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The Latest: 2 Romanians killed, 8 missing in Italy quake

August 25, 2016

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

11 a.. 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 »»

For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed

August 25, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. 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 »»

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

August 25, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. more »»

UK report urges social media companies to tackle extremism

August 25, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A new U.K. parliamentary report is demanding that social media companies do more to tackle sites that promote extremism. more »»

Syria's Kurds: An embattled US ally in a complex civil war

August 25, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's battle-hardened Kurds have proven their mettle against the Islamic State group, and in the process, carved out an autonomous zone across the country's north. more »»

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 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 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the... more »»

Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

August 25, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once... more »»

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

August 25, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a... more »»

The Latest: Italian officials say quake death toll hits 247

August 25, 2016

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

6:30 a.. more »»

Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar

August 25, 2016

BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerfu... more »»

Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants

August 25, 2016

PANA, Thailand (AP) — To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples t... more »»

Colombia's president rushing plebiscite on deal with rebels

August 25, 2016

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a plebiscite on a landmark peace deal reached with leftist rebels, presenting to congress Thursday the full text of the accord... more »»

Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 159

August 25, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubbl. more »»

North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

August 25, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively... more »»

UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch

August 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.

Malaysia's U.N. more »»

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 7 dead

August 25, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were... more »»

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

August 25, 2016

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. more »»

Report: Syria and Islamic State blamed for chemical attacks

August 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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