Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

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Authorities say at least 241 people were killed and hundreds injured in the quake that struck at...


Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

APTOPIX Italy Quake-4

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — A young man wept over a little girl’s white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. As Italians observed a...


The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10

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Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

Bangladesh Militants Killed

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Police sharpshooters raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near the capital, Dhaka, after receiving a tip that...


Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

Philippines Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to “go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.” Two months later, nearly 2,000 suspected drug...


Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq

Mideast Iraq Kurdish Expansion

QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul, Kurdish forces are seizing new territory in northern Iraq that they say will become part of their autonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between the Kurds and the Baghdad government and...


CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last

NEW DELHI (AP) — CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month’s Dhaka cafe attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show police now say 3 instead of 4 suspects were killed.)


N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'

South Korea Koreas Tension

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country’s latest submarine-launched missile test. North Korean Foreign Ministry official Jon Min Dok told Associated Press Television News in an...


UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

United Nations North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. A press statement approved by all 15 members deplored the fact that the...


Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

China Organ Transplants

BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an...


Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

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PARIS (AP) — France’s top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The...

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