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  • Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:42 am
    The former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic, who went on trial at the Holy See this summer for alleged sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, according to initial autopsy results, the Vatican said Saturday.
  • The Latest: Al-Jazeera vows to free journalists in Egypt
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:40 am
    Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
  • Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:34 am
    Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
  • AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:34 am
    Brass bands played and people passed out fruit and cookies as hundreds of thousands of Hindu holy men and believers plunged into the Godavari River to wash away their sins on the first "royal" day of bathing at one of the world's largest religious gatherings.
  • Rights group urges inquiry into Lebanon protest dispersal
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:24 am
    The London-based rights group Amnesty International is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations that security forces have used excessive force to disperse rallies protesting the government failure to deal with garbage piling in the streets.
  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:20 am
    An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
  • 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:13 am
    At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday.
  • The latest on Bangkok blast: Police find bomb-making parts
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:12 am
    The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):
  • China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 5:08 am
    China's legislature on Saturday approved a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates such as war veterans or juveniles released.
  • Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 4:49 am
    Tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns defiantly held a major rally in the capital Saturday to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
  • Court nixes assembly ban in German town hit by violence
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 4:49 am
    Germany's highest court has overturned a weekend ban on assemblies in an eastern town where anti-foreigner violence a week ago shook the country.
  • Chad gives death sentences to 10 Boko Haram members
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 4:41 am
    Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives, Chad's prosecutor said.
  • Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions leave 5 dead
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 4:20 am
    Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions left at least five dead in southern Afghanistan, a top official with the insurgent group said Saturday as its members meet in Pakistan to resolve a leadership crisis following the death of its former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
  • French soldier killed in accidental shooting in Mali
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 4:16 am
    France's defense ministry says a French soldier deployed in Mali has died after being accidentally shot by a fellow soldier at a military camp.
  • Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 4:08 am
    Thai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner Saturday with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.