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Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death ...

UN rights chief seeks international probe of Yemen violence

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights chief is calling for an international investigation of human rights violations in Yemen's civil war, which has killed thousands. ...

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

TEHRAN, Iran — The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an ...

North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a ...

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu back in hospital

JOHANNESBURG — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, according ...

Turkish tanks boost rebels

ISTANBUL — Turkish troops and tanks crossed into Syria on Wednesday in support of a new U.S.-backed offensive against the Islamic State, helping Syrian rebels ...

Afghan forces hunt gunmen in attack on university students

KABUL — Afghan security forces combed the American University in Kabul in the early hours of Thursday for suspected gunmen who might be still at ...

Navy: Iran harassed U.S. ship in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON — Four Iranian small boats harassed a Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired, the chief of naval operations said ...

N.Korea improves submarine missile launch

SEOUL — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 310 miles, the longest distance achieved by the North for ...

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war

HAVANA — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been ...

Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack

SYDNEY — A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at ...

Burkini-clad woman forced to disrobe on French beach

In the photograph, three French policeman stand looming over a woman seated on a beach in Nice. The armed officers watch as she takes off ...

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the ...

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities on Wednesday to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks ...

Mexico storms killed millions of monarch butterflies, experts say

MEXICO CITY — Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central ...

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province when his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American ...

Biden in Latvia to allies: Pay no mind to Trump

RIGA, Latvia — Vice President Joe Biden suggested Tuesday that Donald Trump doesn't know what he's talking about on foreign policy and told U.S. NATO ...

Turkey, Syrian Kurds on track for clashes

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to ...

Iran parliament pushes back on military for Russian base use

TEHRAN — Iran's parliament on Tuesday pushed back against the military after it appeared to dismiss civilian oversight following Russia's use of an Iranian air ...

N. Korea fires missile from sub

SEOUL — North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast early Wednesday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a string of ...