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More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. more »»

Tree crashes down in Portugal during festival, killing 12

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials sai. more »»

Deadly driver took drugs, medicine before ramming restaurant

August 15, 2017

MEAUX, France (AP) — A security guard who deliberately rammed his car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl, told investigators he was a suicidal habitual drug user an... more »»

The Latest: Sierra Leone survivors describe mudslides

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local):

4:35 p.. more »»

Sign at Swiss hotel directed to 'Jewish guests' draws anger

August 15, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's tourism office on Tuesday decried an "unfortunate" incident in which a small Alpine hotel posted a sign asking "Jewish guests" to shower before swimming in the hotel... more »»

Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

August 15, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both... more »»

At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

August 15, 2017

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number... more »»

3,000 firefighters in Portugal combat raging wildfire

August 15, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Around 3,000 firefighters in Portugal were struggling to put out more than 150 wildfires raging across the country Tuesday, as persistent hot and dry weather stoked the... more »»

Search on in 2 countries for woman missing since sub sank

August 15, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police from Sweden assisted their Danish counterparts on Tuesday with pursuing leads in the search for a missing Swedish woman who was on an amateur-built submarine the... more »»

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

August 15, 2017

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale Johannesburg hotel, and local media reported that she was due to appear in court on... more »»

UK says it may seek 'temporary' customs union with EU

August 15, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Britain might seek to remain in a customs union with the European Union for a time to avoid border chaos after leaving the bloc, the government's Brexit department said Tuesday. more »»

US vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag

August 15, 2017

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. more »»

Gravely injured in restaurant attack out of danger

August 15, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The Paris hospitals authority says five people, including a 3-year-old boy, who were gravely injured when a man deliberately rammed his car into a busy pizzeria east of Paris are out... more »»

Trump congratulates Kenyan president on winning re-election

August 15, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — United States President Donald Trump has congratulated Kenya's president on his re-election and the country for conducting "a peaceful, fair, and transparent contest. more »»

The Latest: North Korea says no talks on US detainees

August 15, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):

6 p.m. more »»

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

August 15, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president issued a direct threat to the West on Tuesday, claiming his country is capable of revitalizing its nuclear program within hours and quickly bringing it to eve... more »»

Hong Kong activist arrested over allegation of stapled legs

August 15, 2017

HONG KONG (AP) — The strange case of a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who claimed mainland Chinese agents stapled his legs as a warning has taken another twist after police arrested him Tuesday... more »»

India opens 1st Partition museum 70 years after bloody event

August 15, 2017

AMRITSAR, India (AP) — In the 70 years since India and Pakistan were created from the former British Empire, there has never been a venue focused on the stories and memorabilia of those who... more »»

Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier's flag from US veteran

August 15, 2017

HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. more »»

Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand

August 15, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Like squabbling siblings, New Zealand and Australia have close ties but also a rivalry that can sometimes turn ugly. more »»

 
 
 

 

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