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Police kill armed man who held bus passengers hostage in Rio

August 20, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An armed man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standof... more »»

The Latest: Merkel says Irish border is key Brexit issue

August 20, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local):

5:10 p.m. more »»

Afghans mourn wedding victims, some criticize government

August 20, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday in mosques in Afghanistan's capital for memorials for scores of people killed in a horrific suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding over... more »»

The Latest: Police fatally shoot Rio bus hostage-taker

August 20, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on a hostage taking on a bus in Brazil (all times local):

10:15 a.. more »»

Croatia recalls diplomat from Germany over racist comments

August 20, 2019

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's Foreign Ministry has suspended a senior diplomat whose posts on Facebook have been described as racist. more »»

The Latest: Spain sending warship to escort migrant boat

August 20, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis:

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3:05 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Spain sending warship to collect migrants

August 20, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis:

3:05 p.m. more »»

Greenland leader again rejects Trump buying idea

August 20, 2019

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Greenland has again stolen the limelight when its premier reiterated that the world's largest island is "not for sale" after U.S. more »»

Bosnia's bid to form a new govt fails over divisions on NATO

August 20, 2019

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency failed on Tuesday to break a 10-month deadlock on forming a new government amid deep divisions over the... more »»

Desperate migrants jump off rescue ship, seeking Italy

August 20, 2019

MILAN (AP) — At least 15 more migrants jumped into the sea Tuesday from the Open Arms rescue ship in desperate bids to reach the shores of Italy after 19 days of being on the boat in deterioratin... more »»

German FM 'grateful' for Swedish teen's climate activism

August 20, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he's "grateful" for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's climate protest. more »»

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

August 20, 2019

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. more »»

Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

August 20, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes,... more »»

More migrants jump from rescue ship off Italian island

August 20, 2019

MILAN (AP) — More migrants jumped off the Spanish humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms Tuesday in a desperate bid to reach shore, tantalizingly near after 19 days blocked on board in deteriorating... more »»

Russia decries US missile test, warns of destabilization

August 20, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat has lamented the U.S. test of a type of missile that was banned for decades before both Washington and Moscow quit the treaty earlier this year. more »»

Hong Kong's leader vows to narrow rifts, but no specifics

August 20, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Facing pressure to end months of antigovernment protests, Hong Kong's leader pledged Tuesday to open up dialogue with city residents in an effort to narrow differences. more »»

Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

August 20, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits. more »»

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

August 20, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. more »»

Lam promises work to narrow Hong Kong rifts, no specifics

August 20, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday she's immediately setting up a "communication platform" to narrow differences in the city after months of anti-government protests. more »»

13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos

August 20, 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers crashed in Laos, killing at least 13, officials said Tuesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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