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  • Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey August 15, 2018
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police say that a man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden’s second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey. About 80 cars were set ablaze in the night from Monday to Tuesday, chiefly in Goteborg, and nearby Trollhattan, an industrial city. Fires were also […]
  • Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 in southern India, close airport August 15, 2018
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have hit air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala where flooding, landslides, house and road bridge collapses have killed more than 40 people in the past week. The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, has suspended flight operations after rains flooded the […]
  • Senator’s ‘White Australia’ speech sparks uproar August 15, 2018
    Australia’s prime minister and politicians from across the political spectrum on Wednesday condemned a speech by a freshman senator calling for only white immigration and a “final solution” to end Muslim immigration.  Senator Fraser Anning used his first speech in parliament on Tuesday to call for a return to a “White Australia” immigration policy that reflects […]
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  • The Latest: Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37 August 15, 2018
    ROME (AP) — The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Italian authorities have raised the death toll in the Genoa highway bridge collapse to at least 37. The Italian city’s prefect office announced the updated figure on Wednesday even as rescuers searched through tons […]
  • The Latest: Turkey court rejects appeal for pastor's release August 15, 2018
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Turkish media reports say a Turkish court has rejected an appeal for the release of an American pastor from detention. Pastor Andrew Brunson’s lawyer had on Tuesday renewed an appeal for the clergyman’s release from house arrest and for his […]
  • British media say crash suspect is Brit of Sudanese origin August 15, 2018
    LONDON (AP) — British media are reporting that the suspect in the Parliament crash being treated as terrorism is 29-year old British citizen of Sudanese origin named Salih Khater. The suspect is in police custody after his arrest on suspicion of preparing an act of terror.   Press Association reported Wednesday that a Facebook page for […]
  • UN refugee agency demands end to Mediterranean impasses August 15, 2018
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is urging European countries to end a string of impasses over ships carrying rescued migrants and put together a Mediterranean regional arrangement that makes clear where such vessels can dock. The Geneva-based agency welcomed Malta’s decision Tuesday to allow the private Aquarius ship to dock, with the 141 […]
  • The Latest: Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills 30 troops August 15, 2018
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police. Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, head of provincial council, says the insurgents set fire to the checkpoints after the attack […]
  • Death toll rises to 35 in Italy bridge collapse; 3 missing August 15, 2018
    ROME (AP) — Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing. Rescuers searched through tons of concrete slabs and steel for survivors or bodies from the collapse a day earlier […]
  • North Korea marks war anniversary, preps for big spectacle August 15, 2018
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month — the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day. A steady flow […]