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  • El Salvador officials deactivate powerful car bomb
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 3:52 pm
    El Salvador's defense minister says a powerful car bomb has been found near the country's security ministry and was safely deactivated.
  • Residents take canoes as Venezuela expands border closure
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 3:21 pm
    Venezuelans took to dugout canoes to shop in Colombia on Saturday as a government crackdown on smuggling and migrants cut off access to at least six border crossings key to the life of communities on both sides.
  • Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 3:16 pm
    Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.
  • Lawmakers urge lifting immunity of Guatemalan president
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 3:05 pm
    A legislative commission on Saturday urged Guatemala's congress to lift President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case that has already seen his former vice president jailed and much of his cabinet resign.
  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 2:29 pm
    An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.
  • IS cracks down on western Iraqi town after rare protest
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 1:16 pm
    Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.
  • Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 1:04 pm
    Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.
  • Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 1:01 pm
    Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court.
  • Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 12:36 pm
    Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.
  • Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 12:08 pm
    A court in Burkina Faso on Saturday rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting threats of a boycott of the vote in October.
  • 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 12:08 pm
    At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.
  • The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 11:57 am
    Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):
  • Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 10:44 am
    A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.
  • Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 10:28 am
    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.
  • Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 9:48 am
    Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.