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Huge Malaysia rally for Najib’s resignation enters 2nd day

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully. The protesters camped overnight wearing yellow shirts of the Bersih movement — the [&hellip...

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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting “false news,” sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech...

Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

August 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  PARIS (AP) — Europe’s rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world’s fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID. The man who plotted to attack...

7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill

August 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals. The...

Europe’s migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

August 29, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two...

CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE, Associated Press

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which...

IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said. They said the bomber drove his explosives-laden...

Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was...

French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France’s biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people. After the...

Rousseff faces ‘political suicide bomber,’ removal threat

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren’t rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she’s now...