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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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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11:45 p.m. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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