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FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:40:00 GMTHAVANA (AP) — The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's ...
Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:46:00 GMTBAGHDAD – Iraq's security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military's recent successes ...
Turkish-Backed Syrian Rebels Advance Toward Syrian Kurds At Manbij
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:40:00 GMTTurkey's army and an allied Syrian rebel group called Sultan Murad were advancing toward the Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij on August 28 as fighting between the sides escalated in northern Syria. Manbij, on the west bank of the Euphrates River, was ...
10 Things to Know for Monday
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:43:00 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. REBELS BACKED BY TURKEY MAKE MAJOR GAINS IN N. SYRIA It's part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the Kurdish-led militants east of the ...
Kim Jong Un attends celebration of N. Korea youth league
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:46:00 GMTPYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a giant celebration of the country's main youth league on Sunday night, capping the organization's first gathering in more than 23 years. The Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League plays a ...
Rights Groups Say 13 Released From Secret Ukrainian Jail, Allege Torture
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:40:00 GMTKYIV -- Thirteen civilians who were allegedly held incommunicado, interrogated, and tortured after being rounded up “abduction-style” have been released from a secret jail run by Ukraine’s domestic security service, two prominent human rights groups say.
The Latest: Trump Says He'll Speak Wednesday on Immigration
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:03:00 GMTRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he's planning a speech Wednesday on illegal immigration. Trump tweets on Sunday he'll deliver the speech in Arizona, adding "Big crowds, looking for a larger venue." Trump's position on whether or not to ...
Construction 'on the cheap' may have cost lives in Italy earthquake
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:03:00 GMTCrews begin task of destroying unsafe buildings in the Italian town of Amatrice whwere an earthquake struck on Wednesday. (Aug. 28) AP Contractors who reinforced buildings "on the cheap" may have run up the death toll in central Italy's devastating ...
Would-be bomber's explosives fail to detonate in packed Indonesia church
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:05:00 GMTIndonesian policemen guard a blindfolded suspect who attacked a priest in Medan on August 28, 2016. JAKARTA, Indonesia - A would-be suicide bomber’s explosives failed to detonate in a packed church in western Indonesia during Sunday Mass, and he injured ...
Japan braces for a third powerful typhoon in a week
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:38:00 GMTJust a week after Typhoons Mindulle and Kompasu pummeled Japan, the country is bracing for another powerful typhoon to hit its eastern side. Currently over the western Pacific south of Hachijojima Island, Typhoon Lionrock is moving northeast at 30 ...
Aleppo Funeral Is Bombed, Leaving at Least 16 Dead: Syrian Activists
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:34:00 GMTAt least 16 people were killed when bombs hit a funeral in rebel-held Aleppo, according to activists. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed government aircraft for the attack, which hit the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of the divided city on Saturday.
Itinumba na: Iloilo trader tagged as drug lord ‘Dragon,’ wife shot dead
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:27:00 GMTBusinessman Melvin Odicta, whom Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa accused of being a drug lord, was shot dead along with his wife Monday morning (August 29) after alighting from a vessel at the Caticlan port. According to the ...
Australian jailbreak asked TV station to use better photo of her
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:32:00 GMTShe busted out of jail but couldn’t break free of her vanity. An 18-year-old Australian teen who escaped a Sydney police station holding cell was recaptured by cops after she reached out to a TV station to ask them to use a more flattering photo of her.
Vietnam considers buying electricity from Laos to ease reliance on China
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:29:00 GMTVietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam may import electricity from Laos to minimize the risks from relying on Chinese imports and to offset supply shortages caused by cutting off power sources which pollute the environment. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has ...
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