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Massive gas find a boon for Egypt, salve for energy crisis

August 31, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The discovery of a huge natural gas field off the Egyptian coast is a major boon for the country that will help alleviate energy shortages and boost the economy, experts said Monday. more »»

Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3

August 31, 2015

MADRID (AP) — A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said.

The blast occurred around 2 p.m. more »»

AP Interview: IOM chief slams Hungary over migrant policies

August 31, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Countries like Hungary that have blocked desperate migrants from traveling by train in Europe "push them right into the hands of smugglers," with potentially deadly consequences, th... more »»

Poland's warring leaders honor Solidarity separately

August 31, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's warring president and prime minister have separately marked the 35th anniversary of a key deal between striking workers and communist authorities that opened the wa... more »»

Flood at Russian zoo kills 1 bear, traps 14 others in cages

August 31, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia's Far East, trapping 14 brown bears and a lion in their half-submerged cages. more »»

Syrian official: Extent of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

August 31, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The extent of damage from a massive explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra is unclear, but it appears the structure is still standing despite an attemp... more »»

Ukrainian kids go to military camp

August 31, 2015

STARE, Ukraine (AP) — More than 100 Ukrainian schoolchildren will have unusual tales to tell their mates when classes resume, after spending part of their summer vacations undergoing training by... more »»

Moldova: separatist leader to wed his foreign minister

August 31, 2015

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The leader of a pro-Russian separatist republic has announced that his foreign minister is resigning to take up another position: she'll become his wife. more »»

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

August 31, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a... more »»

Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

August 31, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, a Saudi... more »»

Islamic State group seizes 200 residents of Iraqi town

August 31, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The mayor of a remote, Islamic State-held town in western Iraq said on Monday that some 200 residents have been detained by the group at an unknown location following clashes there. more »»

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

August 31, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious... more »»

Gold hunters blocked from site of alleged Nazi gold train

August 31, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. more »»

The Latest: Thai sought in Bangkok bomb believed in Turkey

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

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7:00 p.m. more »»

2 US F-22 fighter jets in Poland for exercises with ally

August 31, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two U.S. stealth F-22 fighter jets have arrived in Poland to carry out combat air exercises for a day with the Polish air force.

The exercises are part of a broader U.S. more »»

Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days

August 31, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations, part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe... more »»

Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

August 31, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the... more »»

Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels

August 31, 2015

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed... more »»

Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

August 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves. more »»

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup

August 31, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria stepped up truck inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in one, creating a massive, 30-kilometer (18 1/2-mile) traffic... more »»

 
 

 

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