Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria

Over 100 killed in Syrian assault on Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. Retaliatory...
New South African President sworn in

Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa’s President

The Latest: Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa’s president JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa’s leadership transition (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the oath of office as South Africa’s president after his election in...
Pres. Zuma resigns in South Africa

The Latest: South Africa’s President resigns amid turmoil

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa’s leadership crisis (all times local): 11:05 p.m. South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned “with immediate effect.” The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised...
Britain Airport closes, WWII bomb found nearby

London City Airport shuts down: Unexploded WWII bomb found

London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. The Metropolitan Police service...
Syria Civil Defense workers hit by airstrikes

Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks, in a Bloody 24 hours

By SARAH EL DEEB and PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition rescue teams pulled babies from incubators in a hospital under attack, rushing them to safety in a pick-up truck. Elderly patients lay motionless on the ground and rescue workers searched for...

UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said. Ten bodies have washed ashore near the Libyan...
Migrant shootings France

Afghan migrant allegedly shoots 4 in melee in north France

By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Four migrants were shot and wounded Thursday during a confrontation in France’s port city of Calais, with an Afghan migrant apparently firing the shots, the French Interior Ministry said. Afghan and Eritrean migrants in the...
Afghanistan-new attacks

IS attacks military academy in Afghan capital, kills 11

By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack, which began before dawn and continued well past...
South African Drought disaster

Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected...
Syrian and Turkish forces

Syria violence overshadows Russia-hosted peace conference

By MEHMET GUZEL and SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Intense clashes erupted Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria as Kurdish forces tried to enter the area a day after it was captured by Turkish troops. Turkish military officials cancelled a...