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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 »»

Colombia to hold Oct. 2 plebiscite on peace deal with FARC

August 25, 2016

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he will hold a plebiscite Oct. 2 for citizens to vote on a peace deal with the country's biggest rebel group. more »»

Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

August 25, 2016

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

The Latest: Fewer casualties likely in quake damaged hotel

August 25, 2016

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

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2:30 a.m. more »»

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war

August 25, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's... more »»

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

August 25, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former... more »»

Report: Syria and Islamic State blamed for chemical attacks

August 24, 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 »»

Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

August 24, 2016

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

 
 

 

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