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Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate in Spain's Canary Islands

August 18, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Around 4,000 people were evacuated Sunday because of wildfires that, for the second time in a week, ravaged the countryside of one of Spain's Canary Islands. more »»

Hundreds of thousands turn out for peaceful HK protest

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where... more »»

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island

August 18, 2019

ROME (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister has refused to let... more »»

Rescue workers try to free 2 trapped cavers in Poland

August 18, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave in southern Poland. more »»

Massive turnout at march in latest Hong Kong protest

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy... more »»

Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease

August 18, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Restrictions continued in much of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown... more »»

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

August 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. more »»

Russian opposition figure re-arrested upon jail release

August 18, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure has been detained by police immediately after leaving a jail where he had served two sentences connected to protests in Moscow. more »»

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

August 18, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. more »»

Demolition levels UK power plant once named a top eyesore

August 18, 2019

LONDON (AP) — A British power station once voted one of the country's ugliest sights has been mostly destroyed in a controlled demolition. more »»

Tens of thousands march in latest Hong Kong protest

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy... more »»

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

August 18, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials... more »»

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

August 18, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous and violent protest... more »»

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for latest rally

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have... more »»

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for new rally

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters Sunday as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations... more »»

Hong Kong protester organizer hopes for peace at new rally

August 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Sunday for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese... more »»

Afghan officials: Suicide attack at wedding hall kills 63

August 18, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials... more »»

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

August 18, 2019

PARIS (AP) — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. more »»

The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

August 18, 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local):

2:45 a.m. more »»

China condemns US lawmakers' support for Hong Kong protests

August 18, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — A spokesman for China's ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. more »»

 
 

 

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