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Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 241

August 25, 2016

PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy (AP) — Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over... more »»

Rosetta space probe sees bright flares, landslide on comet

August 25, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe has captured images of a bright burst of light on the comet it is orbiting, apparently caused by a landslid. more »»

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead

August 25, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded in the assaul... more »»

Spanish town under fire for killing calves at festival

August 25, 2016

MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish town has come under fire for alleged cruelty to animals after a video showing young calves being taunted, stabbed and eventually killed in the town's festival was... more »»

French burkini bans face legal challenge as tension mounts

August 25, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative authority is studying whether local bans on full-body burkini swimsuits are legal, amid growing concerns in the country and abroad about police forcin... more »»

N. Korea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

August 25, 2016

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful — and potentially game-changing —... more »»

Russia calls snap military drills, raising concern in Poland

August 25, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced snap military drills on land and in the Black and Caspian Sea, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

The drills began at 7:00 a. more »»

Some 30 demonstrators in London protest French burkini ban

August 25, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Some 30 demonstrators have gathered in London to protest local French bans of the body-covering burkini swimsuit. more »»

The Latest: Italian quake survivors retrieve what they can

August 25, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

The Latest: UN says Russia backs aid plan for Syria's Aleppo

August 25, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war, following Turkish ground forces' incursion (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

The head of the U.N. more »»

Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples

August 25, 2016

BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. more »»

The Latest: 4.3-magnitude aftershock hits Italian town

August 25, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

A strong aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 4. more »»

Leader of British movement to leave EU joins Trump at rally

August 25, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominee Donald Trump is linking his "movement to take back the country" to Britain's surprising vote to leave the European Union. more »»

London, Paris mayors criticize bans on burkini swimsuits

August 25, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The mayors of London and Paris are criticizing local French bans of body-covering burkini swimsuits, saying women should wear what they want to the beach. more »»

Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa

August 25, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" arrived in South Africa for a new home Thursday, after living in a small cage in Gaza... more »»

Egypt orders release of a lawyer in solitary confinement

August 25, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for more than 100 days after he raised a legal challenge to a decision by... more »»

Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria

August 25, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces have started withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish officials said Thursday, a move that could fulfill a major demand by Ankara and the Unite... more »»

UK lawmakers urge social media companies to tackle extremism

August 25, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday demanded that social media do more to police users who promote extremism, arguing that companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are "consciously... more »»

Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

August 25, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and... more »»

 
 
 

 

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