Rio’s hungry are hit by crisis as busy soup kitchens close

June 30, 2016

The hungry in Rio de Janeiro became the latest casualties of the state’s financial crunch Thursday as some of the busiest soup kitchens were shut down for lack of funding.…

US stock indexes extend rally to a 3rd day

June 30, 2016

Investors remained in a buying mood Thursday, driving U.S. stocks broadly higher for the third day in a row.…

Tanzania gives hunting permit to a firm despite video of animal abuse

June 30, 2016

A company that caters to wealthy UAE tourists was welcomed back after a suspension.…

‘Trapped by all the sides’ in Yemen’s largely ignored war

June 30, 2016

The city of Taiz is emblematic of a conflict that holds enormous stakes for the U.S. and its allies.…

Liberia takes over security from UN; 1st time in 13 years

June 30, 2016

Liberia is assuming responsibility for its security for the first time since civil war ended in the West African country 13 years ago, a move welcomed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban…

Egypt marks new holiday amid violence in Sinai, near Libya

June 30, 2016

Egypt celebrated the army’s 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday on Thursday, a day that also saw a series of deadly militant attacks in Sinai…

Canada task force to study marijuana legalization

June 30, 2016

Canada launched a task force Thursday to study the regulation of recreational marijuana ahead of a legalization measure the government plans to send to parliament in the Spring of 2017.…

Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom

June 30, 2016

A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and stabbed to death a 13-year-old Israeli-American girl as she slept…

Iran sacks chiefs of 4 commercial banks over high salaries

June 30, 2016

Iran’s official news agency says authorities have removed the chiefs of four of the country’s major commercial banks from their posts for receiving “unconventionally” high salaries.…

Officials: At least 30 Afghan police cadets killed in suicide bombings outside Kabul

June 30, 2016

Two bombs hit a convoy transporting police trainees to the Afghan capital.…

‘War is futile’: The tragic last Facebook post of an Istanbul terror victim

June 30, 2016

“There would be no winners in any war, only losers,” she wrote.…

Stung by a betrayal, former London mayor Boris Johnson ends bid to lead Britain

June 30, 2016

The pro-Brexit camp was splintered by the astonishing entry of Michael Gove into the leadership campaign.…

At least 15 killed in suicide bomb attacks in north Cameroon

June 30, 2016

Two suicide bombings carried out by Islamic extremists in northern Cameroon have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens, authorities said Thursday.…

Human rights and media activist released in Turkey

June 30, 2016

A Turkish court on Thursday released a prominent press freedom advocate and leading human rights defender, two of three activists put under pre-trial arrest on June 20 for participating in…

Security worries grip Lebanon; Hezbollah scraps annual event

June 30, 2016

The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group cancelled an annual event on Thursday in Beirut’s southern suburbs amid security concerns gripping the country in the wake of deadly suicide bombings earlier this…

UK stock index above pre-vote level: Crisis over? Not likely

June 30, 2016

Don’t be fooled: the rebound in Britain’s main stock market to where it was before the vote to leave the European Union does not mean all is now fine for…

#Borexit: The Internet reacts to Boris Johnson’s big decision

June 30, 2016

Thousands took to social media to express their disbelief that the former mayor of London bowed out of the running for leadership.…

A U.S. Embassy outed six men. Then they were beaten and forced to flee.

June 30, 2016

The men were attacked after embassy in Ivory Coast posted photos of them on social media, identifying them as “LGBTI community signing the condolence book” for Orlando shooting victims.…

Vietnam says Taiwanese company responsible for fish deaths

June 30, 2016

Vietnam’s government announced Thursday that a Taiwanese-owned steel plant was responsible for massive fish deaths along the central Vietnamese coast and said it has pledged to pay $500 million in…

Official: Suicide attack on Afghan police convoy kills 37

June 30, 2016

Taliban militants launched a twin suicide attack on Thursday, targeting a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police cadets outside of the capital and killing 37 people, mostly policemen, and wounding…

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson avoids leadership bid

June 30, 2016

The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic, unexpected turn Thursday as former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered to be…

The Latest: Death toll in Turkish suicide attack rises to 43

June 30, 2016

The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local):…

Spanish tax inspectors search Google office in Madrid

June 30, 2016

A Madrid court says it authorized tax inspectors to enter Google’s offices in Madrid as part of a tax department investigation.…

Italy lowers toll from 2015 migrant wreck after ship raised

June 30, 2016

Italian authorities on Thursday lowered by more than 200 people the estimated number of migrants who died in a 2015 shipwreck that spurred Europe to beef up its Mediterranean rescue…

Sensitive Philippine comments on sea feud aired partly on TV

June 30, 2016

The new Philippine foreign secretary has made sensitive remarks about territorial disputes in the South China Sea that were broadcast live by the state-run TV network before it abruptly cut…

Priest, 2 members of security forces killed in Egypt’s Sinai

June 30, 2016

Egyptian officials say a Christian priest and two members of the country’s security forces have been killed by suspected Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula’s turbulent north.…

Lufthansa, cabin crew union settle dispute in arbitration

June 30, 2016

A union representing Lufthansa’s cabin crew says arbitration proceedings in a long and bitter labor dispute with the German airline have reached a successful conclusion.…

Belgians announce handover of another suspect to France

June 30, 2016

Belgian authorities say they have handed over another suspect who was wanted in France in connection with the November attacks that killed 130 in Paris.…

Islamic State applauds the British: ‘Brexit threatens the unity of Crusader Europe’

June 30, 2016

“I suspect al-Baghdadi might be happy” if Britain left the E.U., Prime Minister David Cameron said last month.…

Istanbul airport bombing: What we know so far

June 30, 2016

Here’s what we know about the deadly bombing at Istanbul’s largest airport on Tuesday.…

Istanbul airport attackers identified as Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals

June 30, 2016

Authorities did not release the names of the militants, who staged a triple suicide bombing at Ataturk Airport this week.…

3 killed, 6 hurt in attack on Malian military near Timbuktu

June 30, 2016

The Malian military says a convoy came under attack not far from the town of Timbuktu in the country’s volatile north.…

Indian soldiers kill 2 rebels in Kashmir, battle protesters

June 30, 2016

A paramilitary officer says Indian forces have killed two suspected rebels in a clash in Indian-controlled Kashmir, and dispersed hundreds of protesters who took to the streets to show their…

Germany: number of births hits highest level since 2000

June 30, 2016

Germany recorded its highest number of births since 2000 last year, an encouraging sign in a country with an aging population.…

UN says Iraqi children ‘relentlessly targeted’ in war

June 30, 2016

The U.N. children’s fund warned on Thursday that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called…

At least 27 Afghan police cadets killed in suicide bombing outside Kabul

June 30, 2016

The trainees were traveling by bus to the capital when the convoy was hit by two suicide bombers, Kabul’s police chief said. This is a developing story. It will be…

Ex-US Marine charged in murder, rape of woman on Okinawa

June 30, 2016

Japanese prosecutors charged a U.S. military contractor Thursday with the murder and rape of a 20-year-old woman on Okinawa, a high-profile case that has renewed anti-American base sentiment on the…

Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines

June 30, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s…

Turkey’s cat-and-mouse game with the Islamic State

June 30, 2016

After airport attack, Turkey faces up to the extremists in its midst.…

Venezuelans are trying to oust their president. Will the government stop them?

June 30, 2016

The process to recall Nicolás Maduro faces a race against the clock and a string of procedural hurdles.…

AP PHOTOS: Shantytown tours offer different view of Peru

June 30, 2016

Shacks cling precariously to sandy hillsides. The flat roofs of board-and-tin hovels stretch as far as the eye can see on treeless moonscapes. Humble meals are served on battered plates.…

Tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines

June 30, 2016

Tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines.…

Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees until year end

June 30, 2016

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has allowed registered Afghan refugees to remain in the country until the end of the year, as an earlier deadline is set to expire.…

Nepal agrees to speed up aid grants to quake victims

June 30, 2016

Nepal’s government has agreed to provide aid grants in two instead of three installments to people who lost their homes in last year’s devastating earthquake.…

Philippines’ new vice president sworn into office

June 30, 2016

The Philippines’ new vice president Leni Robredo was sworn into office Thursday with a promise to bring prosperity to Filipinos on the fringes of society.…

Ruling party defeated in Mongolian parliament elections

June 30, 2016

The opposition Mongolian People’s Party has won a decisive victory in parliamentary elections in the landlocked nation where a fall in commodity prices has sent the economy into a sharp…

Vietnam sentences Australian to death for heroin trafficking

June 30, 2016

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian citizen to death for heroin trafficking.…

Maradona urges Argentines to leave Messi alone over quitting

June 30, 2016

Soccer great Diego Maradona is urging fellow Argentines to leave Lionel Messi alone over the current star’s decision to retire from Argentina’s national team following its loss to Chile in…

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