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Syrian troops advance in northwest amid intense bombardment

August 15, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces gained more ground from insurgents in the country's northwest on Thursday, edging closer to a major rebel-held town a day after militants shot down a government... more »»

France honors Allied veterans of World War II landings

August 15, 2019

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is celebrating U.S. more »»

9-year-old girl sues German boys choir over gender bias

August 15, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal... more »»

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader released on bail

August 15, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed part... more »»

23 injured in Russian plane's emergency landing

August 15, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A passenger jet made an emergency landing in a field outside of one of Moscow's airports Thursday after colliding with a flock of birds, injuring at least 23 people, Russian... more »»

From D-Day to Nazi defeat: Marking World War II milestones

August 15, 2019

PARIS (AP) — For Allied troops in Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis. more »»

London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

August 15, 2019

SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an... more »»

India's PM uses Independence Day to defend Kashmir changes

August 15, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended his government's controversial measure to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions in... more »»

S. Korea's Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

August 15, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute Thursday, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo wants to talk. more »»

Japan's new emperor remorseful in 1st war anniversary speech

August 15, 2019

TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" over Japan's role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking the end of the hostilities. more »»

Trial of accused Christchurch mosque shooter may be delayed

August 15, 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The trial of the man accused of killing 51 people at two New Zealand mosques could be delayed by several weeks to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month of... more »»

Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as 'grim'

August 15, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — On the eve of India's Independence Day, a team of activists and scholars released a report that paints a bleak picture of Indian-administered Kashmir, challenging official... more »»

Australian court to rule next week on Cardinal Pell's appeal

August 15, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court will announce its verdict next week on the appeal of the most senior Catholic clergyman to be found guilty of child sex abuse. more »»

UK planning post-Brexit freight service for vital medicines

August 14, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants to create an "express freight service" to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. more »»

UK Labour leader lays out plan to stop a no-deal Brexit

August 14, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's biggest opposition party on Wednesday urged other opposition forces to unite, topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government and prevent... more »»

Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings

August 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead. more »»

The Latest: No cancellations for Placido Domingo in Europe

August 14, 2019

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations by famed tenor Placido Domingo (all times local):

4:55 p.m. more »»

Pure as snow? Scientists say air carrying plastics to Arctic

August 14, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they've found an abundance of tiny plastic particles in Arctic snow, indicating that so-called microplastics are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried long... more »»

Mysterious missile explosion in Russia raises questions

August 14, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — A deadly explosion at a naval weapons testing range in northwestern Russia. A brief spike in radiation levels. An evacuation order issued, then rescinded, for a nearby village. more »»

Satellite photos: Chinese armored vehicles near Hong Kong

August 14, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the... more »»

 
 

 

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