Two police officers were killed and 19 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a passing police vehicle in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol on Sunday, security sources said. The bomb, planted by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), was detonated near the district
The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said. There was fierce fighting between insurgents and Syrian government
By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Sunday seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by African Union peacekeepers, a militant spokesman and a local official said, the third to fall to insurgents this month.
Levity is not the United Nations’ strong suit. The organization announced earlier this month that it would appoint comic book superhero Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls, as it pairs a longstanding push for gender equality with the launch of new sustainable-development
More than a thousand refugee children could be left homeless after French authorities announced their decision to clear one of the country’s notorious refugee camps, beginning on Monday. As hundreds of thousands of refugees have streamed into Europe during the ongoing refugee crisis, the French port
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday restrictive measures that limit Airbnb's activities in one of its most popular markets, marking the company's latest battle with cities worldwide. The law, intending to prevent Airbnb rentals from decreasing affordable housing options, will
Feral cats can be trouble. Critics say they spread diseases and threaten local wildlife populations. Volunteers with the New York City Feral Cat Initiative trap groups – or "colonies" – of wild cats, neuter and vaccinate them, and return them to the streets.
The first group of children from the French "Jungle" migrant camp with no connection to Britain have arrived in the country, the Home Office said Sunday, ahead of the camp's planned demolition. The "Jungle" is home to around 5,700 people, according to official figures. Its demolition
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say police have killed two suspected terrorists in a shootout in a central Russian city and that a bomb was found in the suspects' car.
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians voted Sunday in a runoff election that is expected to bring the center-right opposition to power and end the rule of the current Social Democrat-coalition, with the incumbents taking the heat for a sluggish economy and a sharp rise in prices following the adoption
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
LONDON (AP) — Two rival candidates announced bids Sunday to lead Britain's fractious right-wing U.K. Independence Party — both warning that UKIP faces extinction if it doesn't change.
Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that the current cycle of falling crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve. Oil prices are currently hovering at around $50 per barrel after hitting a 10-year low of less than $30 in January, down from a peak of more than $100 in
By Saif Hameed and Babak Dehghanpisheh ERBIL (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdish region
ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison's director said.
One way to realize just how long it's been since the Chicago Cubs last reached the World Series is to look at how much the game has changed since then, on and off the field.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Opponents of Prime Minister Viktor Orban are using referee whistles to disturb the government's commemorations of Hungary's 1956 revolution.
Spain's embattled Socialists on Sunday voted to lift a long-standing veto that has prevented the conservatives from forming a minority government, in what should finally end a ten-month political impasse. The conservative Popular Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won elections in
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan took firm control of the second test against a deflated West Indies on Sunday with a massive 342-run lead despite captain Misbah-ul-Haq not enforcing the follow-on.
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — The first test between England and Bangladesh remains finely poised with Bangladesh requiring 33 runs with two wickets remaining to take the lead in the two-match series.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish women again donned black and took to the streets on Sunday, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's already restrictive abortion law.
Bangladesh battled to 253-8 at stumps on the fourth day of a thrilling Test in Chittagong on Sunday, needing 33 for their first ever win against England. Hopes of an historic Test victory rested with debutant Sabbir Rahman who was unbeaten on 59, after England set the hosts a target of 286 on a crumbling
International banks based in Britain are readying to relocate some operations outside of the country in 2017, fearing post-Brexit uncertainty, the director of a powerful banking lobby said Sunday. "Their hands are quivering over the relocate button," Anthony Browne, chief executive of the
TOKYO (AP) — Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide. Japanese media reports suggest that the victim, believed to be a 72-year-old former military officer, may have set