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'IS child bomber' kills at least 51 at Turkey wedding

By AFP - Monday, 22 August 2016.

Gaziantep: A suicide bomber as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group.

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UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch

By AP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:27

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.

Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

By AP - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:45

AMATRICE: Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday.

Afghan forces kill two gunmen to end American University attack

By Reuters - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:32

KABUL: Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked the American University in Kabul, police said early on Thursday, ending an assault on the compound that killed at least one person and sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic.

Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 22:13

SYDNEY: A French man shouting the Arabic phrase “Allahu akbar” stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday.

Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 22:02

Gas explosion in residential building in Iran kills 6

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 21:53

TEHRAN: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says a gas explosion in a residential building has killed six people and wounded 11.

World's largest aircraft damaged in crash landing

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 21:50

LONDON: The world’s largest aircraft suffered cockpit damage on Wednesday after nosediving while landing on its second test flight, but there were no injuries, according to the craft’s manufacturer.

Muslim women say burkini debate 'absurd'

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 21:16

India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners, unmarried couples

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:34

NEW DELHI: The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India’s surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation.

Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:16

CINCINNATI: Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

UK lawmakers push for ban on plastic microbeads

By Reuters - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 20:09

LONDON: Britain should ban the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and toiletries, a group of lawmakers has recommended, saying companies’ voluntary efforts to phase them out were not enough.

Thai ATMs hacked by gang linked to Taiwan theft

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 19:15

BANGKOK: A gang of foreign criminals stole millions of baht by hacking a Thai bank’s ATM network in a theft believed linked to a similar one in Taiwan, police said Wednesday.

'World's largest' pearl emerges in Philippines

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 18:53

PUERTO PRINCESA: A poor Philippine fisherman found what is thought to be the world’s largest pearl, but hid it under his bed for a decade without knowing its worth, local authorities said.

Bangladesh arrests Islamist accused of killing publisher

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 18:49

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said Wednesday they had arrested six members of banned Islamist groups blamed for a series of deadly attacks, including the main suspect in the gruesome killing of a secular publisher.

Turkey launches anti-IS operation in Syria

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 17:13

KARKAMIS: Turkey’s army backed by international coalition air strikes on Wednesday launched an operation involving fighter jets and tanks to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town.

Monsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since June

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:55

NEW DELHI: An official says that heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India.

Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:30

CORMORANT: The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.

Former UN chief to advise Myanmar on troubled Rakhine state

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:20

Hajj stoning to be shortened after deadly stampede

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:18

RIYADH: A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year’s hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month’s pilgrimage, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Nepal PM to visit India to mend fractured ties

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:04

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s new prime minister will visit India next month on his first foreign visit, seeking to repair the strained relationship between the neighbours, an official said Wednesday.

Animal charity removes 15 animals it rescued from Gaza zoo

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 15:30

GAZA CITY: An international charity has removed 15 animals rescued from the Gaza Strip’s main zoo, dubbed “the worst in the world.”

Scorpene secret data leak likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile: Report

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 15:14

SYDNEY: French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:48

SYDNEY: Replicas of a large piece of debris from missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be set adrift and tracked by satellite in the hope of helping find the plane’s crash site, Australian officials said Wednesday.

At least 10 dead in Italy's quake

By AP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:45

AMATRICE: A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept.

South Korea confirms first cholera case in 15 years

By Bernama - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:32

SEOUL: South Korea has confirmed its first case of cholera in 15 years in a man who had seafood during his trip to the southern coast earlier this month, local health authorities said Tuesday.

Strong 6.2 quake hits central Italy

By Reuters - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:05

MILAN: A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey said.

North Korea test fires sub-launched missile

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 08:54

SEOUL: North Korea conducted an apparently successful submarine-launched missile test on Wednesday, days after threatening a nuclear strike in retaliation at the start of large-scale South Korea-US military exercises.

One dead, dozens wounded in Thai deep south car bomb: police

By AFP - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 08:43

BANGKOK: A large car bomb blew up outside a hotel in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued southern region late Tuesday, killing one and wounding more than 30 people, some of them critically, police said.

Over 1,900 killed in "chilling" Philippines war on drugs

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:20

MANILA: More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven weeks ago, the country’s national police chief said on Tuesday.

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

By AP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:14

CAIRO: WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.