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Seoul to halt broadcasts as N. Korea shows regret for blast

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon Tuesday after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops... more »»

 
 
 
Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

August 24, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a... more »»

Witness: Ancient Syrian temple completely destroyed by IS

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — An ancient temple in the Syrian town of Palmyra was reduced to rubble by Islamic State militants, a witness said Monday, confirming the complete destruction of the ancient monument... more »»

Seoul: Talks between 2 Koreas over rising tensions end

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas ended early Tuesday, the third day of an attempt to defuse a crisis that had the rivals threatening war. more »»

Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

August 24, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The president of France pinned his country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they "gave a lesson in courage" by subduing a... more »»

Bangkok blast probe hindered by broken security cameras

August 24, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Up to 75 percent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week's deadly Bangkok bombing, Thailand's police chief said Monday,... more »»

Paul talks 2016 challenges between eye surgeries in Haiti

August 24, 2015

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again. more »»

Greece: Newly formed party receives mandate to form gov't

August 24, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent... more »»

UK imposes curbs on vintage aircraft after air show crash

August 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's aviation regulator on Monday issued immediate restrictions on flying displays by vintage aircraft, after a jet performing at an airshow crashed and killed at least 11... more »»

Rival Koreas masters at pulling back from the brink

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Once again, the Koreas are trying to disentangle themselves from violence and threats of war — this time in tense talks that have dragged out in two marathon sessions... more »»

UN chief remembers 23 killed in Boko Haram bomb in Nigeria

August 24, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute Monday to 23 colleagues killed four years ago in a Boko Haram car bombing at his organization's Nigeria headquarters. more »»

UK authorities impose restrictions on vintage aircraft

August 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's aviation regulator has issued immediate restrictions on vintage aircraft after an airshow accident that killed at least 11 people. more »»

Witness confirms IS destruction of ancient temple in Syria

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A resident in the Syrian city of Palmyra says Islamic State militants have demolished the ancient temple of Baalshamin after laying explosives around it for over a month, confirming... more »»

US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

August 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading. more »»

Wave of EU-bound migrants crosses into Serbia

August 24, 2015

MIRATOVAC, Serbia (AP) — In a new human wave surging through the Balkans, thousands of exhausted migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa crossed on foot Monday from Macedonia into Serbia o... more »»

A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

August 24, 2015

Record numbers of migrants and refugees fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings an... more »»

Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China

August 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets plunged and Wall Street was due to suffer heavy losses on Monday after China's main index sank . more »»

Tunisia's young democracy stumbles under terror threat

August 24, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. more »»

China plans to boost penalties for sex with girls under 14

August 24, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China is planning to close a loophole that allowed some men to get away with relatively light penalties after having sex with girls under age 14, state media said Monday, following... more »»

Police fear airshow crash toll could rise to 20

August 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Two amateur soccer players on their way to match on a summer afternoon were among 11 people known to have died in the fiery crash of a vintage fighter jet in southeastern England. more »»

 
 
 

 

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