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  • Associated Press

    Migrants exit rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

    MILAN (August 20, 2019) — More than 80 people were being evacuated from a migrant rescue ship on Tuesday, capping a drama that saw 15 passengers jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard and spurred Spain to dispatch a naval ship in a bid to end a weekslong humanitarian crisis with Italy.

  • Associated Press

    Police kill armed man who held bus hostage in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (August 20, 2019) — An armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil was shot dead by police following a four-hour standoff on Tuesday, authorities said.

  • Associated Press

    Armed man holds 37 people on bus hostage in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO (August 20, 2019) — An armed man was holding dozens of people hostage on a public bus Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro and threatening to set the vehicle on fire, Brazilian police said.

  • Associated Press

    Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (August 19, 2019) — Afghanistan's president on Monday vowed to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate.

  • Associated Press

    Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

    GIBRALTAR (August 18, 2019) — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday.

  • Associated Press

    US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    BOGOTA, Colombia (August 18, 2019) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior administration official has told The Associated Press.

  • Associated Press

    French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

    PARIS (August 18, 2019) — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing.

  • Associated Press

    Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

    LONDON (August 18, 2019) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to The Sunday Times.

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