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  • Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s firebrand interior minister threatened Sunday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini demanded that other European countries take in the migrants after his Maltese counterpart, Michael Farrugia, insisted that the “only solution” […]
  • Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan’s economy

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday that the country is in the worst economic condition it has seen and pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds. In his first televised speech, and a day after he was sworn in, Khan promised reforms across all fields. […]
  • Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

    LONDON (AP) — The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc without an agreement on future […]
  • Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight, authorities said Sunday. Seif Eddin Mustafa was transferred to Egyptian custody and flown back to Egypt late Saturday, where prosecutors […]
  • 800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

    CHENGANNUR, India (AP) — Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas. The downpours that started Aug. 8 have triggered floods and landslides and caused homes and […]
  • German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman’s claim about IS man

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee’s claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him. The case of 19-year-old Ashwaq Haji Hami made headlines this week after she was quoted telling the Iraqi-Kurdish news […]
  • Indonesia’s Lombok island jolted by multiple quakes

    SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Strong earthquakes jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing power blackouts, landslides and damage to buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow quake late Sunday evening was measured at magnitude 6.9 by the U.S. Geological […]
  • ‘Dream or reality?’ Koreans to meet after decades apart

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the […]
  • Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants in border town

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima attacked Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local storeowner was robbed, stabbed and beaten in an assault blamed on four migrants, authorities said. Pacaraima, in the northern jungle state of Roraima, is a major border crossing with Venezuela, where economic and political […]
  • Movement encourages Argentines to quit Catholic church

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Buenos Aires on Saturday to oppose the influence of religion on Argentine politics and encourage people to quit the Roman Catholic Church in the wake of a Senate vote not to legalize some abortions. The event, called “Collective Apostasy,” centered on a signature drive for […]