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Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Jul 23 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

KOS, Greece — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey’s sprawling coast.

  • | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    KARACHI, Pakistan — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.

  • | Posted: Feb 17 2017 - 12:05am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests Thursday in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a wave of speculation and intrigue: a pair of female assailants, a broad-daylight killing and a dictator-sibling out for blood.

  • | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    PARIS — Four snowboarders died in an avalanche Monday near the French Alps resort of Tignes, according to local officials who did not expect the death toll to rise.

  • | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing.

  • Posted: Feb 12 2017 - 12:05am

    SURIGAO, the Philippines (AP) — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.

  • | Posted: Feb 10 2017 - 12:05am

    ROME — The World Health Organization says China has taken steps to end its once-widespread practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners but that it’s impossible to know what is happening across the entire country.

  • | Posted: Feb 6 2017 - 12:05am

    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — In some Israeli schools, fourth-graders learn computer programming while gifted 10th-graders take after-school classes in encryption tactics, coding and how to stop malicious hacking. The country even has two new kindergartens that teach computer skills and robotics.

  • | Posted: Feb 6 2017 - 12:05am

    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — In some Israeli schools, fourth-graders learn computer programming while gifted 10th-graders take after-school classes in encryption tactics, coding and how to stop malicious hacking. The country even has two new kindergartens that teach computer skills and robotics.

  • | Posted: Feb 6 2017 - 12:05am

    PARIS — An Egyptian man suspected of charging soldiers at Paris’ Louvre museum with a machete was questioned by French investigators Sunday for the first time since the attack.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    LYON, France — Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday, envisioning a thriving nation “made in France,” with its citizens first in line for state services and the state unshackled by the rules-laden European Union.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The cave squeaker is back.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2017 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — In his debut abroad as the first retired general to lead the Pentagon in more than half a century, Jim Mattis found that in Japan and South Korea his experience in uniform is seen as an asset.

  • | Posted: Feb 3 2017 - 12:05am

    AMONA, West Bank — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday vowed to establish the first new West Bank settlement in over two decades “as soon as possible,” promising to make up for the court-ordered demolition of an illegal settler outpost.

  • Posted: Jan 31 2017 - 12:05am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand received a record 32.59 million foreign visitors last year, with revenue beating expectations and likely to exceed previous forecasts this year by growing 10 percent or more, officials said Monday.

  • | Posted: Jan 31 2017 - 12:05am

    QUEBEC CITY — A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims. Police initially arrested two men but later said just one is being charged.