Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll
BEIRUT (AP) Syrian state media have shown President Bashar Assad praying in Damascus at the start of a major Muslim holiday amid reports of an unprecedented high toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:01:07 -0400
Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 Filipinos in road attack
MANILA, Philippines (AP) Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:01:00 -0400
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:59:37 -0400
Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:19:03 -0400
South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape sinking ferry
By Ju-min Park ANSAN South Korea (Reuters) - Six teenagers who survived South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years told on Monday how classmates helped them float free as water flooded their cabins despite crew instructions to stay put even as their ferry sank, killing more than 300 people. "Other kids who got out before us pulled us out." The ferry Sewol sank on April 16, killing 304 people, as many as 250 of them school children on a field trip. The ferry was on a routine trip from the port of Incheon south to Jeju island, carrying students and teachers from the Danwon High School on the outskirts of Seoul as well as other passengers and cargo. Another of the teenagers told how crew members had told passengers, "specifically the students of Danwon High School", to stay in their cabins.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:58:23 -0400
Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday. Russia accuses Kiev of responsibility. Kiev said on Monday its troops recaptured Savur Mogila, a strategic piece of high ground about 30 km (20 miles) from where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing hit the ground on July 17. Experts are due to renew their efforts on Monday to reach the crash site, still in rebel-held territory.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:48:54 -0400
Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia
BOONE, N.C. (AP) Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:46:35 -0400
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