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South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat

August 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy. Kiir signed the agreement in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders. Kiir [&hellip...

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Colombian garbage collector rescues books for children

August 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children. Gutierrez started rescuing books from the trash almost 20 years ago, when he was...

Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court

August 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial. The court in...

Hezbollah throws weight behind protests, deepening crisis

August 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  BEIRUT (AP) — The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government’s resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital...

South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal

August 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they’ve been threatening each other...

Safari guide killed by lion in Zimbabwe

August 25, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A lion has killed a safari guide who was tracking wildlife with a group of tourists in a game reserve in Zimbabwe. Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said Quinn Swales was in Hwange National Park when he spotted six lions, one which...

Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia

August 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border...

Police say 7 dead after jet in UK airshow crashes into road

August 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road Saturday, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said. The Hawker Hunter fighter jet, which was participating in the Shoreham Airshow...

Rival Koreas restart talks, pull back from brink _ for now

August 23, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed a second round of talks that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula. The first round of marathon talks on...

Guatemala detains ex-VP in graft case, seeks president probe

August 21, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti was detained Friday in connection with a customs corruption scandal that led to her resignation, and prosecutors announced they are seeking to investigate President Otto Perez Molina in the...