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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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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.

Grenade wounds two schoolchildren in NW Pakistan

By AFP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 15:40

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.

Doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach

By AP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 15:05

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.

Thailand's tiger tourism expands despite raid on infamous tiger temple

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 14:29

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.

British man admits 'confrontation' with Bali policeman, but says did not kill him

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 14:27

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.

Police hunt men who dumped crocodiles in Australian school

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 14:06

Australian police are searching for four men who left three malnourished saltwater crocodiles in a school, after breaking in to steal computer equipment.

KFC's new marketing gimmick: Giving away fried chicken-scented sunscreen

By AP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:34

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.

Thai military court opens trial in Bangkok shrine blast

By AP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:26

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.

Indonesia steps up security in Bali after arrest of suspected militant

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:10

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.

Typhoon Mindulle dumps heavy rain on northern Japan

By AFP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:25

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.

Turkey backtracks on 'IS child bomber' claims

By AFP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:07

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.

California firefighters stretched thin as blazes sweep state

By AP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 09:53

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.

Deaf driver shot dead by US police during traffic stop

By AFP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 09:37

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.

Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boom

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 09:10

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.

Canada's Justin Trudeau defends the burkini

By AFP - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 09:05

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.

Japanese contest seeks to demystify Buddhist monks, nuns

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 08:15

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.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to run for president next year

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 00:02

PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will run for next year’s presidential election, he announced on his Facebook account on Monday.

Boy in Sweden killed by grenade tossed into apartment

By AFP - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 21:43

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.

Iraqi police apprehend boy would-be suicide bomber in Kirkuk

By AP - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 21:15

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.

Poll shows that most Israelis, Palestinians still seek peace

By AP - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 21:00

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.

5 slain in Alabama massacre included pregnant woman

By AP - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 20:30

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.

Veteran skydiver killed during jump in southwest Ohio

By AP - Monday, August 22, 2016 - 20:20

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.