Turkish jets join US-led coalition airstrikes against IS

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says its jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria.

A Foreign Ministry statement on Saturday said the...

Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. But it left devastation in its path,...

Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic, who went on trial at the Holy See this summer for alleged sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, according to initial autopsy results,...

AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river

NASIK, India (AP) — Brass bands played and people passed out fruit and cookies as hundreds of thousands of Hindu holy men and believers plunged into the Godavari River to wash away their sins on the first "royal"...

The Latest: Pakistani journalists criticize Al-Jazeera trial

CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

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2:20 p.m.

Veteran journalists in Pakistan have condemned the...

Rights group urges inquiry into Lebanon protest dispersal

BEIRUT (AP) — The London-based rights group Amnesty International is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations that security forces have used excessive force to disperse rallies protesting the...

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday.

About 20 others were injured when...

The Latest: Kuchina wins women's high jump at worlds

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

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8 p.m.

Maria Kuchina of Russia won her first world championship title in the high jump on Saturday, beating...