3 arrested in 71 migrant deaths in Austria Video

LONDON - Austrian police said Friday that a truck found abandoned the day before contained the bodies of 71 migrants, including four children, and that three suspects in the case have been arrested in Hungary. The dead appear likely at this point to have been Syrian refugees and to have died from suffocation, but forensic investigators are still working on establishing identities and confirming the cause of death, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in the eastern Austrian state of Burgenland.…

Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people Video

BEIJING (AP) - A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media. A provincial broadcaster said four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin. The surveillance camera video shows pedestrians walking or standing on the sidewalk when it suddenly gave in.

Rival Koreas restart talks

  PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed a second round of talks that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula. The first round of marathon talks on Saturday came to nothing, and South Korea's military reported Sunday that it detected

Kerry in Cuba as flag raised over US Embassy Video

HAVANA (AP) - The Stars and Stripes rose Friday over the newly opened U.S. Embassy for the first time in 54 years, making a symbolically charged victory lap for the Obama administration's new policy of engagement with Cuba. Some waking as early as 6 a.m., hundreds of Cubans gathered outside the embassy for what they universally called a historic day.

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Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people Video

BEIJING (AP) - A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security…

27 August 2015 [10:07 AM]
Rival Koreas restart talks

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed…

23 August 2015 [05:18 AM]
Thai police clear 2 suspects in Bangkok bombing; 1 more sought

BANGKOK - Thai police said Thursday that two men thought to have aided the prime suspect in the central Bangkok bombing this week were no longer under investigation. The two men were suspected of shielding the suspected bomber while he…

20 August 2015 [10:50 PM]
Haiti to redo legislative elections in 25 constituencies

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Balloting in Haiti’s recent violent, chaotic legislative elections will be rerun in 25 constituencies nationwide, including in the Artibonite Valley where the vote for several seats in the lower Chamber of Deputies has to be redone because…

20 August 2015 [10:49 PM]
Indonesian airliner carrying 54 loses contact over Papua

  JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said.…

16 August 2015 [05:41 AM]
Havana cardinal delivered letter from Pope Francis to President Obama

MIAMI-Three months before the historic announcement in December that the U.S. would re-establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega made a trip to the White House and hand delivered a letter from Pope Francis to President Barack…

13 August 2015 [11:01 PM]
Video shows Venezuelan police executing alleged gang member

Police agents of the Venezuelan state of Aragua executed in cold blood an alleged member of a “mega-gang” shortly after killing at least three other men, a video obtained by El Nuevo Herald shows. Police sources indicated that the deaths…

13 August 2015 [11:01 PM]
UN to vote on chemical weapons measure

The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote Friday on a measure drafted by top U.S. and Russian diplomats that would identify and hold accountable those who use chemical weapons in Syria’s protracted civil war. The draft resolution was…

06 August 2015 [10:36 PM]
Obama Iran deal in a danger zone

WASHINGTON (TNS) — President Barack Obama’s determination to persuade the public and Congress to support a historic nuclear agreement with Iran may soon run headlong against a proven political adversary: August. Obama’s White House has seen major initiatives falter in…

31 July 2015 [11:12 PM]
Palestian toddler killed in suspected militant attack

JERUSALEM (TNS) — A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and members of his family were critically wounded on Friday when their home in the West Bank was firebombed by attackers believed to be extremist Jewish settlers, the police and army…

31 July 2015 [07:29 PM]
Ebola Vaccine highly effective in Guinea trial

An experimental vaccine tested in more than 7,500 people in Guinea was highly protective against Ebola in a preliminary analysis. Organizations who sponsored the work, including the World Health Organization and Medecins Sans Frontiers, lauded the outcome of the work…

31 July 2015 [07:28 PM]
Critics of Iran nuclear deal allege secret side agreements

WASHINGTON (TNS) — Congressional critics of the nuclear deal with Iran have opened a new front in their battle with the Obama administration, demanding the release of secret details of Iran’s agreement with the United Nations’ nuclear agency. The side…

24 July 2015 [11:20 PM]
Kurds win advance; other Syrians remain fearful

ISTANBUL (TNS) — An enormous yellow flag with a red star in the middle hangs over the main square in Tel Abyad, the Syrian border town just seized from Islamic State extremists by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. For Syrian Kurds,…

19 June 2015 [10:32 PM]
No truce in Yemen peace talks

GENEVA (TNS) — Yemen’s exile government and rebels failed to reach a humanitarian truce during five days of peace consultations in Geneva, U.N. Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said after the talks. “There was no agreement reached,” the Mauritanian U.N.…

19 June 2015 [10:27 PM]
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