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The Latest: 1st funeral takes place for Italy quake victims

August 26, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

The first funeral has been held for a victim of Italy's devastating earthquake. more »»

Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

August 26, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has... more »»

Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

August 26, 2016

DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating a long-besieged Damascus suburb Friday as part of an agreement reached with the government following four years of grueling... more »»

Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey

August 26, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and woundin... more »»

The Latest: 3 British citizens among the dead in Italy quake

August 26, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

British authorities say they are offering support to the families of three U.K. more »»

Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

August 26, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Strong aftershocks damaged two key access roads into quake-struck Amatrice on Friday, threatening to isolate the tiny hilltop town as hopes dimmed that firefighters would... more »»

Rights group urges Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader

August 26, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — An international rights group on Friday urged Russia to release Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov, who has been sent to a psychiatric hospital. more »»

Saudi-led airstrikes reportedly kill 11 civilians in Yemen

August 26, 2016

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Yemen's rebel-run news agency said Friday. more »»

Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

August 26, 2016

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies. more »»

Brewer AB Inbev to cut thousands of jobs in takeover deal

August 26, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's largest brewer, AB Inbev, expects to cut about 3 percent of its total workforce — equivalent to thousands of jobs — once it completes its huge takeover of its closest... more »»

Japan PM in Kenya to launch summit on African development

August 26, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Kenya to launch the Tokyo International Summit on African Development which 35 heads of state are expected to attend. more »»

Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

August 26, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish prime minister vows to continue military operations in Syria until there's no "terror" threat to Turkey from the war-torn neighbor. more »»

Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans

August 26, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of... more »»

Strong aftershocks rattle devastated Italian earthquake zone

August 26, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Strong aftershocks rattled central Italy and shut down a key route into the hard-hit town of Amatrice on Friday as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more... more »»

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

August 26, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people... more »»

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

August 26, 2016

DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian... more »»

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

August 26, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to... more »»

Memories remain, mementoes left behind in family homestead

August 26, 2016

SANT'ANGELO, Italy (AP) — Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories an... more »»

Tourist describes death, harrowing month in New Zealand bush

August 26, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pavlina Pizova says she couldn't free her partner after he slipped down an icy bank and became wedged between rocks and branches. more »»

The Latest: Strong aftershock rattles Italy's quake zone

August 26, 2016

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

7:30 a.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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