through tears outside her home in Coquitlam, British Columbia, that she plans to help her brother, Abdullah, and her other siblings immigrate to the country she made home more than two decades ago.

She says Abdullah isn't ready...

September 4, 2015 - 10:26pm
2 hours 27 min ago

NARAHA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese town of Naraha near the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is marking a fresh start since the 2011 tsunami by lifting an evacuation order and inviting its 7,400 residents to return.

Naraha was the first among seven municipalities forced to evacuate entirely due to radiation contamination following a massive earthquake and tsunami that sent the reactors into meltdown.

The government says radiation levels in...

September 4, 2015 - 7:32pm
2 hours 37 min ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Diplomats say the United Nations Security Council is discussing imposing sanctions on two more South Sudanese individuals for continuing to fuel the conflict in the world's newest nation.

The council called for an immediate end to fighting in a statement after a closed-door meeting Friday and again threatened sanctions if the government and opposition don't fully implement the peace agreement they recently signed.

The diplomats...

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