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Merkel: Germany had Islamic extremism before refugee influx

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year brought Islamic extremism to Germany. more »»

Bee rescue mounted after hospital breaks out in hives

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — It was a sticky situation.

A British hospital discovered it had become home to more than 100,000 bees when patients noticed honey dripping down the wall. more »»

2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound at least 219

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding 219 others, officials said Thursday. more »»

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. more »»

Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport

August 18, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat. more »»

Villagers: Kashmir teacher killed in Indian army's custody

August 18, 2016

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A young college teacher in Indian-controlled Kashmir was killed while he was in the custody of the Indian army after soldiers took dozens of people from their homes in the... more »»

Critics: UK plan to cut child obesity lacks muscle

August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain unveiled a plan Thursday to battle rising child obesity by taxing sodas, urging food manufacturers to cut down on sugar and getting schoolchildren to exercise mor. more »»

Germany charges 22-year-old man with joining IS in Syria

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a 22-year-old man accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and appearing in propaganda videos. more »»

2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound close to 220

August 18, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding at least 219 others, officials said Thursday. more »»

Moldova opposes Russian troop exercises in separatist area

August 18, 2016

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's foreign ministry has summoned Russian diplomats to protest recent military exercises involving Russian troops in a separatist region of Moldova. more »»

Merkel dismisses link between Islamic extremism, refugees

August 18, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to German. more »»

Passengers on burning ship near Puerto Rico recall ordeal

August 18, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Maria Prensa was packing her belongings as the Caribbean Fantasy ferry prepared to dock in Puerto Rico after a calm, overnight trip from the Dominican Republic. more »»

Diplomat's defection poses major PR problem for Pyongyang

August 18, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — The defection of a North Korean senior diplomat in London poses a major problem for Pyongyang on a number of fronts — not least of which is how to publicly respond. more »»

Massive dam project at center of China-Myanmar talks

August 18, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Efforts by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week to bolster ties with her country's dominant northern neighbor China may hinge on whether she can resolve the fate of a massive,... more »»

Rights group: More than 17,000 killed in Syrian state jails

August 18, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The young Syrian activist was beaten, prevented from going to the toilet and saw her cellmates taken for rounds of whipping when she was held for more than a month in several... more »»

Romance novellas by women in Nigeria challenge traditions

August 17, 2016

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate... more »»

Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for 1st time

August 17, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship considered the world's largest aircraft flew for the first time Wednesday with a short but historic jaunt over an airfield in central England. more »»

Greek, Turkish authorities rescue migrants in Aegean Sea

August 17, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard rescued 59 migrants from an inflatable dinghy off the island of Kos Wednesday while a second vessel reported in trouble was picked up by Turkish... more »»

The Latest: Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian city kill 17

August 17, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war, a day after Russia used a base in Iran to launch airstrikes in the Arab country (all times local):

9 p.. more »»

Are France's burkini bans sexist, or liberating?

August 17, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Male officials are dictating what women can wear on French beaches — and people across a wide swath of French society say that's a good thing. more »»

 
 

 

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