Two soldiers were killed and one wounded when a roadside bomb detonated by Kurdish militants hit a passing military vehicle in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast on Wednesday, security sources said. The bomb was detonated by remote control as the vehicle passed through a highway near Siirt, in southeast
Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions. Moscow has deployed more air defense systems in the
The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. citizen James Wang has been imprisoned in China and that American diplomats have been denied permission to meet with him since he was arrested nearly 14 months ago. Wang was one of two men who held senior positions on Hong Kong political magazines
When Pete Frates challenged his friends to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads in a video, he hoped to turn a Facebook trend into a fundraiser for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It all started with Frates.
When it comes to tone, the contrast between the conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland could not be more stark. Democrats this week have been hammering home those differences: an ostentatious emphasis on love, hope, change, optimism, and togetherness. Trump got a significant post-convention bounce
As the line between politics and popular culture grows increasingly blurred, an emphasis on celebrity endorsements has become the norm for candidates vying for media attention, especially those belonging to the Democratic Party.
On Monday evening, a uniformed female police officer walked into an Alexandria, Va., Noodles & Company restaurant and joined the line, only to leave moments later, empty handed. In this latest incident in which tensions between police and community members have migrated from protests to restaurants,
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.
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New Zealand captain Suzie Bates believes the fact that matches in English cricket's new Super League are all stand alone affairs will show just how much progress women's cricket is making as a professional sport. The Twenty20 competition gets underway this weekend, with officials hoping to emulate
By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The case of an Indonesian woman expected to be executed this week for drug trafficking highlights the risk to migrant workers of being duped into becoming drug mules, human rights campaigners said. Merri Utami, who was convicted in 2003 of smuggling
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.
German police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old Algerian refugee who had fled a psychiatric facility earlier in the day yelling, "I'll blow you up," ending the latest in a string of incidents that have set the country's nerves on edge. German federal police arrested the asylum-seeker
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
TOKYO (AP) — "Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.
TORONTO (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the Rogers Cup, his final event before the Rio Olympics.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is digging in its heels to stop a presidential recall vote as it fights to hold onto power amid an economic collapse.
By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea this month, United States officials talked about rallying a coalition to impose "terrible" costs to Beijing's international reputation
BHP Billiton will book a charge of up to $1.3 billion to cover the costs of a dam disaster last November at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil, putting it on course to report its worst ever annual loss. BHP said on Thursday the provision of between $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion partly reflected uncertainty
Malta has denied visa extensions for North Korean workers, effectively expelling them, due to a diplomatic campaign by South Korea and human rights groups, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. South Korea has been pressing the few countries that have ties with North Korea to push
BHP Billiton said on Thursday it would book a provision of between $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion in its annual results to cover costs of the dam disaster in November at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil. It said the provision partly reflected uncertainty on when Samarco, its iron ore joint venture
(Reuters) - The operators of the California power grid on Wednesday extended the Flex Alert through Thursday evening, urging consumers to conserve electricity due to high temperatures. The Flex Alert is a call for voluntary electric conservation from consumers during peak usage times from 2 p.m. to 9
By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - The death of a mentally ill black man following his arrest by police in Canada's capital has sparked calls for a probe into whether race was a factor in the incident as advocacy groups voiced concerns over police violence against minorities. Witnesses told local