One dead, dozens wounded in Thai car bombing
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:08:17 -0400
A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns. The latest blast struck late Tuesday outside a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces battered by a long-running and shadowy rebellion against the Buddhist-majority state. "So far there is one killed and more than 30 injured," Major General Thanongsak Wangsupa, Pattani provincial police commander, told AFP Wednesday.
US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:07:53 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway?
North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:04:54 -0400
By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) toward Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. The missile was fired at around 5:30 a.m. (2030 GMT) from near the coastal city of Sinpo, where satellite imagery shows a submarine base is located, officials at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defence Ministry told Reuters. The projectile reached Japan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) for the first time, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a briefing, referring to an area of control designated by countries to help maintain air security.
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host of next Summer Games
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:01:25 -0400
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flag has arrived in Tokyo, host of the next Summer Games.
Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:55:01 -0400
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore." The ...
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:54:37 -0400
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. CLINTON FOUNDATION DONORS GOT FACE TIME WITH HER AT STATE More than half the people from outside ...
Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:41:41 -0400
A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of ...
Turkey says operation launched to free IS-held Syrian town
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:35:02 -0400
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister's office said the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants.
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:28:38 -0400
The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment. After stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike held the flag at a ceremony at the city's Haneda airport. "I strongly feel a heavy responsiblity" for the next Olympics, Koike told the crowd.
Turkish military, U.S.-led coalition launch operation in northern Syria: government press office
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:26:36 -0400
Turkish special forces units supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State militants along the Turkey-Syria border, a Turkish government press office said on Wednesday. The Turkish army began firing artillery rounds into the Syrian border town of Jarablus at around 0100 GMT, state-run Anadolu agency said. White and grey plumes of smoke rose from atop hills in northern Syria, Turkey's CNN Turk television showed in footage broadcast live from the Turkish town of Karkamis across the border.
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