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4 German children born to IS to return home from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:37am

An official in the Syrian Kurdish-led administration in the country's northeast says four German children, including an ill toddler, fathered by Islamic State militants have been handed over to Germany.

Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:40am

Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties.

Rescue group proposes flying blocked migrants to Spain

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:38am

A charity on Monday suggested chartering a plane to fly to Spain 107 migrants blocked off the coast of Italy aboard its boat, to end a stalemate with the Italian interior minister, who won't let private rescue boats into his nation's ports.

Few demonstrators turn up for Zimbabwe protest in Bulawayo

Tendai Marima, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:42am

Few people have turned up for an opposition protest in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city, on Monday as armed police maintained heavy presence on the streets and at a courthouse where the opposition is pressing to be allowed to hold the demonstration.

The Latest: At least 66 hurt in eastern Afghanistan blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:28am

The Latest on attacks in Afghanistan (all times local):

Rescuers use explosives to seek 2 cavers trapped in Poland

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:23am

Dozens of rescuers have been working around the clock in southern Poland to find two missing spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave, using explosives to widen underground passages to help in the search.

Wildfire on Canary Islands forces 8,000 people to evacuate

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:14am

An out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 8,000 people, authorities said.

Storms cause travel chaos, large-scale damage in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:56am

A series of summer storms that uprooted trees and blew over power lines has disrupted rail and road travel across parts of southern and central Germany.

Psychiatric patient kills 5 others in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:52am

Authorities in Romania say a patient at a psychiatric hospital has beaten to death five other patients with a drip stand and wounded several more.

Sudan protesters, army postpone announcement on ruling body

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:06am

Sudan's ruling military council said on Monday the country's pro-democracy movement has asked for a delay on the announcement of a joint ruling body because of last-minute, internal disputes over the opposition appointees.

Turkey says airstrikes target Turkish army convoy in Syria

Albert Aji and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:40am

Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria on Monday killing 3 civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, but there was no word on Turkish casualties.

UK lawyer to join British teen's team in Cyprus rape case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:38am

Court proceedings against a 19 year-old British woman who faces a public nuisance charge for falsely accusing 12 Israelis of rape have been adjourned until Aug. 27 in order to give her new legal team time to prepare their defense.

General accused of war abuses named Sri Lanka's army chief

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:33am

Sri Lanka's president on Monday appointed a general accused of grave human rights abuses in the final stages of Sri Lanka's long civil war as the country's new army chief.

Lead scrubbed from Paris streets as Notre Dame work resumes

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:18am

Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral returned Monday to the Paris site for the first time in nearly a month, this time wearing disposable underwear and other protective gear after a delay prompted by fears of lead contamination.

Danish PM: Trump's idea of buying Greenland is 'absurd'

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:14am

Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is "an absurd discussion," Denmark's prime minister said.

Putin, Macron to meet for French-Russian talks before G-7

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:04am

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world's major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union.

Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:02am

Britain's Prince Andrew has rejected renewed suggestions he may have been involved in the alleged sex crimes of his one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein.

German, Hungarian leaders commemorate '89 freedom picnic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:09am

The leaders of Hungary and Germany sought to strike a conciliatory note Monday, largely setting aside the frostier tones that have dominated their recent relations as they commemorated the 30th anniversary of a key moment in Cold War history.

Protesters burn parliament building in Indonesia's Papua

Laode Mursidin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:05am

Thousands of people in Indonesia's West Papua province set fire to a local parliament building on Monday in a protest sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted students from neighboring Papua province, officials said.