• IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An IS statement released late Thursday said the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a...

  • Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones. There's rarely a day in which he does not find the remains of at least one murdered boy or man, even 20 years after Europe's worst massacre...

  • Bangkok-bound flight from China makes emergency landing

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A Bangkok-bound flight operated by a Chinese airline made an emergency landing Friday afternoon after an engine fire warning lit up, China Southern Airlines said. Crew members later found no fire or smoke in the engines, and no major injuries were reported, the airline...

  • 2 suicide bombings kill 13 in northeastern Nigeria

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two female suicide bombers killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint outside the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Friday. It is the fourth attack in a week in which at least 162 people have been killed, including four...

  • Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. The ministry said that five laboratory tests showed negative results for the disease, including most recently...

  • US official: China, US working to end ivory trade

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China want to increase cooperation in fighting wildlife trafficking and are working to end commercial ivory trading, a U.S. Cabinet secretary said Friday. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met in Beijing with Vice Premier Wang Yang and Forestry...

  • Kasich to return to South Carolina ahead of 2016 bid kickoff

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is planning a fifth visit to South Carolina ahead of the planned launch of his presidential bid later this month. His nonprofit New Day for America said the two-term governor will visit the early primary state on Wednesday. He...

  • AP Exclusive: China Ministry posted bootleg 'Liar's Poker'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis' bestselling book about Wall Street, "Liar's Poker," was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found....

  • Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The unusual concession comes after the stakes mounted this week in Uber's standoff with...

  • Ex-leader of populist party becomes Parliament speaker

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Parliament on Friday elected Pia Kjaersgaard, retired leader of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party, as its speaker, a largely ceremonial post. First elected to the 179-seat Folketing in 1984, Kjaersgaard became deputy speaker three years...

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