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Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

posted: 08/29/2015 3:33 p.m. Discuss

BANGKOK — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.

Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal

posted: 08/29/2015 1:12 p.m. Discuss

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

Al-Jazeera vows to free journalists in Egypt

posted: 08/29/2015 9:44 a.m. Discuss

CAIRO — The lawyer for Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste says his three-year jail sentence in Egypt is "unjust" and "plainly political."

In the news

posted: 08/29/2015 5:35 a.m. Discuss

Victoria Yillia, 20, believed to be the first person to survive Ebola in Sierra Leone, where she lost 21 members of her family to the disease, gave birth to a healthy son just a few minutes’ walk from the ward where last year she nearly died.

EU to talk rail security measures

posted: 08/29/2015 5:35 a.m. Discuss

Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.

Radar said to show WWII 'gold train'

posted: 08/29/2015 5:33 a.m. Discuss

A Polish official said Friday that he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.

Iraqi cleric presses for government changes

posted: 08/29/2015 5:31 a.m. Discuss

Iraq's top Shiite cleric said Friday that the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation.

Kashmir border gunfire kills 9 civilians

posted: 08/29/2015 5:29 a.m. Discuss

Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/29/2015 5:26 a.m. Discuss

The International Atomic Energy Agency struck a side deal to allow Iran to use its own inspectors to investigate the nuclear activities at Parchin, a military site where nuclear weapons work may have occurred, and report its findings back to the energy agency. An Associated Press story about the deal in the Aug. 20 editions incorrectly described the nature of the Parchin site.

Obama likens tension with Israel to family feud

posted: 08/29/2015 5:19 a.m. Comment 1

President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented.

Truck's deaths reach 71 in Austria

posted: 08/29/2015 5:03 a.m. Discuss

Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

Koreas cooled down, Kim fires officials

posted: 08/29/2015 5:03 a.m. Discuss

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials after a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday.

Storm Erika ebbs but leaves 20 dead on island

posted: 08/29/2015 5:02 a.m. Discuss

Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it caused a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

The world in brief: China holds 2 news execs in bribe case

posted: 08/29/2015 5:01 a.m. Discuss

Two executives of the online arm of People's Daily, the newspaper that speaks for the Chinese Communist Party, have been detained on suspicion of taking bribes, state investigators said Friday.

As markets slump, China in cross hairs of GOP candidates

posted: 08/29/2015 5:01 a.m. Comments 2

Spurred by the stock market's wild ride this week, Republican presidential candidates lashed out at China, the world's most populous nation.

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