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at 02:54 on August 23, 2014, EDT.

Leaders say Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court

GAZA, Palestinian Territories - Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.


at 02:27 on August 23, 2014, EDT.

Organizers: Authorities shut down Beijing Independent Film Festival on opening day

BEIJING, China - Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, the organizers said.


at 00:37 on August 23, 2014, EDT.

As calm settles in, new fears over what happens in Ferguson if officer isn't charged

FERGUSON, Mo. - Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest over the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?


at 21:23 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Interpol seeks clues from 5 countries to help solve mystery of Thailand's 'baby factory' case

BANGKOK - Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.


at 20:46 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park in US

MOOSE, Wyo. - A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead.


at 20:30 on August 22, 2014, EDT.

Extremists' gains, brutality have US reassessing resistance to military action in Syria

WASHINGTON - A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.


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