AMATRICE: A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept.
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.
MILAN: A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the city of Perugia, the US Geological Survey said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PESHAWAR: A hand grenade exploded Tuesday, wounding two school children, one critically, as they were playing with it in a remote northwestern Pakistani village, police said.
NEW DELHI: Doctors in northern India say they’ve surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s tiger tourism business is booming and the captive tiger population is growing fast, experts say, more than two months after Thai wildlife authorities found scores of dead cubs while rescuing animals from the popular Tiger Temple.
JAKARTA: A British man arrested over the killing of a policeman on Indonesia’s holiday island Bali says he was involved in a “confrontation” with the officer over his girlfriend’s missing purse, but denies killing him, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Australian police are searching for four men who left three malnourished saltwater crocodiles in a school, after breaking in to steal computer equipment.
NEW YORK: KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.
BANGKOK: A Thai military court on Tuesday began the trial of two foreigners charged with the bombing of a popular shrine in Bangkok’s center a year ago that killed 20 people and injured more than 120.
DENPASAR: Indonesian authorities have tightened security in Bali, a police official said late on Monday, after reports at the weekend of a suspected militant plot to attack the holiday island.
TOKYO: A strong typhoon dumped heavy rain that caused flooding on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Tuesday after killing one person near Tokyo and injuring dozens.
ANKARA: Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it had no clue who was behind the attack.
SACRAMENTO: California’s state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors.
MIAMI: Authorities in the southern US state of North Carolina said Monday they are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding.
MANILA: Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is getting high marks from the business community for policies that could engineer an economic surge and companies say they are making new investments as a result.
OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday defended individual rights and freedoms while touting cultural diversity and tolerance when asked about a controversy swirling in France over a burkini ban.
TOKYO: Two Buddhist monks and a nun strolled down a catwalk, showed off talents such as karate moves and answered questions in a Japanese contest on Monday aimed at making Buddhist practitioners more approachable and less solemn.
PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will run for next year’s presidential election, he announced on his Facebook account on Monday.
STOCKHOLM: An eight-year-old boy was killed Monday when a grenade was thrown into the apartment in Sweden where he was sleeping, police said, adding he was likely the victim of an underworld feud.
IRBIL: A boy would-be suicide bomber was apprehended in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk before he was able to detonate his explosives belt, Iraqi police said Monday.
JERUSALEM: A new poll of Israelis and Palestinians released on Monday found that a slim majority on both sides still favor a peace settlement establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel, despite years of conflict and deadlock in negotiations.
ATLANTA: The five people slain in a massacre at a south Alabama home included a woman who was five months pregnant, Mobile County authorities said.
MIDDLETOWN: The owner of a skydiving company says a man has died after opening his main and reserve parachutes too late during a jump at a southwest Ohio airport.
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