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Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:15:00 GMTIran's judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran, the country's semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday. The report did not name the Iranian-American involved or say when he was arrested. It quoted ...
One dead, at least 10 hurt in Bavarian bar explosion
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:13:00 GMTOne person is dead and at least 10 hurt after an explosion at a restaurant/bar Sunday night in Ansbach, Germany, according to various media reports. Authorities believe the alleged attacker died in the blast in Bavaria. Police sealed off the area around ...
Kabul Bombing Adds New Layers of Agony for Afghanistan’s Hazaras
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:29:00 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan — One after another, the bodies arrived on the steep hill in western Kabul. For much of Sunday afternoon, an excavator was flattening the dusty area as men with shovels and pickaxes dug graves — four rows of 20 or so, packed so close ...
Government flood warning in China was too little, too late, survivors say
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:53:00 GMTAll day Tuesday, Gao Longtao’s phone kept buzzing with alerts from the local government: Heavy rains would be pelting his hometown, Xingtai, about 220 miles southwest of Beijing, the notices said. The rain came in sheets. But even when the electricity ...
Syrian man denied asylum in Germany injures 12, kills self in blast
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:07:00 GMTA Syrian man who had been denied asylum in Germany set off an explosive device near a music festival in the center of the city of Ansbach late Sunday, injuring at least 12 and killing himself, officials said. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann ...
China unveils 'world's largest seaplane'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:16:00 GMTHong Kong (CNN)China has completed what it describes as the world's largest seaplane. The amphibious AG600 is about the size of a Boeing 737 and will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue operations, state-run news agency Xinhua said.
The Latest: Meeting Starts Between ASEAN and China
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:11:00 GMTA highly anticipated meeting between Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi has begun in what is expected to be tense discussions on China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea. Wang Yi arrived at the Lao ...
Rio mayor offers Australians a kangaroo over Olympics village fears
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:10:00 GMT(CNN)The mayor of Rio de Janeiro has offered to get a kangaroo for the Australian Olympic team after they refused to move into the Athletes Village over safety fears. "We want them to feel at home here," Eduardo Paes said. "I almost feel like putting a ...
Pope Francis condemns terror attacks in Munich and Kabul, calls for prayers to bring peace
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:41:00 GMTVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has condemned “deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” in Munich and Kabul that have left dozens dead in recent days. Addressing a crowd in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Francis urged believers to join his prayers ...
Two Mexican mayors killed in different parts of the country Saturday
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:26:00 GMT(CNN)Two Mexican mayors and a vice mayor were killed in different parts of the country on Saturday, according to Mexican officials. Ambrosio Soto Duarte, mayor of Pungarabato, a small town in Guerrero, was killed in neighboring Michoacan state, Hector ...
Nepal's prime minister resigns just before no confidence vote
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:55:00 GMTKATHMANDU (Reuters) -- Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Oli resigned on Sunday, nine months after coming to power and minutes before parliament was to vote on a no confidence motion he was likely to lose. Oli's departure plunges the Himalyan country, plagued by ...
Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 15, Wounds Dozens
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:35:00 GMTBAGHDAD — At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded by a suicide bomber at a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad Sunday. The 15 killed included both civilians and policemen, a police officer told NBC News. At least 31 other people were ...
Father of slain social media star: 'It is my desire to take revenge'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:13:00 GMTOn the night of July 14, as Azeem and his wife slept, their son broke into their daughter's bedroom and strangled her. As tears filled his eyes, Azeem told CNN how he learned that his beloved daughter, Qandeel Baloch, had died. "It was 7 a.m. and my wife ...
WADA 'Disappointed' as IOC Fails to Ban Russia
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:04:00 GMTMontreal: The World Anti-Doping Agency added its voice on Sunday to those criticising the International Olympic Committee's failure to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics in the wake of doping revelations. The Montreal-based agency issued a statement saying ...
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