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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge weekend rally to demand his resignation over a financial scandal, accusing the protesters of tarnishing... 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 »»

Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

August 31, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the... more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 30, 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 »»

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

August 30, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. more »»

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

August 30, 2015

ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. more »»

 
 
 

 

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