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Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead 

August 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island. Officials evacuated the first 109 of roughly 1,000 people ordered out of the town of [&hellip...

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Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown 

August 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out,...

Afghan Taliban offer leader’s biography amid power struggle 

August 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban published a biography of their new leader Monday as hundreds of insurgents met to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar. The detailed biography, emailed to...

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants 

August 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for...

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe 

August 31, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued two new arrest warrants and released images Monday of more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago. During a...

Turkish jets join US-led coalition in airstrikes against IS

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkey announced on Saturday. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS...

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said. The early...

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago....

Huge Malaysia rally for Najib’s resignation enters 2nd day

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully....

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

August 30, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting “false news,” sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech...