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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Indonesian Siti Aisyah is escorted by police as she leaves after a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Siti Aisyah and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong, two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. The two are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam’s face in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden-camera show.(AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf, File)
Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trialWomen on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense, which could last several more months
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Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed watersDuterte, who has long tried to nurture closeness between Philippines and China, says Beijing is wrong to claim airspace above man-made islands and surrounding waters in South China Sea and should not tell others to leave
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Paris' Open-Air Urinals Called 'Immodest, Ugly'To combat public urination, Paris officials are encouraging men to urinate in public ... sort of. They've installed open-air urinals, or uritrottoirs, across the city, but the plan has been met with mixed reactions, CNN reports. The urinals are housed in flower boxes, but beyond that, they're not exactly discreet: They're...
Newser2 hours ago
Police officers prepare salvage a vehicle that collided with a Colombian-registered bus traveling to Quito, in Pifo, Ecuador, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned along the Pifo-Papallacta highway, near Ecuador's capital, local officials reported. (AP Photo/Carlos Noriega)
Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 22Ecuadorean officials say a bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed and rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A view of the Morandi highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Scientist: Cuban Illnesses May Be 'Mass Psychogenic' EventSomething made a slew of American diplomats in Cuba sick last year, and scientists still aren't sure what it was. A major study commissioned by the US government found that diplomats suffered concussion-like symptoms, and many of them reported hearing strange noises before falling ill. Now, however, four separate letters...
Newser5 hours ago
In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below. (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP)
The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this frame grab taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 armed police detain a man, fifth right, who was in a car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament stands to the right of a bus in London. London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. (SKY News via AP)
The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crashBritish counter-terrorism police are carrying out three searches in central England as part of an investigation after a car slammed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London
The Associated Press6 hours ago
An Afghan family, who escaped from the volatile city of Ghazni, pose for a photograph in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said Monday that about 100 policemen and soldiers as well as 20 civilians have been killed in past four days of battle in the eastern capital of Ghazni. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troopsTaliban overrun army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 17 troops, even as fighting still underway in Ghazni
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A nursing home building smolders after fire in which at least ten elderly persons died, in Chiguayante, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At least Ten elderly persons died in the voracious fire that destroyed the bedroom in which they rested, informed the governor of Bío Bio, Jorge Ulloa. (Alejandro Zonez/Aton Chile via AP)
Chile: 10 women killed in nursing home fireChilean authorities say that at least 10 elderly people have been killed as a fire swept through a nursing home
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up his picture during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) organized the rally to show support for the president following what the government called a failed assassination attempt with explosives-laden drones. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plotProsecutors in Venezuela say they've arrested two high-ranking military officers suspected in an assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Map locates site of the car crash outside House of Lords in London, near U.K. Parliament; 3c x 4 1/2 inches; 146 mm x 114 mm;
UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motivePolice flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district, after a car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what police were treating as an act of terrorism
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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