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TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

Tropical Storm Ernesto is far from land moving rapidly in Atlantic toward a weekend approach to Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed out in the Pacific far from land
Updated: 1 hour ago

Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings ahead of games

Amnesty International says Indonesian police fatally shot dozens of petty criminals in a deliberate campaign of "unnecessary and excessive" force ahead of the Asian Games
Updated: 1 hour ago
Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October
Updated: 2 hours ago

Chilean officials: Flights hit by wave of false bomb threats

At least three South American airliners were forced to make emergency landings or turn back to their original airports in Chile and Peru amid what authorities said was a wave of false bomb threats
Updated: 3 hours ago
Boeing skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Boeing skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

A plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides
Updated: 1 hour ago

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

A Malaysian judge found evidence two women participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill the North Korean leader's half brother and called on them to present their defense, extending their murder trial into next year
Updated: 3 hours ago
India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, dies at 93
Updated: 4 hours ago
Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too

Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom, too

Madonna is the Queen of Pop and a soccer mom with plans to build an academy in Malawi
Updated: 4 hours ago
US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

Iraqi man who entered US as refugee accused of killing for IS in Iraq
Updated: 4 hours ago