A Belgian shopping center was evacuated on Saturday after three masked robbers, armed with at least one Kalashnikov rifle, burst into a jewelry store in Chatelineau, 50 km (35 miles) south of Brussels, police said. Police escorted dozens of shoppers out of the Cora mall, some of whom confused the sound
Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen accused each other of violating a three-day ceasefire on Saturday as the United Nations sought to quell persistent fighting by extending the truce. Ground fighting has raged largely unabated despite the truce, but air attacks on the capital
By Sylvain Andzongo DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - The death toll from a train derailment in Cameroon rose to 63 on Saturday, the communications minister said, as rescue efforts continued and work began to clear the vital rail line. The packed Camrail train had been traveling from the capital Yaounde
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It would add another layer of accountability to a power structure already dealing with ambiguity in an era of bodycams and civilian cellphone videos. If passed, the Laquan McDonald Act will create a special election process through which citizens could recall elected public officials, including the
Socialist party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis said on Saturday that so far none of the Socialist candidates would be able to win the 2017 presidential election or even make it into the second round. French President Francois Hollande's chances of being re-elected next May are seen as increasingly
Libyan pro-government forces fighting Islamic State in Sirte have freed 11 Eritrean female captives, a Turk and an Egyptian after a battle to recapture a part of the city held by Islamic State, a spokesman for the forces said on Saturday. After a six-month campaign of street-by-street fighting backed
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BEIJING (AP) — World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi was hired Saturday to take over the national football team in the latest sign of China's commitment to becoming a serious force in world soccer.
By Thanarith Satrusayang and Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - A huge crowd of Thais gathered on Saturday outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to sing the royal anthem in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Oct. 13 after seven decades on the throne. The government has declared a year
CAIRO (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants on Saturday gunned down a senior Egyptian army officer near his home in an eastern Cairo suburb, according to two security officials.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he did not mean he would cut off ties with the United States when he said in China that he was separating from the U.S., adding it's in his country's best interest to stay with America. Despite the clarification, the
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's push for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group encountered stiff resistance Saturday from Iraq's prime's minister, who said his country's forces will oust the militants from the northern
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Ben Stokes came to England's rescue on Saturday with a fine all-round performance which gave the tourists a position of dominance against Bangladesh in the first test with two days left.
Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train. "The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs," a Scotland Yard
MOSCOW (AP) — The entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless."
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet faces a test of strength Sunday in municipal elections that will serve as a political barometer with just over a year to go in her term. The local polls are the last vote before general elections in 2017 that will decide the Socialist leader's successor, at a
Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday morning when a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in London, slicing its roof off, the Fire Brigade said. Three people who were trapped on the top deck had to be freed and five were taken to hospital after the pre-dawn collision in Tottenham, North
Hundreds of wounded civilians were stranded in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo Saturday as the UN said security concerns were again preventing evacuations despite Russia extending a ceasefire into a third day. The army says it is an opportunity for civilians and rebel fighters who lay down their
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday criticized Iraq's leadership, saying it was "being provocative" with recent comments and said Ankara will continue to have a presence in Iraq. Turkey has been locked in a row with Iraq's central government over the presence of Turkish
By Phil Stewart and Babak Dehghanpisheh QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq