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Thai police detain a Turkish citizen 'likely involved' with a bomb attack in Bangkok on Aug 17 that killed 20 people and wounded scores more
An Egyptian court sentences three Al-Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt
A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says
The Yemeni army has recruited 4,800 southern fighters following a presidential decision to integrate loyalist militiamen who helped push Iran-backed rebels out of second city Aden, a military official said Aug. 28
The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet.
Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the southeast without government accreditation, security sources say
A billboard in central Tel Aviv announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy that met with disbelief and curiosity turned out to be a hoax, organizers of the eye-catching stunt have said.
Greece geared up for its fifth election in six years with a poll on Aug. 28 showing leftist leader Alexis Tsipras in the lead for re-election despite a wave of defections from his Syriza party.
Turkish jets will soon fly alongside U.S.-led coalition aircrafts in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Pentagon official said on Aug. 27
VIENNA - Agence France-Presse
Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck on Aug. 27, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe's migrant crisis.
SOFIA – Agence Frence-Presse
Bulgaria’s army stepped in on Aug. 25 to buttress the southwestern border with Macedonia, which has been hit in recent days by an unprecedented influx of migrants.
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
At least 30 people died on Aug. 27 when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country's coast guard said.
Tutu expected out of hospital next week: family
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is expected to be discharged from hospital by the end of next week, his daughter said Aug. 27, as his health improves under treatment for a persistent infection
Child bomber kills up to six in northeast Nigeria
A child bomber killed up to six people on Aug. 25 outside a bus station in the heartland of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.
BEIRUT – Reuters
BAKU - Anadolu Agency
At least five Armenian troops have been killed in border clashes with Azerbaijani soldiers, said Azerbaijani officials on Aug. 24.
BOGOTA - Agence France-Presse
Gunman in Virginia TV shooting had history of workplace issues
The gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Aug. 26 was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.
Two Virginia television journalists fatally shot in on-air attack
Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Aug. 26 morning while conducting a live television interview, the station said.
KYIV - Reuters
Fighting flared between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in two separate parts of eastern Ukraine overnight with several civilians killed by shelling, Ukrainian police and separatist sources said on Aug. 17
KHOGYANI, Afghanistan - Agence France-Presse
ISIL had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less scarred by sectarianism mean the extremists have so far failed to repeat their Middle Eastern breakthrough.
POCHEON - Agence France-Presse
South Korean and U.S. troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on Aug. 28, including a simulated mechanized assault deep into North Korean territory just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.
US will be isolated if it rejects Iran deal: UN envoy
The United States will be isolated on the world stage and its influence diminished if Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to the United Nations has warned.
UN chief says 422,000 besieged Syrians got no UN aid in July
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused all parties in the Syrian conflict of “indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks” on civilians and said the U.N. and its partners couldn’t deliver food to 422,000 people in besieged areas in July
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