Venezuela suspends recall campaign against President Maduro

Ecuador UN Conference

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s electoral council said it was suspending a recall campaign...


Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59

APTOPIX Pakistan-1

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday. Pakistani...


4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park

Australia Theme Park Accident

SYDNEY (AP) — Four people were killed Tuesday after a river rapids ride malfunctioned at a popular theme park on Australia’s east coast, officials said. Two men and two women died while on the ride at Dreamworld, a park on Queensland state’s Gold Coast, Queensland police officer Tod Reid told...


Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years

APTOPIX Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many schoolchildren. On Tuesday, authorities were investigating a brazen attack overnight in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta where gunmen stormed a police academy, killing...


River ride malfunction at Australia's Dreamworld kills four

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. It was sunny Tuesday when two women and two men boarded a large circular raft at Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park, and headed for the raging waters of the Thunder River Rapids Ride. It’s one of the park’s most popular attractions, a fast moving “foamy water...


Duterte tells US not to treat Philippines 'like a dog with a leash'

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BEIJING - He says he didn’t start the fight, but he is certainly not pulling any punches. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched another impatient broadside at Washington on Tuesday, threatening a bilateral defense deal that had expanded the American military...


Militants assault police cadets in Pakistan, killing scores

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. ISLAMABAD - Gunmen in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta killed at least 59 people in an assault on a police training camp Monday night, government officials said. The attackers stormed the center at 10 p.m., gunning down cadets and detonating explosive vests....


Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian films

Japan Tokyo Film Festival Trilogy

TOKYO (AP) — Cannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create “Reflections,” a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations. Be it a Filipino worker in Japan or a Japanese bureaucrat in love with a...


Threatened in Mosul, Islamic State uses alternative tactics

Mideast Iraq Islamic State Tactics

BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of Islamic State fighters struck at dawn, storming government and security compounds in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk last week, in a coordinated assault more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the front lines of the Mosul offensive. Over the last two years,...


Asian stocks mixed after economic data

Financial Markets Wall Street-6

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as upbeat reports on manufacturing in the U.S. and Europe were followed by weak growth data from South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent to 17,354.68 while South Korea’s Kospi fell 0....


More than 50 killed as militants attack police academy in Pakistan

Special To The Washington Post. ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- More than 50 people were killed when a group of terrorists stormed a police training college in Quetta, capital of Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province, Monday night, officials said. The attack was carried out around 10 p.m. and the...

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