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27 min ago Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums
In landmark trial, former teacher expressed remorse for overseeing rebels’ devastation in Mali.
27 min ago US military says it kills 4 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia
The U.S. military says it has killed four al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defense.
27 min ago Women leaders urge UN chief to press for Korea peace treaty
Women leaders from 38 countries urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday to fulfill a promise he made in 2007 to start a peace process that would turn the armistice that ended the Korean war into a peace treaty before his term ends on Dec. 31.
27 min ago Puerto Rico frees 3 men convicted of murder in 1995
Three men who spent more than 20 years in prison for murder were freed Tuesday in a historic ruling after new tests found none of their DNA on evidence in a case that captivated the U.S. territory.
27 min ago Confidential UN report details South Sudan threats, violence
The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance 15 times at checkpoints in the capital, Juba. The Aug. 2 journey, which usually takes 15 minutes, lasted nearly two hours.
27 min ago Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies
With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City.
3 hours ago Gabon’s President Bongo sworn in after disputed elections
Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been sworn in for a second seven-year term keeping his family’s dynasty in place for decades after winning re-election by a slim margin in a disputed vote.
3 hours ago Catholic charity to sell Pope Francis’ cars used in Poland
Three identical cars that Pope Francis used during his July visit to Poland are being auctioned online by a Catholic Church charity to fund support for Syrian refugees and Polish people in need.
3 hours ago Helicopter crash off Angola kills 4, Chevron says
Chevron says four people were killed when a helicopter crashed on the way to an oil facility off the coast of Angola.
3 hours ago India to not participate in regional summit in Pakistan
India’s foreign ministry says New Delhi will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations to be held in Islamabad in November.
3 hours ago Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.
3 hours ago Trump and Clinton didn't discuss Aleppo once during last night's presidential debate
It was not the only ignored foreign policy issue.
3 hours ago The tangled escapades of 'Germany's James Bond,' now on trial for tax evasion
Werner Mauss was a longtime undercover agent for German authorities.
3 hours ago U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of 'racial terrorism,' says U.N. panel
Its recommendations will likely be ignored by Washington.
3 hours ago Shimon Peres ‘fighting for his life’ while family gathers at Tel Aviv hospital
The former Israeli president suffered a massive stroke two weeks ago.
3 hours ago WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
6 hours ago Strong winds from typhoon hit Taiwan, killing at least 4
Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a massive typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260, officials said.
6 hours ago Britain’s Johnson: Rude poem was not brought up in Turkey
Visiting Turkey, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Tuesday that his hosts had not brought up the controversy caused by a rude poem he composed mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
6 hours ago Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project
German data protection authorities on Tuesday ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.
6 hours ago Central Europe sees anti-immigration fervor, no migrants
Together, Hungary and the Czech Republic took in just around 1,000 asylum-seekers last year. Still, rallying cries against migration have dominated the debates ahead of upcoming ballots in the two Central European countries.
6 hours ago EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army
European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters.
6 hours ago UK amusement park firm fined $6.5M for roller coaster crash
The owner of Britain’s Alton Towers amusement park has been fined 5 million pounds ($6.5 million) for a roller coaster crash that left five people seriously injured.
6 hours ago WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
6 hours ago Trump's DNC hacking defense sounds a lot like Putin's DNC hacking defense
Putin and Trump both deflect the question of who was behind the hacks to their content
6 hours ago Did Trump really suggest that China should invade North Korea?
Asking China to lean on North Korea is not exactly a new policy.
6 hours ago Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton didn't discuss Aleppo once as the city faced another day of carnage
It was not the only ignored foreign policy issue.
6 hours ago Iraq: IS bombings in Baghdad kill at least 17 civilians
Separate suicide bombings ripped through busy commercial areas in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians, officials said.
6 hours ago Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter
Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are “wiped out.”
6 hours ago International court convicts Islamist militant for destroying historical sites in Timbuktu
The unprecedented war crimes ruling opens the way for possible future cases against the Islamic State.
9 hours ago Netanyahu: Both presidential candidates will support Israel
Israel’s leader says American support for his country will remain strong regardless of who is elected president in November.