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Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:09am

Thai police have handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana to be used for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication.

Turkish court rejects compensation for Die Welt journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:52am

A Turkish court has rejected a German-Turkish journalist's request for compensation for his year-long imprisonment in Turkey.

The Latest: Migrant rescue ship heads toward France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:19am

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Ex-Macron aide shows off with gun amid president's campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:55am

A French investigative website has published photos of a former security aide of President Emmanuel Macron posing with a gun in a fun photo with a waitress during a campaign stop weeks ahead of the May 2017 election — without any known authorization to be armed.

Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:53am

A Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions.

WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:33am

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a "perfect storm" leading Congo's latest Ebola outbreak to spread.

Pope acknowledges sex abuse scandals driving people away, says it must change to keep young faithful

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:33am

Pope acknowledges sex abuse scandals driving people away, says it must change to keep young faithful.

Greece: 400 asylum-seekers moved out of crowded island camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:19am

About 400 asylum-seekers who had been held in the severely overcrowded Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have arrived in Greece's main port of Piraeus to be transferred to other camps and residences on the mainland.

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:01am

China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply.

Bahrain prosecutors charge 169 over alleged militant ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:00am

Prosecutors in Bahrain say they have launched a mass prosecution of 169 defendants suspected of being part of a militant group they refer to as the "Bahraini Hezbollah."

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:37am

An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in Iran.

Sweden's center-left PM loses confidence vote

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:17am

Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority.

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:49am

A Pakistani government official says gunmen have shot and killed a policeman assigned to protect polio workers in the country's northwest.

Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bail

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:47am

President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress was arrested Tuesday after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an unprecedented legal move the senator called a blow to democracy.

Watchdog accuses Yemen rebels of taking hostages, torture

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:34am

An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention.

Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:04am

As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold.

Kabul mural honors AFP photographer slain in IS bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:00am

Amnesty International and an Afghan art collective unveiled Tuesday a mural in Kabul in the memory of AFP's slain chief Afghanistan photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in April along with eight other reporters in a double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group.

College players getting on court education at World Cup

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:59am

Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:11am

The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country's hunger crisis is worsening beyond the relief effort's already strained capabilities.