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9 bodies found after landslide buries scores in southwest China

Chinese crews recovered nine bodies and were still searching for 109 others Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble...

100 die in Pakistan as oil truck flips and flames engulf residents who'd come for leaking fuel

A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil truck overturned and burst into flames Sunday. After the truck flipped, the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel. Another 50 people have been seriously injured. Dr....

Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees; U.S. senators ask for inquiry

Yemen's internationally recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations after reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A...

More than 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

More than 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said. The landslide from a mountain engulfed a cluster of more than 40 homes and a hotel in the village of...

London apartment buildings evacuated over fire safety concerns

A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise. The move comes amid escalating concerns among residents of thousands of tower blocks around...

North Korea denies torture, says it is 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death

North Korea has called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained in the hermetic country for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. The North's official Korean Central News Agency on Friday denied that North Korea cruelly treated or...

Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 3 years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. The Seoul Central District Court said Choi Soon-sil "committed so many illegal...

London police say Grenfell Tower blaze was started by a refrigerator fire; manslaughter charges eyed

Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the June 14 inferno at Grenfell...

Suicide car bombing near Afghan bank kills 29, mostly civilians

A huge suicide car bombing struck Thursday outside a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least 29 people, officials said. Hayatullah Hayat, the provincial...

Attacks in three Pakistani cities leave at least 40 people dead, many injured

A series of attacks in three Pakistani cities Friday left at least 40 people dead and many injured, authorities said. A suicide bomber in the city of Quetta killed at least 12 people and injured about 20, officials said. Some of the injured were hospitalized in critical condition. The injured groaned...

Church of England leader says it ‘colluded' in sex abuse

The head of the Church of England has said that the institution “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, made the statement Thursday as the church published a review of how it handled the...

Prince Philip leaves London hospital after treatment

Prince Philip was discharged from a London hospital Thursday after he was treated for an infection, Buckingham Palace said. Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday as a precautionary measure after he fell ill with an infection related to...

Kushner meets Netanyahu in Israel amid hopes for peace breakthrough

President Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East advisor, Jared Kushner, arrived in the region Wednesday for a daylong visit aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Trump has given Kushner the ambitious task of laying the groundwork for what he calls the “ultimate deal”...

Rebel gunmen in retreat but still hold hostages after attacks in southern Philippines, military says

Muslim rebels are still holding several hostages in a school that has been surrounded by army troops in the southern Philippines, military officials said Wednesday after reporting that the gunmen have withdrawn from the area as government forces converged to crush the attack. Gunmen from the Bangsamoro...

100 dead in Central African Republic town after clashes, mayor says

Clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic town of Bria have left at least 100 people dead in the wake of a peace agreement signed this week in Rome that called for an immediate cease-fire, officials said Wednesday. Security remained so precarious that Red Cross teams could not...

Queen Elizabeth carries on with address to Parliament as Prince Philip is hospitalized with infection 

Queen Elizabeth II outlined the government's legislative program in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday after the prime minister slimmed down her own plans and promised "humility" in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union following a disastrous election that cost the ruling Conservative...

Quick shooting of suspect at Brussels train station averted fatalities, officials say

The quick shooting of an attacker who tried to detonate a nail bomb at a Brussels train station averted fatalities, officials said Wednesday, as Belgium increased security measures around the country. The attacker was a 36-year-old Moroccan national not known to authorities for being involved in...

Two more French government officials resign amid a possible investigation

France's justice minister, who was preparing a draft law to clean up politics but whose party is targeted for possible investigation, resigned on Wednesday to avoid compromising the new government of President Emmanuel Macron. The resignations of Francois Bayrou and fellow party member Marielle...

Suspect in Brussels terror attack declared dead

Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" Tuesday when soldiers shot and killed a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe. Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers "neutralized" a male suspect...

European court rules in favor of Russian gay activists

The European Court for Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Russia's law banning dissemination of so-called gay propaganda to minors violates the right to freedom of expression. In the first major court battle for gay activists who have contested the law, the court found in favor of three gay activists...

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