By John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state television reported. The attack, which hit near a Kurdish
By Idrees Ali and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces fighting to drive Islamic State out of northern Syria have gathered a massive trove of documents and data belonging to the militant group, potentially shedding more light on its operations, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday
A suitcase exploded near a reception center for migrants in southern Germany, on Wednesday, but the blast may have been caused by an aerosol can inside it, and there was no evidence of explosives being involved, police said. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two of the five attacks. "
The surprise decision to drop all charges against the remaining three officers followed three previous acquittals and a mistrial frustrates Baltimore residents wondering whether anything has improved in police relations.
While it's useful to see larger trends, such as white millennials for Bernie, there is a far more colorful mosaic of activists on the streets of Philadelphia. “I’m someone who is LGBT-identified, feminist-identified, and from rural Pennsylvania,” says Steve Lucas, a Hillary Clinton supporter who
Anna Kulesza lives on Poland's western border, but attends high school in Germany. Aleksander Choma and Marcin Flaga, two 20-somethings visiting Warsaw from the southeastern region of Podkarpacie, say they go to mass regularly – as do many of their friends. Nothing uncool about that, both say.
When Michael Jordan broke a nearly lifelong silence on social issues this week, his statement illuminated, at least in part, the depth and complexity of Americans’ views on the issue. In saying he “can no longer stay silent,” Mr. Jordan called for America to find a constructive path forward in addressing
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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc's emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a recurrence. The spill of 1,572 barrels of oil from
Earth bid a final farewell to robot lab Philae on Wednesday, severing communications after a year-long silence from the pioneering probe hurtling through space on a comet. Philae sent home reams of data garnered from sniffing, tasting and prodding its new alien home hundreds of millions of kilometres
Venezuela's opposition protested Wednesday to demand electoral authorities allow a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from power, a day after the government moved to outlaw their coalition. The opposition is hoping pressure from Venezuelans fed up with recession, shortages and mounting
HONOLULU (AP) — Community members and an environmental group sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense Wednesday over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern about the ongoing wave of arrests in Turkey following the attempted coup. Ban told Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a telephone conversation that "credible evidence" must be presented swiftly so that the detainees
A haunting picture of a forest and photographs of Guantanamo Bay -- eerie rendition locations lift the veil in art form on government methods to counteract terror. "Extraordinary rendition involved very ordinary places," says artist Edmund Clark, pointing at the forest picture, part of a new
Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds Wednesday as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence. Wearing his trademark cap and looking slightly frail, the 83-year-old was greeted by opposition
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station in the Armenian capital for 10 days took members of an ambulance crew hostage on Wednesday after they came in to treat those wounded in an exchange of fire with officers, police said.
By Yeganeh Torbati and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small group of U.S. troops helped Iraqi forces build a bridge across the Tigris River last week that will support Iraq's campaign to retake Mosul from the militant group Islamic State, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday. This was
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A suicide bomber riding an empty livestock truck laden with explosives blew himself up Wednesday in a crowded district in the predominantly Kurdish town of Qamishli in northern Syria, causing massive destruction and killing 44 people in a new attack claimed by the Islamic State
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy who they suspect of having planned a rampage and also believe was in contact with a teenager who killed nine people in Munich last week.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they are investigating the apparent disappearance of the mother-in-law of Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.
A US national of Bangladesh origin was among nine suspected Islamist extremists killed in a massive gunfight in Dhaka, police said Wednesday, as officers hunted a militant who fled the shoot-out. Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Masudur Rahman told AFP that Shahzad Rouf was one of nine young men
TOKYO (AP) — He wrote that he intended to kill disabled people and that his plot would benefit Japanese society. The facility where he worked was so unnerved, it confronted him. He quit the job and police sent him to a psychiatric hospital, but doctors deemed him safe to release 12 days later. In the