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  • City hall in Ukraine's Kiev cancels school amid heat wave
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:24 am
    The city hall in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Thursday scrapped classes at schools and pre-schools until the end of the week amid a record-breaking heat wave and peat-bog fires.
  • Australian leader causes offense by comparing IS with Nazis
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:16 am
    Australia's prime minister angered some Jewish leaders on Thursday by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II.
  • China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:12 am
    With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat.
  • Hungary announces migrant crackdown on the Serbia border
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:08 am
    Hungary plans to deploy the military at its southern border with Serbia as part of a crackdown on migrants and human traffickers and blames Germany for the massive influx through its territory.
  • Rival factions hold new talks in Geneva over Libya's future
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 2:08 am
    Envoys from Libya's rival factions are arriving in Geneva for talks aimed at forming a unity government in the chaotic north African country.
  • Out of the sunroof, and the office: Glimpses of China parade
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 1:40 am
    Brief looks at China's massive parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II:
  • UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 1:21 am
    United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country.
  • French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 1:12 am
    More than 1,000 tractors -- and a few cows -- descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.
  • Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 11:28 pm
    South Korean prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March.
  • Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 11:24 pm
    A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday.
  • Bangkok security looks more serious in deadly bombing's wake
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 10:21 pm
    Bangkok's laid-back, anything-goes vibe has toughened a bit in the aftermath of last month's deadly bombing in the heart of the city.
  • China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 10:04 pm
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.
  • China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 9:45 pm
    China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.
  • Guatemala prosecutor gets judge's order to detain president
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 9:01 pm
    Guatemala's attorney general says a judge has granted her request for an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in connection with a government corruption case that has thrown the country into turmoil.
  • UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 7:44 pm
    Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.