Strong quake rocks central Italy, at least 37 reported dead
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 37 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets....
Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants in Ankara's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict....
The Latest: France offers help to Italy after earthquake
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):...
The Latest: Turkish police detain IS suspects in Istanbul
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):...
China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy
BEIJING (AP) -- On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology....
Turkey targets Gulen-inspired projects around the world
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In past years, big names in South Africa picked up the annual Gulen Peace Award, a local accolade inspired by a Turkish preacher who has been blamed by Turkey for an attempted coup last month....
Romania champion of Moldova's EU ambitions, premier says
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Romania's prime minister says his country is a champion of Moldova's drive to join the European Union, in remarks before a visit to the ex-Soviet republic....
Japan, China, S. Korea unite in condemning N. Korea missile
TOKYO (AP) -- The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday in a rare display of unity....
UN envoy: No more 'taboo' issues in Cyprus peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A U.N. envoy says everything is up for discussion in an intensified phase of ongoing talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus....
Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany
VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) -- The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent....
Donald Trump made his most direct appeal to African Americans last Friday, asking "What do you have to lose?" Claiming longstanding Democratic Party policies have destroyed inner cities and sent manufacturing jobs to other countries. Trump asserted "You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed…so why not try something new - like Trump?"
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