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Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air

May 6, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hoped to move thousands more via a highway... more »»

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

May 6, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more... more »»

Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size

May 5, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) and officials said Thursday they would like to move south about... more »»

Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28

May 5, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an... more »»

Brazil's high court suspends house speaker, foe of president

May 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court voted unanimously Thursday to suspend the scandal-tainted leader of the lower house of Congress from his duties. more »»

The Latest: UN says Aleppo attack could be war crime

May 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

12:06 a.m.

A top U.. more »»

EU official Tusk: Idea of one European nation is 'illusion'

May 5, 2016

ROME (AP) — Worried about anti-European Union sentiment fueling nationalism on the continent, a top official said Thursday that the bloc must "stop the radicals" from gaining power by making... more »»

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

May 5, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more... more »»

Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain

May 5, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. more »»

Activists: At least 28 dead in strike on Syria refugee camp

May 5, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. more »»

The Latest: US says Syria truce on Aleppo soon to expire

May 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

10:05 p.m.

The United States says the truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo could expire in a couple of hours. more »»

The Latest: White House says Syria airstrike 'indefensible'

May 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

10 p.m.

The White House says an airstrike that killed at least 28 people in northwestern Syria is "indefensible. more »»

Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments

May 5, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a reflection of the deep divisions plaguing Israel, a top general set off a controversy Thursday after appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany... more »»

Amid political crisis, Iraqi PM calls for focus on IS fight

May 5, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Thursday called on the Iraqi people to prioritize the battle against the Islamic State group amid a deepening political crisis in the country. more »»

Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position

May 5, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to... more »»

Israel discovers new cross-border tunnel from Gaza Strip

May 5, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel... more »»

4 people rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

May 5, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four more survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that mor... more »»

The Latest: Activists say 28 dead in hit on Syrian refugees

May 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

8:45 p.m. more »»

The Latest: 78 refugees rescued off Greece in 2 incidents

May 5, 2016

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

7:25 p.m. more »»

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

May 5, 2016

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. more »»

 
 
 

 

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