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Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested

- Associated Press

Thailand’s prime minister said Tuesday that authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people.

Migrants queue to buy ticket for a train to Munich, Germany at the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Migrants possessing valid documents and a train ticket are being  allowed on international trains at the station.  (Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)

Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants

- Associated Press

Hungary suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the train station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany — the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia.

Police officers give medical aid to a colleague after a grenade blast during a clash between protesters and police after vote to give greater powers to the east, outside the Parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vladimir Donsov)

Grenade in Ukraine explodes, killing one officer; 100 injured in clashes

- Associated Press

A grenade exploded outside Ukraine’s parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 of them seriously.

This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. The rampage by the Islamic State, targeting priceless cultural artifacts often spanning thousands of years, has sparked global outrage and accusations of war crimes. (SANA via AP, File)

Palmyra temple damage in Syria remains unclear, antiquities official says

- Associated Press

A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the ancient structure in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra.

This image released Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) shows a sketch of an unidentified man who police say was living in the second apartment which was raided by authorities in Min Buri, in Bangkok's outskirts, and where police found fertilizer, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose parts can be used for detonation. (National Council for Peace and Order via AP)

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

- Associated Press

Thai police issued two new arrest warrants and released images Monday of more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago.

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012, file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort ship Kurama leads other vessels during a fleet review in waters off Sagami, south of Tokyo. Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China. The ministry endorsed a 5.1 trillion yen ($42 billion) budget request Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 for the year beginning next April, up 2.2 percent from this year. It would be the fourth annual increase under Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office in December 2012 and ended 10 years of defense budget cuts. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

- Associated Press

Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

Syrian President Bashar Assad continues to be a thorn in U.S.-Russia talks for peace in the Middle East as the U.S. backs Mr. Assad while Russia supports nearby Iran against him. (Associated Press)

Syrian peace may hinge on Moscow's game plan

- The Washington Times

Moscow is increasingly emerging as a center of diplomacy on Syria's four-year-old civil war, with the Obama administration sending a key emissary to the Russian capital to discuss the conflict on Friday, following recent visits by high-level Saudi, Jordanian and Iranian officials -- as well as key members of the Syrian political opposition.

This photo from Aug. 12 2015, shows the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. A Polish-American Holocaust survivor, Sigmund Rolat, plans to build a memorial to the thousands of Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the war in this park next to the museum, an area in the heart of the former Warsaw Ghetto.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

- Associated Press

As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaks at the Brookings Institution to outline President Barack Obama's foreign policy priorities, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

U.S. envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit

- Associated Press

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

FILE - In a Thursday, May 7, 2015 file photo, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Merkley on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

- Associated Press

Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

- Associated Press

A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.

GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans"

- Associated Press

They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.

This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.   (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson)

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

- Associated Press

With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

Thai policemen take evidence at an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thai authorities raided an apartment in suburban Bangkok and arrested a foreigner with a fake Turkish passport and bomb-making materials Saturday, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Sakchi Lalit)

Bangkok bomb case: Thai police arrest foreigner, find passports

- Associated Press

Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.

Strong winds and waves batter the coast as Tropical Storm Erika approaches Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

Tropical Storm Erika dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

- Associated Press

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. 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.

FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks about her office's efforts to ensure the accuracy of the state's voter registration rolls during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. On Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, New Mexicao Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

- Associated Press

New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, gives a foreign policy speech on the campus of The Citadel, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities

- Associated Press

If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.