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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 »»

The Latest: Authorities say quake death toll at 159

August 24, 2016

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

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00:30

Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18-month-old girl whose mothe... 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 »»

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 120, 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 »»

The Latest: Quake rescue work suspended at Italian hotel

August 24, 2016

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

10:45 p.m. more »»

Rio Olympics over, final decision on Brazil president looms

August 24, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The last medals have been handed out, the athletes have all gone home and the fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium are fading into memory. more »»

Colombia, rebels say they have reached historic peace deal

August 24, 2016

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday that they have reached a deal to end Latin America's last major guerrilla war, opening a new chapter for the countr... more »»

France's Sarkozy brands burkinis a 'provocation'

August 24, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's former conservative president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that he says supports radicalized Islam. more »»

Bankrupt businessman seizes Moscow bank, then surrenders

August 24, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — A man who claimed to have a bomb seized a bank in the center of Moscow and took four people hostage Wednesday evening, but he surrendered peacefully a few hours later, police said. more »»

AP EXPLAINS: Difference between shallow, deep earthquakes

August 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong earthquake rocks Italy, flattening towns and killing scores of people. more »»

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

August 24, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a majo... more »»

Israel clears forces in several deadly 2014 Gaza war cases

August 24, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Wednesday cleared its forces of wrongdoing in three deadly incidents that took place during the 2014 Gaza war — including an airstrike that killed 15... more »»

Canadian Mounties allow officers to wear hijab

August 24, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force recently permitted its women officers to wear the hijab. more »»

UN chief: Review potential information on Hammarskjold death

August 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. more »»

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

August 24, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. more »»

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

August 24, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials sai. more »»

 
 
 

 

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