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08/20/2018 -  Reuters journalists face verdict next week on Myanmar secrets charges - 08:07 PM

The judge in the trial of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar on accusations of obtaining secret state documents said on Monday he will deliver his verdict on Aug. 27, in a case seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.


08/20/2018 -  At least eight dead in surge of white-water creek in Italy - 07:45 PM

At least eight people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when the level of a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream, officials said.


08/20/2018 -  Six dead as Brazilian soldiers swarm Rio slums in anti-drug assault - 07:31 PM

At least five civilians and one soldier died in shootouts in northern Rio de Janeiro on Monday, the army said, as thousands of Brazilian soldiers swept into slums in pursuit of drug gangs, trapping terrified residents in their homes.


08/20/2018 -  China nabs 26 suspected tomb robbers, recovers valuable relics - 07:31 PM

China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday.


08/20/2018 -  Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to Catholics - 06:59 PM

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups.


08/20/2018 -  Accused Russian in U.S. faces 'borderline torture': Moscow - 06:43 PM

Russia accused the United States of trying to break the spirit in jail of Maria Butina, a woman U.S. authorities say is a Russian government agent, and complained she was being subjected to "borderline torture."


08/20/2018 -  Spanish police treat attempted knife attack as terrorist act - 06:28 PM

A man, wielding a knife and uttering the word "Allah" lunged at an officer in a police station near Barcelona, Spain, on Monday in what police said was a terrorist act, and was shot dead.


08/20/2018 -  Talks with India the way forward, says Pakistan's new foreign minister - 06:00 PM

Dialogue is the only way forward for ties between Pakistan and India, the foreign minister in Islamabad said on Monday, fuelling hopes of a thaw in relations between the arch-foes following Imran Khan's July election victory.


08/20/2018 -  Italy allows docking of ship with migrants, ends standoff with Malta - 05:33 PM

Italy will let its coastguard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued five days ago dock in Sicily, ending a standoff with Malta, its transport minister said on Monday, though it was not clear when and if the migrants would be allowed to disembark.


08/20/2018 -  U.S. service member killed in Iraq helicopter crash - 05:22 PM

A U.S. service member was killed and several other people were injured when a military helicopter on a mission against Islamic State militants crashed in Iraq late on Sunday, the Pentagon said.


08/20/2018 -  Brazil state asks top court to halt Venezuelan migration - 05:09 PM

The government of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima on Monday asked the country's supreme court to halt the entry of Venezuelan immigrants, increasing pressure on the federal government to resolve a growing regional crisis.


08/20/2018 -  Pakistan cricket board chief who clashed with PM Khan resigns - 04:59 PM

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, who has a history of clashes with new prime minister and former national captain Imran Khan, resigned from his post on Monday and was swiftly replaced.


08/20/2018 -  Taiwan 'won't bow to pressure', president says amid China tensions - 04:57 PM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Monday the self-ruled island would not bow to pressure after her high-profile trip to Latin America, including stops in the United States, which drew criticism from China.


08/20/2018 -  Italy allows docking of ship with migrants, ends standoff with Malta - 04:48 PM

Italy will let its coast guard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued on the high seas five days ago dock in Sicily, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Monday, ending a standoff with Malta over where it should disembark.


08/20/2018 -  Turkey detains two men over shooting at U.S. embassy in Ankara - 04:46 PM

Turkish authorities detained two men suspected of shooting at the U.S. Embassy in the capital Ankara on Monday, in an attack that coincides with increased tensions between the two NATO allies over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey.


08/20/2018 -  Erdogan invokes patriotism, Islam as lira remains under pressure - 04:46 PM

President Tayyip Erdogan appealed to Turks' religious and patriotic feelings ahead of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, promising they would not be brought "to their knees" by an economic crisis that has battered the lira currency.


08/20/2018 -  Muslims at haj blame Arab disunity for Jerusalem embassy move - 04:36 PM

Muslims at the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia criticized what they described as discordant Arab leaders for failing to block President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after he recognized the city as Israel's capital.


08/20/2018 -  Ugandan police disperse lawmaker protests with tear gas - 04:19 PM

Ugandan police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration in the capital Kampala on Monday and military units were deployed as unrest escalated over the beating of detained lawmakers.


08/20/2018 -  Brazil poll shows jailed Lula extending lead for October election - 04:16 PM

Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has increased his support by 5 percentage points and would win Brazil's October presidential election if he was allowed to run, a poll by CNT/MDA showed on Monday.


08/20/2018 -  New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold - 04:14 PM

(In this August 19 story, corrects translation of Khan quote in para 20 to clarify he was referring to a struggle, not holy war)


 


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