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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaks to journalists after the meeting between John  Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov  in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP) ** FILE **

John Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

- Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks.

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, Syrian refugee Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, 49, speaks to reporters at the Amman, Jordan, office of the International Organization for Migration. Jouriyeh is flanked by his sons Farouq, 8, and Hamzeh, 12. The six-member Jouriyeh family will head to San Diego, California, as part of a year-long program to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

10,000th Syrian reaches U.S. this week in resettlement program

- Associated Press

The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia.

This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows a Syrian man carrying a girl away from the rubble of a destroyed building after barrel bombs were dropped on the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Syria activists said, at least 15 civilians have been killed when suspected government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on a wake for children killed in earlier airstrikes in rebel-held Aleppo. (Aleppo Media Center via AP)

On Syria, Democrats look to deflect the conversation

- Associated Press

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world’s turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism.

Damage can be seen at the building of the National Criminology Lab in Brussels on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Belgian media reported an explosion rocked the building in the early hours of Monday, the cause was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Brussels attack was probably arson, not a bomb, prosecutors say

- Associated Press

Reports of a bomb outside Belgium’s criminal institute early Monday are probably false, the Brussels prosecutor’s office said, describing the incident as much more likely an arson attack designed to destroy criminal evidence.

Released tape rekindles memory of 1988 Iran mass execution

- Associated Press

The scratchy, echo-filled tape recording carries the voice of a man who once was in line to become Iran’s supreme leader, talking about one of the darkest moments of the country’s post-revolution history still not recognized by its government.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, arrives for a bilateral meeting  in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The U.S. and Russia renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce. (Martial Trezzini/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S., Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

- The Washington Times

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce.

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Associated Press

Three former Salvadoran military officers who Spanish courts wanted to put on trial for their alleged roles in the killing of six Jesuit priests were freed from prison late Friday after the Supreme Court denied their extradition, their lawyers said.

Lockheed Martin unit to manage former Nevada nuke test site

Associated Press

A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $5 billion contract to manage a vast federal Department of Energy reservation where the nation used to conduct nuclear testing north of Las Vegas.

FILE - In this undated file photo, a fly fisherman casts his line as early morning mist rises above the Boise River, east of Boise, Idaho. Idaho, Oregon and Washington have shutdown online sales of hunting and fishing licenses amid concerns a vendor's computer system has been hacked and personal information is at risk. (AP Photo/Troy Maben, File)

Breach in fishing license system exposes data in Northwest

- Associated Press

A breach in a vendor's system that processes online sales of hunting and fishing licenses in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state exposed several million records containing buyers' personal information, officials said Friday.

Man convicted of lying to become citizen gets nearly 5 years

- Associated Press

A judge on Friday sentenced a man to serve nearly five years in federal prison for lying on his citizenship application after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a detention camp during the Bosnian War.