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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 press freedom advocates and human rights activists....

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....

The latest on Bangkok blast: Police find bomb-making parts
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):...

Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing case
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner Saturday with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials, 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 a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday....

Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside
BEIRUT (AP) -- To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism....

AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river
NASIK, India (AP) -- Brass bands played and people passed out fruit and cookies as hundreds of thousands of Hindu holy men and believers plunged into the Godavari River to wash away their sins on the first "royal" day of bathing at one of the world's largest religious gatherings....

Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters....

Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said....

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38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

Asia
AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river

Europe
Court nixes assembly ban in German town hit by violence

Latin America/Caribbean
Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean

Middle East
The Latest: Al-Jazeera vows to free journalists in Egypt


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