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South Koreans calm despite North Korean threat

August 21, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With U.S. and South Korean bombers taking to the skies in a show of force, the allies prepared for a possible military clash Saturday as the North’s deadline loomed for Seoul to dismantle loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda across their border. In the most serious confrontation between the rivals in...

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France: 2 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

August 21, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before American passengers subdued him, according to officials and one of the Americans involved. French Interior Minister Bernard...

Police hunt ‘foreigner’ in deadly bombing of Bangkok shrine

August 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

  Mew, 33, from Bangkok, second from right, prays at Erawan Shrine, the site of Monday’s deadly bombing, at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. The central Bangkok shrine reopened Wednesday to the public after...

IS beheads aging Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

August 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 27, 2002, file photo, a symbolic trade caravan representing the prosperous trade during the era of Queen Zanobya 260-273AD attend a show held in the ancient city of Palmyra, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of Damascus, Syria. Islamic...

Massive car bomb explodes in Cairo, wounding 6 police

August 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A wounded man arrives at a hospital after a bomb exploded early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, near a national security building in the Shubra el-Kheima neighborhood of Cairo, injuring several people, Egyptian security officials said. (AP Photo/ Mohamed Ashraf)...

Firefighters, police hold moment of silence in Tianjin

August 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Charred remains of new cars are seen in a parking lot near the site of the chemical explosion at a warehouse in northeastern China’s Tianjin municipality, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. The blasts on last Wednesday night originated at a warehouse for hazardous...

Bad weather prevents rescuers from reaching Indonesian plane

August 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

This photo released by the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) of Indonesia Monday, Aug. 17,2015 shows the part of the wreckage that BASARNAS identified as of the missing Trigana Air Service flight that crashed in Oksibil, Papua, Indonesia....

Searchers spot wreckage of missing Indonesia passenger plane

August 16, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

People walk outside the terminal at Sentani Airport in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, after a Trigana Air Service flight originating from there went missing. An Indonesian airliner went missing Sunday after losing contact with...

Japan’s economy contracts in April-June quarter

August 16, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 22, 2015 file photo, a cargo is loaded onto a truck at a port in Tokyo. Japan says its economy contracted at a 1.6 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter, as bad weather and slowing growth in China weakened demand. The gloomy...

Over 60 same-sex couples married at Puerto Rico wedding

August 16, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Ada Conde, right, and Ivonne Alvarez, left, kiss their daughter Adita Alvarez during a mass same-sex wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Over 60 couples from around the region gathered in Puerto Rico’s capital to exchange vows at a...