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  • Romania: Orthodox synod meets to discuss bishop sex scandal

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Holy Synod of Romania's Orthodox Church is meeting to discuss what action to take against a bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student. The Bishop of Husi, Corneliu ...

  • Pakistan begins drive to register Afghans who fled war

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has launched a registration drive to document the estimated 1 million Afghan nationals who have been living in the country illegally since fleeing war and unrest in the 1980s. Syed Jawad Hussain, the official in ...

  • Man arrested in French car attack that wounded 6 soldiers

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities have detained a man linked to an Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris. It is the first arrest in the case. A judicial official said Thursday the man ...

  • The Latest: China raps Trump aide's remark on 'economic war'

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on White House strategist Steve Bannon (all times local): ___ 5:15 a.m. China has warned "there is no winner in a trade war" after an aide to President Donald Trump advocated a tougher stance ...

  • China warns Washington against 'trade war'

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China has warned "there is no winner in a trade war" after an aide to President Donald Trump called in published comments for a tougher stance toward Beijing. A foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Thursday both ...

  • Austrian police: Sleeping toddler left in car, dies in heat

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say a toddler has been found dead after being left in a car for several hours in during high temperatures. Police official Rainer Fritz says the 19-month boy was found by her 17-year-old mother and ...

  • The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 12 p.m. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim ...

  • ICC orders Mali radical to pay $3.2 million in reparations

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The court in the Netherlands ruled ...

  • UK retail sales grow by a modest 0.3 percent in July

    1 hour ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales in Britain rose by a solid if unspectacular 0.3 percent in July from the month before. The increase was half the rate recorded in June but slightly ahead of market expectations ...

  • 5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii

    1 hour ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team is scouring the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers who were aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. An Army spokesman says another helicopter in the exercise lost visual ...

  • The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A court has overturned the earlier sentences of young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders and sentenced them to ...

  • Israel destroys home of Palestinian who killed officer

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in attacks that killed a young female police officer in Jerusalem. It said troops early Thursday destroyed the West Bank residence of one of the ...

  • The Latest: Dunford: US-SKorea drills not being negotiated

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. will not negotiate away its joint exercises with South Korea as long as the threat of an ...

  • Hong Kong court overturns earlier ruling, sends Joshua Wong, 2 other protest leaders to prison

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong court overturns earlier ruling, sends Joshua Wong, 2 other protest leaders to prison.

  • German state committee votes to lift nationalist's immunity

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A committee of a German state parliament has recommended lifting the immunity of a German nationalist leader so they can pursue an investigation of allegations that she lied under oath. German news agency dpa reported that the ...

  • Man arrested in brief Netherlands hostage-taking

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Dutch police say a man armed with a knife who briefly held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands has been arrested. On their official Twitter feed, Dutch police said the woman was unhurt ...

  • Attorneys for Pulse shooter's wife fighting sanctions

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys representing the wife of the Florida night club shooter could face sanctions by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron on Thursday is asking Noor Salman's attorneys if they violated court rules on the ...

  • Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner. Critics said the same thing two years ago after an avowed ...

  • Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The service ...

  • Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits. It also increases money for thousands serving ...

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