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Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3

August 31, 2015

MADRID (AP) — A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said.

The blast occurred around 2 p.m. more »»

Syrian official: Extent of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

August 31, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The extent of damage from a massive explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra is unclear, but it appears the structure is still standing despite an attemp... more »»

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

August 31, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. more »»

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

August 31, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main... more »»

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

August 31, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a... more »»

Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

August 31, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, a Saudi... more »»

Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown

August 31, 2015

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. more »»

Islamic State group seizes 200 residents of Iraqi town

August 31, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The mayor of a remote, Islamic State-held town in western Iraq said on Monday that some 200 residents have been detained by the group at an unknown location following clashes there. more »»

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first... more »»

The Latest: Thai sought in Bangkok bomb believed in Turkey

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):


7:00 p.m. more »»

2 US F-22 fighter jets in Poland for exercises with ally

August 31, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two U.S. stealth F-22 fighter jets have arrived in Poland to carry out combat air exercises for a day with the Polish air force.

The exercises are part of a broader U.S. more »»

Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days

August 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations, part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe... more »»

Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

August 31, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the... more »»

Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels

August 31, 2015

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed... more »»

Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves. more »»

Canadians, Pakistani and Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

August 31, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in the kingdom's oil-rich east, a Saudi... more »»

Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamonds

August 31, 2015

MADRID (AP) — An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium... more »»

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

August 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. more »»

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

August 31, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban published a biography of their new leader Monday as hundreds of insurgents met to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of... more »»

2 journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail claim trap

August 31, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Two French journalists facing extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI say they were trapped into the agreement. more »»



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