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  • Spain officials dismiss 'gag-law' fine for woman over photo
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:44 am
    Authorities say a woman who posted a photograph on social media of a police car parked in a disabled parking space did not break the much-criticized new Public Security Law -- known as the "gag law" -- and will not be fined.
  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:44 am
    The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday.
  • 21 parties register for Portugal's general election Oct. 4
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:24 am
    Portugal's National Election Commission says 21 parties, some in coalitions, will field candidates in the Oct. 4 general election.
  • London Underground delays plans for 24-hour subway service
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:20 am
    London Underground has delayed plans to start a 24-hour subway service on weekends, allowing more time for talks with unions demanding better pay and conditions.
  • Ukrainian official says 7 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 4:08 am
    A Ukrainian official says seven government troops have been killed and 13 injured in the past 24 hours, a day after the warring sides said they had agreed to a cease-fire starting next week.
  • China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:56 am
    Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the country's worst industrial disaster in recent years.
  • EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:36 am
    The European Union's outgoing envoy to the Palestinian territories says the 28-nation bloc is moving forward with measures against Jewish West Bank settlements.
  • Hong Kong teen protest leader Joshua Wong faces new charges
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:24 am
    Hong Kong police charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong on Thursday for his role last year in storming government headquarters, which helped trigger 79 days of pro-democracy street occupations that gripped the Asian financial center.
  • 2 Belarus opposition figures pull out of presidential vote
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 3:08 am
    Two prominent potential candidates in Belarus' presidential election are pulling out, alleging that a free and fair vote is impossible under longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko.
  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 2:52 am
    Chinese state media say 45 people in the far west region of Xinjiang have been jailed on terrorism-related charges, including two people convicted of organizing illegal border crossings.
  • Finns say Russian after detained upon US request
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 2:48 am
    Finnish officials say a Russian citizen has been detained in Finland on an international arrest warrant issued by the United States.
  • European police break up Nigerian gang trafficking cocaine
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 2:28 am
    European police say 10 people have been arrested and cocaine seized across the continent in an international operation against a Nigerian drug trafficking gang.
  • Christian lawyer taken away in China region removing crosses
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 1:48 am
    A well-known Chinese Christian lawyer had been out of contact for almost two days after being taken away by government workers in an eastern province where local authorities are under a deadline to remove the Christian symbol, the cross, from church roofs, his colleague said Thursday.
  • New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 1:36 am
    They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion.
  • Philippine economy grew 5.6 pct in the second quarter
    Associated Press | August 27, 2015 12:12 am
    The Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, slightly below the government's target, officials said Thursday.