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Police say 71 migrants suffocated to death in food truck, 3 suspects arrested
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:57:00 GMTVIENNA – Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials ...
Dominica Prime Minister Says Erika Leaves 20 Dead
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:35:00 GMTA weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
U.N. watchdog: Construction spotted at Iranian military site
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:55:00 GMT(CNN)A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency -- the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog -- indicates Iran is in broad compliance with its nuclear commitments, but also notes with concern indications of construction activity at the Parchin military site ...
US special forces work to train Afghan troops as combat role winds down
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:57:00 GMTThe U.S. isn’t quite at war in Afghanistan but isn’t exactly at peace either. On the ground, U.S. special-operations troops accompany Afghan counterparts once or twice a day on raids to kill or capture insurgent leaders. But they don’t enter target ...
Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:36:00 GMTSupporters of pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) pose for photographer before the start of a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with ...
Nazi Gold-Train Hunters Used Map Drawn on Deathbed: Official
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:35:00 GMTWARSAW, Poland — Two treasure hunters who claim to have found a Nazi train filled with gold in Poland discovered it by following a map drawn up by one of the people who hid it around 70 years ago, a Polish government minister said Friday. The map was ...
Myanmar Democracy Icon Finds Herself Assailed as Authoritarian
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:50:00 GMTYANGON, Myanmar — Framed photographs of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, cover the walls of his small living room, but U Myo Khin, a longtime democracy activist, has harsh words for the woman he idolized for years as a crusader against dictatorship.
Middle East Refugee Dam Bursts, And Eastern European States Brace For Islamic Tide
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:47:00 GMTMiddle East refugees arriving in droves by way of Serbia have forced Hungary to speed up the completion of razor wire fencing to seal its porous borders. Despite its efforts, Hungarian authorities revealed recently that 2,093 refugees, a record daily total ...
Lebanon interior minister worried about protest
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:43:00 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's interior minister said Friday he is "worried" about a mass protest against Lebanon's government planned for this weekend but said he will strive to guarantee the safety of demonstrators. Two rallies in the capital, Beirut, last ...
Weekend of protests set to pile pressure on Malaysia's PM
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:45:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Protesters gathered on Saturday for a two-day rally in Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account ...
Albania seizes 500,000 cannabis plants in major crackdown
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:43:00 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities say they have confiscated about half a million cannabis plants this year, arresting 240 suspected growers and drug traffickers. Interior Ministry spokesman Ardi Bita said Friday that fighting drug production is ...
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:47:00 GMTWHEN he became Turkey’s first popularly elected head of state last year, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to be no “ordinary president”. Departing from political tradition once more, he has now called early elections for the first time in the country’s ...
Kim Jong Un: North Korea's 'military muscle' prevented war with South
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:13:00 GMTNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un presides over an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Aug. 28, 2015. (Photo: Korean Central News Agency via epa) North Korea's "military muscle" and ...
More arrests in bloggers' killings in Bangladesh
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:39:00 GMTSuspected Muslim militants Kausar Hossain Khan, 29, foreground third right, and Kamal Hossain Sardar, 29, foreground center, who were arrested in the killing of a secular blogger, are escorted to appear before the media in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Aug ...
Barge loaded with cars tips, vehicles sink into Canadian harbor
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:12:00 GMTIn this Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 photo provided by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, a boat floats in a harbor near a barge carrying vehicles in Victoria, British Columbia. The ministry says the barge tipped in the water, dumping several vehicles.
Turkish President Erdogan Approves Interim Government
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:34:00 GMTTEHRAN (Tasnim) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved an interim government that will lead Turkey into a new election in November, paving the way for two legislators from Turkey's pro-Kurdish party to take up ministerial posts for the first time.
Twin migrant tragedies stagger Europeans
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:49:00 GMTVIENNA — Europe reeled from more shocks in its escalating migration crisis Friday, with reports of 150 drownings in the Mediterranean and news that far more corpses had been found crammed in an abandoned refrigeration truck in Austria than first thought.
Verdict expected in Egyptian trial of Al Jazeera staff
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:37:00 GMTA Cairo court is expected to announce the verdict in the long-running retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists. The retrial of Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste had been adjourned for a tenth time in Egypt early ...
Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:39:00 GMTSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small ...
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