UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:49:03 -0400
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union.
40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:46:48 -0400
Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey's intensifying campaign in northern Syria. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said the army had killed 25 Kurdish "terrorists" in air strikes as part of its unprecedented operation inside Syria. The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group and Syrian Kurdish militia inside Syria on Wednesday.
Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41 in Singapore
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:32:28 -0400
SINGAPORE (AP) — More than 40 people have been infected by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday.
Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:30:05 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.
Top diplomat backs new South Sudan vice president
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:29:01 -0400
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The top monitor of South Sudan's peace deal said he and diplomats support the disputed appointment of a new vice president in order to support the country's shaky peace agreement.
The Latest: Italy lowers quake death toll back to 290
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:27:32 -0400
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):
Both sides in Gabon poll predict win as votes are counted
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:21:29 -0400
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Election officials compiled results in Gabon on Sunday as representatives of the incumbent president and his most prominent challenger predicted victory.
L'Aquila is grim reminder of struggle facing Italy's quake-hit towns
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:21:24 -0400
By Gavin Jones L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Seven years after being devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, L'Aquila's abandoned city center is a stark reminder of the struggle facing Italian towns hit by a quake last week. "This place is one big building site," said Luca Dioletta, the owner of Bar Duomo in the L'Aquila's main square, dominated by the neoclassical cathedral which is one of few buildings not shrouded in protective tarpaulins. Bar Duomo, which opened just a month ago, is the only bar or restaurant in the square which used to teem with life before the quake struck on April 6, 2009.
UK launches search for swimmer days after 5 die on beach
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:20:27 -0400
LONDON (AP) — British emergency services have launched a search off England's southeast coast after a swimmer disappeared from the same treacherous beach where five men drowned four days ago.
Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitors say 35 villagers killed
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 07:18:45 -0400
By Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers. Turkish warplanes roared into northern Syria at daybreak and its artillery pounded what security sources said were sites held by Kurdish YPG militia, after the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce overnight fighting around two villages. Turkey's military said 25 Kurdish militants were killed in its air strikes.