UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union.
40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians

Turkish soldiers drive a tank to Syria from the border city of Karkamis in the Gaziantep region on August 27, 2016Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey's intensifying campaign in northern Syria. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said the army had killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" in air strikes as part of its unprecedented operation inside Syria. The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria on Wednesday.



Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — More than 40 people have been infected by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday.
Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria's Kurds in an area bordering Turkey. (AP Photo/Halit Onur Sandal)BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.



Top diplomat backs new South Sudan vice president

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The top monitor of South Sudan's peace deal said he and diplomats support the disputed appointment of a new vice president in order to support the country's shaky peace agreement.


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