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CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE, Associated Press

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which forecasters said could reach Florida as a hurricane on Monday, dumped 15 inches (38 centimeters) of...

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IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said. They said the bomber drove his explosives-laden...

Greece appoints 1st female prime minister ahead of snap poll

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was...

French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France’s biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people. After the...

Rousseff faces ‘political suicide bomber,’ removal threat

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren’t rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she’s now...

Scientists squabble while Africa’s only penguins perish

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent’s only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction. As...

Dead migrants found in abandoned truck near Austrian capital

August 28, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

VIENNA (AP) — As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — decomposing bodies of...

Gunman in Afghan uniform kills 2 US troops at base

August 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man wearing an Afghan security force uniform opened fire Wednesday inside a base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. soldiers in what appeared to be the latest so-called “insider attack” to target foreign troops...

Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row

August 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero’s son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. “I’ve prayed so much for...

Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

August 27, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two-decade...