World News

AP News - 20 mins ago

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Senior military officials in Egypt say soldiers have killed a top militant in the Sinai Peninsula amid clashes.The officials say that Mohammed Abu Sheeta, a leader of the al-Qaida-inspired group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, was k ...more

AP News - 29 mins ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — A military spokesman says fierce clashes are underway between Iraqi forces and extremists from the Islamic State group in and around a small western town.Qassim al-Moussawi says the fighting started at dawn Thursday when the milit ...more

AP News - 33 mins ago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction.Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but this one is "special."Mei ...more

AP News - 36 mins ago

TOKYO (AP) — Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption, police said Thursday.Rescuers have retrieved 47 bodies ...more

AP News - 37 mins ago

CAIRO (AP) — Two suicide car bombings near an eastern airport in Libya killed seven troops and wounded 12 people Thursday, a spokesman for a renegade general said, as fierce clashes erupted nearby between the general's forces and the extremist militias ...more

AP News - 53 mins ago

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak — and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that.At a London conference on Thursday, officials are expected to announce plans to build ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Fifteen people were confirmed dead in a blast at an explosives decommissioning factory in northwestern Bulgaria.Civil Defense chief Nikolai Nikolov said Thursday that thirteen men and two women perished in the wake of the ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky.Dozens of members of the Czech Union of Chimney Climbers scaled the 60-meter- (200-foot-) tall chimney of a former textile factory one recent S ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao.Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong Khawsamang sa ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced its independence from Serbia in 2008."Three Windows and a Hanging" by veteran filmmaker Isa Qosja was selected to represent the new Balkan nati ...more