Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

By AFP - Saturday, 27 August 2016.

AMATRICE: Hopes were fading Saturday of finding more survivors under the rubble of the devastating earthquake in central Italy, which has already claimed at least 281 lives.


Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charges

By AP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:33

SAUGERTIES: The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial

By Reuters - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:09

BRASILIA: Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil’s Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by her Workers Party.

10 killed, 32 hurt in southern China bus crash

By AP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:29

BEIJING: Authorities in southern China say 10 people were killed and dozens injured when a bus overturned on a highway.

Anti-burkini law in France would worsen tension, says minister

By Reuters - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:11

PARIS: A law banning the full-body “burkini” swimsuit in France would stoke tensions between communities and would be both unconstitutional and ineffective, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview published on Sunday.

2 suspected drunk United Airlines pilots held in Glasgow before flight to US

By AP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:06

LONDON: Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said.

Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

By AP - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 09:50

HILO: Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Trump to give speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday

By Reuters - Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:30

WASHINGTON: US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday night that he would make a major speech on illegal immigration in Arizona on Wednesday.

Indonesian priest injured in church attack

By AFP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 16:34

MEDAN: A knife-wielding man stabbed a Catholic priest and tried to set off an explosive device at a church in Indonesia on Sunday, police said, the latest attack on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

One rescued, two missing after plane crash in New Orleans lake

By AP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 14:26

NEW ORLEANS: Authorities say a woman has been rescued and two men remain missing after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport.

Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island

By AFP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 13:29

WELLINGTON: Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard said Sunday.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

By AFP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:16

ROME: Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for he high death toll from this week’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster.

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

By AFP - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 09:01

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House’s next occupant.

Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit Kurdish militia

By Reuters - Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 08:54

KARKAMIS: Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Islamic State.

British PM to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 21:00

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament beforehand, a report said Saturday.

Bangladesh police kill "mastermind" of Dhaka cafe attack

By Bernama - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:42

DHAKA: Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said.

Australian teen completes record round world solo flight

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 13:30

SYDNEY: An Australian teenager made history on Saturday by becoming the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft.

Two men nabbed for trying to smuggle US$3m cash into Mexico

By AP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:23

ESCONDIDO: The Border Patrol says it has arrested two men they believe tried to smuggle $3 million in cash into Mexico from California.

UN condemns four North Korean ballistic missile launches

By AP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:39

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is strongly condemning four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.

Clock ticking, Trump finds himself in an ever-deeper hole

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:41

WASHINGTON: This was supposed to be the new – new! – Donald Trump, the more temperate Republican candidate who had emerged in the past two weeks seeking to broaden his appeal to a more diverse electorate.

Hong Kong's first suspected Zika case tests negative

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:25

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s first suspected Zika patient tested negative for the virus and has been discharged from hospital, broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported on Saturday.

The colonel's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC

By AP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:17

NEW YORK: Has Colonel Sanders’ nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC’s fried chicken empire?

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

By AFP - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:06

TUNIS: Tunisia’s parliament on Friday resoundingly approved the unity government of Youssef Chahed, backing a new cabinet line-up which will have to tackle the country’s pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

Second case of babies switched in Canadian hospital shakes community

By Reuters - Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 09:03

WINNIPEG: For the second time in less than a year, two men from the same remote Canadian community have discovered they were switched at birth, prompting outrage and new questions about substandard healthcare for Canada’s indigenous people.

Three charged with selling horsemeat as beef in Britain

By Reuters - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:03

LONDON: Three men have been charged with fraud for allegedly selling horsemeat as beef in Britain in 2012, prosecutors said on Friday.

France's top court suspends burkini ban

By AFP - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 22:36

PARIS: France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups.

Japan warns on measles after infected fan joins Bieber concert

By AFP - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 18:51

TOKYO: Japanese authorities have warned of a possible measles outbreak after a fan who went to a Justin Bieber concert near Tokyo was diagnosed with the contagious disease, officials said Friday.

Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore

By Reuters - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:50

SINGAPORE: Air pollution in Singapore rose to the “unhealthy” level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the city-state’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said, in a repeat of an annual crisis.

Death toll from blast in southeast Turkey rise to 11

By Reuters - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:31

ISTANBUL: At least 11 people were killed and 78 wounded in a blast at a police headquarters in Turkish town of Cizre in the largely Kurdish southeast, broadcaster NTV reported.

Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans

By AP - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:13

PARIS: France’s highest administrative court is considering whether it’s legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam in secular France.

French naval contractor DCNS files complaint following data leak

By Reuters - Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:02

PARIS: French naval contractor DCNS has filed a complaint for breach of trust after a massive leak of documents concerning six Scorpene submarines it is building for India, a spokesman for the shipbuilder said on Friday.