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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by diplomats, press freedom advocates and human rights organizations....

The Latest: Al-Jazeera vows to free journalists in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):...

As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them
BERLIN (AP) -- Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government....

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago....

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday....

Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean
HAVANA (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said....

Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack
PARIS (AP) -- European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday....

Thousands of Lebanese protesters pour into Beirut square
BEIRUT (AP) -- Waving red, white and green Lebanese flags, thousands of people poured into a major square in downtown Beirut Saturday, staging the largest of the demonstrations that began last week over garbage piling up in the streets of Beirut following the closure of a main landfill....

The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests
BEIRUT (AP) -- Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):...

Hungary court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court....

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Africa
Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed

Asia
Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

Europe
Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack

Latin America/Caribbean
Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

Middle East
Thousands of Lebanese protesters pour into Beirut square


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