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Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days

August 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations, part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe... more »»

Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

August 31, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — 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... more »»

Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels

August 31, 2015

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed... more »»

Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves. more »»

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

August 31, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up truck inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in one, creating a massive, 30-kilometer (18 1/2-mile) traffic... more »»

Canadians, Pakistani and Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

August 31, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in the kingdom's oil-rich east, a Saudi... more »»

Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamonds

August 31, 2015

MADRID (AP) — An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium... more »»

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into... more »»

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

August 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. more »»

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

August 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban published a biography of their new leader Monday as hundreds of insurgents met to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of... more »»

2 journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail claim trap

August 31, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Two French journalists facing extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI say they were trapped into the agreement. more »»

The Latest: Thai police get $84,000 reward in bombing probe

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

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12:00 p.m. more »»

Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massiv... more »»

Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects... more »»

The Latest: Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

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10:30 a.m. more »»

Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown

August 31, 2015

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. more »»

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

August 31, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide... more »»

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 31, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 31, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo... more »»

 
 

 

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