Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

July 31, 2021

Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires…

US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2

July 31, 2021

U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing two on board…

As athletes open up on mental health, Japan’s Olympians tell harrowing tales

July 31, 2021

Already under pressure to win, many faced online abuse from people who didn’t want the Games to happen.…

‘The voices of U.S. troops’: Portraits of Afghan interpreters

July 31, 2021

They were more than the translators of words, they also interpreted the culture and the daily lives of the civilians caught between the Taliban and the coalition.…

Britain urges vaccinations during pregnancy amid delta variant worries

July 31, 2021

The U.K. Obstetric Surveillance System found that the proportion of pregnant people hospitalized with moderate to severe illnesses has increased with the highly contagious delta variant.…

As the Taliban closes in, Afghan forces scramble to defend prisons holding thousands of militants

July 31, 2021

If just a fraction of the detainees escape, Afghan security officials warn, it would hand the Taliban a significant advantage on the battlefield, where it is already making steady gains.…

Evacuations by sea as high temps fuel wildfires in Sicily

July 31, 2021

Firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday battled dozens of wildfires fueled by temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), prompting the region’s governor to request assistance from Rome…

US official lands in Sudan to support democratic transition

July 31, 2021

The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Khartoum on a five-day trip to Sudan then to neighboring Ethiopia…

Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote

July 31, 2021

Malaysia’s embattled prime minister has postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign…

Indian, Chinese army officers meet to defuse border standoff

July 31, 2021

Top Indian and Chinese army commanders have met after a gap of three months to discuss the expeditious disengagement of thousands of forces in a bid to ease the 15-month border tensions and clashes…

Chinese-Canadian pop star detained on suspicion of rape

July 31, 2021

Beijing police say the Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape…

Hungary: health care workers protest for higher wages

July 31, 2021

Several thousand health care workers and their supporters have gathered in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to demand wage increases and better conditions for those working in the country’s ailing public health system…

7 Kurds slain in Turkey; officials deny ethnic motive

July 31, 2021

Authorities say 10 suspects have been detained over the killing of seven people from an ethnic Kurdish family in Turkey’s central Konya province…

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing national anthem

July 31, 2021

Hong Kong police have arrested a man on suspicion of insulting the national anthem…

Mexicans will vote on whether to prosecute former officials. Is it transitional justice or political theater?

July 31, 2021

The vote was proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He now says he won’t participate, because he’s “not vengeful.”…

Separate traffic accidents in Afghanistan leave 20 dead

July 31, 2021

A provincial official says separate traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan left at least 20 people dead and 18 others injured…

China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

July 31, 2021

China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh targets for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions…

At small Serbia border village, migrants describe pushbacks

July 31, 2021

At first, this remote village in Serbia seems sleepy and almost abandoned like many other in the Balkan country…

Hospital bombed in southern Afghanistan as battles rage

July 31, 2021

The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan says the Afghan air force has bombed his facility, killing one person and injuring three others…

Wildfire in western Greece forces village, beach evacuations

July 31, 2021

A wildfire in western Greece has forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats…

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns

July 31, 2021

The United Arab Emirates has sent six Yemeni detainees who were first held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then in the Gulf Arab federation, to their home nation of Yemen…

Chinese Canadian pop star Kris Wu detained by Beijing police on rape allegations

July 31, 2021

The detention of the singer marks a rare turn in a #MeToo case in China, where few allegations have been lodged against powerful public figures, and fewer investigated.…

UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed

July 30, 2021

The United Nations says its office in western Afghanistan has come under fire and one of its guards was killed as the Taliban and Afghan forces waged fierce battles in the area…

China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

July 30, 2021

The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle at her market stall…

Man pleads guilty to assaulting England’s top doctor in park

July 30, 2021

A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park has pleaded guilty to assault…

Colombia coastal city crowded with African, Haitian migrants

July 30, 2021

A small city on Colombia’s Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti and Africa making what they hope will be a journey toward the United States…

Kim stresses military preparations ahead of US-SKorea drills

July 30, 2021

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has called for stronger capability to cope with any foreign provocation as he presided over a meeting of military and political leaders…

The pandemic leads to another summer of anger

July 30, 2021

Though quieter in the United States than a year ago, this month has seen a dramatic spasm of protest in other parts of the world.…

Regional forces join offensive against Mozambique extremists

July 30, 2021

Rwandan troops have joined Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other neighboring countries to battle the insurgency…

In heat emergency, Greece adds checks for fires, power cuts

July 30, 2021

Greek authorities are ordering additional fire patrols and infrastructure maintenance inspections as the country grapples with a heat wave expected to last more than a week…

As American cities reimpose mask mandates, Moscow lifts its glove requirements

July 30, 2021

The Russian capital had required gloves in public places. Masks will still be required.…

Europe has caught up to the U.S. on coronavirus vaccinations — and is deploying near-mandates to get further

July 30, 2021

Italy and other major European countries are requiring health passports in everyday life.…

UN: 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s Tigray face deadly hunger

July 30, 2021

The United Nations children’s agency says more than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region could face the most extreme and life-threatening form of malnutrition in the next year…

Death toll in wildfires that hit southern Turkey rises to 4

July 30, 2021

Turkish fire crews are continuing to fight blazes in southern Turkey that burned down homes and forced evacuations…

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

July 30, 2021

Japan has expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo on Friday following record spikes in infections as the capital hosts the Olympics…

Romans mastered aqueducts. Now Italy is just trying to fix its leaky pipes.

July 30, 2021

With an enormous sum of European recovery money, Italy is directing much of it to environmental issues — including the leaks.…

Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon

July 30, 2021

As COVID-19 deaths rise in Myanmar, allegations are growing that the military government is using the coronavirus pandemic to consolidate power and crush the opposition…

UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots

July 30, 2021

Two U.N. agencies are warning that hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months with the highest alerts for “catastrophic” situations in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria…

UK man sentenced to 5 years for string of cat killings

July 30, 2021

A former British security guard who knifed nine cats to death in night-time attacks has been sentenced to more than five years in prison…

About 200 Afghan interpreters and family members arrive in U.S., in first wave of evacuations

July 30, 2021

The evacuees escaped the clutches of Taliban militants who have targeted interpreters, in some cases killing them as retribution for their work with U.S. troops on the front lines and as crucial workers for diplomats and humanitarian agencies.…

Why Africa is perilously far behind on coronavirus vaccination

July 30, 2021

“There is no other word for it but a betrayal of trust, the consequences of which are now playing out in Africa, in lives lost that should not have been, had the wealthiest countries allowed poorer countries access to their fair share of vaccines,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told The Washington Post.…

Israel delivers booster shots of vaccine to people over 60

July 30, 2021

Israeli health authorities began administering coronavirus booster shots Friday to people over 60 who’ve already received both does of a vaccine, in a bid to combat a recent spike in cases…

Brits outraged by U.S. animated series depicting royal family as egotistical tea drinkers controlled by mafia-boss queen

July 30, 2021

The HBO Max series has been slammed by critics in Britain as “wrong” and “disgusting.”…

Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

July 30, 2021

A Hong Kong protester has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the closely watched first case under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing tightens control over the territory…

Pakistan attackers throw grenade at police van, kill officer

July 30, 2021

Pakistan’s police say attackers threw a hand grenade at a police van in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing a policeman and wounding two others before fleeing the scene…

Canada official: 4th virus wave possible if steps not taken

July 30, 2021

Canada’s chief public health officer says the country could face a fourth wave of COVID-19, driven by the delta variant, by the end of summer if restrictions are eased too quickly and before enough people have been vaccinated…

Johnny Ventura, Dominican singer who helped modernize merengue, dies at 81

July 30, 2021

He was one of the Dominican Republic’s most beloved musicians, known for up-tempo hits including “Patacón Pisao” and “¿Pitaste?”…

Iraq military: Many feared dead in terrorist attack in north

July 30, 2021

Iraq’s military says a terrorist attack on a funeral procession has claimed many victims in the country’s northern province of Salahaddin…

Brutal killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan

July 30, 2021

The beheading of a young woman in an upscale neighborhood of Pakistan’s capital has shone a spotlight on the relentless violence against women in the country…

Earthquake shakes Peru’s north Pacific coast

July 30, 2021

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has shaken the north Pacific coast of Peru, sending people fleeing their homes, damaging a centuries old church and injuring at least one person The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake happened at 12:10 p.m. local time Friday, with an epicenter about 5 miles east of the city of Sullana…