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Witness confirms IS destruction of ancient temple in Syria

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A resident in the Syrian city of Palmyra says Islamic State militants have demolished the ancient temple of Baalshamin after laying explosives around it for over a month, confirming... more »»

US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

August 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading. more »»

Guatemala president won't resign, denies scandal involvement

August 24, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Otto Perez Molina has apologized to Guatemalans for a corruption scandal that has thrown the country into political crisis, but insists he will not resign his post... more »»

A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

August 24, 2015

Record numbers of migrants and refugees fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings an... more »»

Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China

August 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets plunged and Wall Street was due to suffer heavy losses on Monday after China's main index sank . more »»

Tunisia's young democracy stumbles under terror threat

August 24, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. more »»

China plans to boost penalties for sex with girls under 14

August 24, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China is planning to close a loophole that allowed some men to get away with relatively light penalties after having sex with girls under age 14, state media said Monday, following... more »»

Police fear airshow crash toll could rise to 20

August 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Two amateur soccer players on their way to match on a summer afternoon were among 11 people known to have died in the fiery crash of a vintage fighter jet in southeastern England. more »»

German govt condemns neo-Nazi riots outside refugee shelter

August 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government on Monday denounced the far-right protests outside a refugee shelter in which dozens of police were injured by a neo-Nazi mob hurling bottles and fireworks at... more »»

Lebanon protesters postpone Monday garbage demonstration

August 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes wit... more »»

Seoul takes hard line as talks between rival Koreas drag on

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president vowed a hard line on Monday as marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defus... more »»

Seoul talks tough as talks between rival Koreas drag on

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president vowed a hard line on Monday as marathon negotiations between senior officials of the two Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defus... more »»

Chinese stock market plunge causes global rout

August 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets plunged on Monday after China's main index sank 8. more »»

Suicide attacks against Iraqi security outpost kill 8

August 24, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Police and military officials say a series of suicide car bombings by the Islamic State group targeting a military outpost in Anbar province have killed eight soldiers and injured... more »»

The Latest: Bangkok police say grenade unlinked to bombing

August 24, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the bombings in the Thai capital (all times local):

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3 p.m. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan trade fire

August 24, 2015

JAMMU, India (AP) — On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic. Buffalo carts lazily make their way through lush green paddy field. more »»

China share plunge drives panic selling in Asian markets

August 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Stocks tumbled Monday as China's main index sank 8.5 percent in tumultuous trading spurred by deepening fears over the slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. more »»

Turkey's Erdogan expected to call new elections

August 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for Nov. more »»

Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

August 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran seems to be picking up the momentum it needs to survive fierce... more »»

Frustration mounts as talks between the rival Koreas drag on

August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday vowed a hard line as marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day in an attempt to defuse a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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