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Indonesia's Lombok island jolted by multiple quakes

August 19, 2018

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Strong earthquakes jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing power blackouts, landslides and damage to buildings, as the island tries to recover... more »»

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

August 19, 2018

ROME (AP) — Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened Sunday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta. more »»

Drought reveals remains of German 'Atlantis' in lake

August 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — A sustained drought in Germany has revealed the ruins of a village abandoned when a large reservoir was created more than 100 years ago. more »»

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

August 19, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. more »»

Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

August 19, 2018

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel. more »»

1 killed in Ugandan riots over alleged torture of lawmakers

August 19, 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say one person has been killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers, including two who sustained injuries during detention. more »»

UK investigating reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted

August 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates. more »»

French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

August 19, 2018

PARIS (AP) — An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years. more »»

Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks

August 19, 2018

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, emphasizing the need to strengthen the economy to preserve the nation's post-Soviet independence. more »»

Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

August 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1. more »»

Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

August 19, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday... more »»

Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight

August 19, 2018

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight... more »»

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

August 19, 2018

CHENGANNUR, India (AP) — Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, as authorities rushed to bring drinkin... more »»

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

August 19, 2018

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor... more »»

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

August 19, 2018

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and sola... more »»

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

August 19, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more... more »»

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

August 19, 2018

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba from first light in Mecca that Islam's faithful face... more »»

The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death

August 19, 2018

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local)

3 a.m.

U.S. more »»

Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian state

August 19, 2018

TRIVANDRUM, India (AP) — Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued and officials pleaded for more help from relentless monsoon floods that have partially submerged the southern... more »»

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

August 18, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday... more »»

 
 

 

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