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Turks join allies, send jets on raids into Syria

posted: 08/30/2015 6:01 a.m. Discuss

Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced Saturday.

Global ring blamed in 71 migrant deaths

posted: 08/30/2015 5:50 a.m. Discuss

The smugglers responsible for driving 71 migrants to their deaths in the back of a cramped, unventilated truck in Austria were part of an international syndicate that has been a subject of multiple criminal investigations, a European law enforcement official said Saturday.

In the news

posted: 08/30/2015 5:48 a.m. Discuss

Michael Dukakis, the one-time Democratic presidential nominee, scoffed at a Draft Dukakis campaign on Twitter to get the former Massachusetts governor into the 2016 race, telling The Boston Globe that he and his wife "are supporting Hillary."

Migrants stay in touch

posted: 08/30/2015 5:42 a.m. Discuss

The tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Balkans in recent weeks need food, water and shelter, just like the millions displaced by war the world over. But there is also one other thing they swear they cannot live without: a smartphone charging station.

Names and faces

posted: 08/30/2015 5:40 a.m. Discuss

The wife and children of Robin Williams have agreed to meet this week to discuss how they can resolve disagreements over the late actor's estate.

Drones spell retirement for venerable U-2

posted: 08/30/2015 5:36 a.m. Discuss

Maj. David Brill squeezes into a bulky yellow spacesuit, lowers a fishbowl-size helmet onto his head and readies himself for a flight into the stratosphere.

News shows

posted: 08/30/2015 5:30 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows:

Al-Jazeera's 3 sentenced to 3-year terms in Egypt

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison on charges of broadcasting without a license and "spreading false news."

Thais say bomb suspect held

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

Thai police arrested a foreign man over a deadly explosion in central Bangkok almost two weeks ago, after discovering bomb-making materials during a search of an apartment in the capital Saturday.

Dominica assesses damage after storm

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba.

Trash, protests build up in Beirut

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

Waving red, white and green Lebanese flags, thousands of people poured into a major square in downtown Beirut on Saturday, staging the largest of the demonstrations that began several days ago over garbage piling up in the streets of the city.

The world in brief: Iranian against lawmaker vote on deal

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that he opposes a parliamentary vote on the nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.

Europeans make push to improve train safety

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack Aug. 21 on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.

Fighting resumes on Syrian border

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

A cease-fire between a coalition of Syrian rebels and Hezbollah fighters in a Syrian border town and two northern Shiite villages collapsed Saturday for the second time this month amid rare Iranian-mediated talks.

Taliban kill Afghan officials in 3 attacks in south

posted: 08/30/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

Taliban insurgents killed three prominent local government officials and at least nine other people in three separate attacks in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.

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