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Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

Jan 22 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

VERONA, Italy (AP) — The Hungarian students had just finished a week of skiing in France when their bus swerved right, then left, then hit a highway barrier and burst into flames. Sixteen people were killed and over two dozen injured in a tragedy that sparked a national day of mourning in Hungary.

  • | Posted: Sep 24 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — A fire at one of Iraq’s oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul get underway.

  • | Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:05am

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended an unprecedented invitation Thursday to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, urging him to address Israel’s parliament.

  • | Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:05am

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Responding to increasing attacks on airports and aircraft, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved its first-ever resolution to address extremist threats to civil aviation and urge beefed-up security.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2016 - 12:05am

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released by the ransom-seeking militants, officials said.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2016 - 12:05am

    MUNICH — Heavy rain and stricter security did little to dampen the spirits of beer lovers at the start of this year’s Oktoberfest, which opened Saturday in the Bavarian city of Munich.

  • | Posted: Sep 18 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — The U.S. military said it may have unintentionally struck Syrian troops while carrying out a raid against the Islamic State group on Saturday, which if confirmed would mark the first known direct American strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

  • | Posted: Sep 17 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — Trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Syria’s besieged rebel-held part of the city of Aleppo were held up for yet another day as heavy fighting broke out Friday on the edges of Damascus between government forces and insurgents.

  • | Posted: Sep 16 2016 - 12:05am

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Filipino militiaman testified before the country’s Senate on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was still a city mayor, ordered him and other members of a liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents in gangland-style assaults that left about 1,000 dead.

  • | Posted: Sep 15 2016 - 12:05am

    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli President Shimon Peres’ condition was showing slight improvements after he suffered a major stroke, with his physicians saying Wednesday that he had regained consciousness and squeezed his doctor’s hand, while the nation rallied in prayer and support for the 93-year-old elder statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

  • | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — A cease-fire came into effect in Syria at sunset Monday in the latest attempt led by the United States and Russia to bring some quiet in the 5 1/2-year civil war.

  • | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:05am

    JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma has paid the state more than $500,000 after being instructed to do so in a scandal over upgrades to his private home, his office said Monday.

  • Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 12:06am

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Close to 2 million people from around the world began performing the first rites of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, which calls for entering into a state of physical and spiritual purity and circling the cube-shaped Kaaba with their palms facing upward in supplication and prayer.

  • | Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics on Saturday urged consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company’s global recall.

  • Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 12:06am

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 workers and injuring dozens, officials said.

  • | Posted: Sep 11 2016 - 12:06am

    BEIRUT — A day of intense airstrikes Saturday on and around the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 45 people, according to opposition activists.