• August 26, 2016


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N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test.

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

PARIS (AP) — France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims.

Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales and his political opponents traded recriminations Friday over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a highway.

US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia said Friday they had resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge a comprehensive agreement on stepping up cooperation to end the brutal war that has killed hundreds of thousands.

UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterated its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.

Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A photograph of a crying elderly Canadian couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different scare homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together, has received international attention.

Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims

ROME (AP) — Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit hometown of the hearty dish.

Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege

DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial campaign that has left the area in ruins.

Survival of quake victims depends on many factors

NEW YORK (AP) — How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.

Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers acknowledged Friday they might not find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake as they confronted a new obstacle to their recovery work: a powerful aftershock that damaged two key access bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to isolate it.

The Latest: Death toll rises to 281 in Italian earthquake

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

Shouts, charges of 'stupidity,' at Brazil president's trial

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A trial against Brazil's president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared "stupidity is endless" and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body's moral authority.

The Latest: Valls: Burkini ruling won't end vital debate

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the ruling by France's top administrative court on burkini bans (all times local):

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday.

Brits, Romanians among the foreigners killed in Italy quake

SOMMATI, Italy (AP) — Most of the victims of this week's earthquake were Italians, but among the dead were also one Spaniard, eight Romanians as well as three British citizens who were killed in the devastated hamlet Sommati near hard-hit Amatrice.

The Latest: UN and Red Cross head to suburb being evacuated

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

Canada restores its traditional UN peacekeeping role

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government said Friday it will restore the country's traditional U.N. peacekeeping role by providing up to 600 soldiers for missions around the world.

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead

TORONTO (AP) — A 35-year-old Toronto man was charged Friday with murder in the deaths of three people who suffered from what appeared to be crossbow wounds.

Turkey unveils 3rd Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul.

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with missing stray dog

LONDON (AP) — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

AP Explains: The trial to remove Brazil's president

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Senate on Friday began the second day of deliberations in a trial to decide whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. While the formal accusations against Rousseff are related to her management of the federal budget, the leadership fight involves much more. The Associated Press explains how we got to this point and how the trial is likely to play out.