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Passengers on burning ship near Puerto Rico recall ordeal

August 18, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Maria Prensa was packing her belongings as the Caribbean Fantasy ferry prepared to dock in Puerto Rico after a calm, overnight trip from the Dominican Republic. more »»

UK TV presenter hospitalized in Rio with rare malaria strain

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British TV presenter Charlie Webster has been brought out of a medically-induced coma in Rio de Janeiro after contracting a rare strain of malaria during a 3,000-mile (4,828 km)... more »»

South Sudan rebel leader has fled country, spokesman says

August 18, 2016

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's rebel leader and former vice president has fled the country and was expected to emerge after weeks in hiding to speak to the press, a spokesman said Thursday,... more »»

AP witnesses rescue of migrants off Libya, 4 bodies found

August 18, 2016

ABOARD THE ASTRAL, MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — A Spanish aid group rescued more than 100 migrants Thursday from three separate migrant boats off Libya's coast and recovered at least four bodies afte... more »»

The Latest: UN Syria envoy looks to Russian help on Aleppo

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

The U.N. more »»

Officials: US, Russia to seek Syria deal in Geneva next week

August 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia will try again to stop Syria's civil war and forge a new counterterrorism partnership when their top diplomats meet next week in Geneva, U.S. more »»

Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

August 18, 2016

ROME (AP) — Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Se. more »»

France gives suspected extremist too much money in damage

August 18, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The French Justice ministry says a suspected Islamic extremist has been mistakenly granted too much money in damages for being kept in custody before a judge eventually dismissed his... more »»

Indonesia prisoner makes first public appearance at Gitmo

August 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Indonesian accused of ties to extremist groups and held for nearly 10 years at the U.S. more »»

Spain's PM says he's ready for parliament investiture vote

August 18, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy will try to persuade Parliament to let him form a government in a debate scheduled to begin Aug. 30, officials announced Thursday. more »»

The Latest: Erdogan calls on US not to delay cleric's return

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on developments in Turkey (all times local):

6:45 p.m. more »»

Lithuania bars popular Russian singer from entering country

August 18, 2016

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian border officials have denied entry to a popular Russian singer who was on the government's unwanted list. more »»

German leader Merkel: full veils an obstacle to integration

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integratio. more »»

3 die in icy Mont Blanc avalanche; bodies dug out with saws

August 18, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Rescue workers have found the bodies of three alpinists buried in an avalanche of ice and snow near a summit of Mont Blanc and dug them out with chain saws and a backhoe, a mountain... more »»

Israel punishes troops who appeared to attack Palestinians

August 18, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe... more »»

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing in Turkey

August 18, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a... more »»

Suicide bombers hit Libyan troops in Sirte, kill at least 10

August 18, 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Libya's pro-government forces in the IS group's former stronghold city of Sirte on Thursday, detonating two cars bombs that killed at... more »»

Villagers: Kashmir teacher killed in Indian army's custody

August 18, 2016

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A young college teacher in Indian-controlled Kashmir was killed while he was in the custody of the Indian army after soldiers took dozens of people from their homes in the... more »»

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. more »»

11 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 226 hurt

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey's security forces, killed at least 11 people and wounded 226 others, officials said Thursda. more »»

 
 
 

 

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