UN: North Korea plants mines near Korean border village

Published On: August 23, 2016 03:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 23: The American-led U.N. Command in South Korea is accusing North Korea of planting land mines near a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 22: The spokesman for Libya's internationally backed parliament says it has voted "no confidence" in the country's U.N.-backed government.

At least 40 dead as floods hit central, eastern India

Published On: August 22, 2016 02:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LUCKNOW, India, Aug 22: Officials say at least 40 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as floods hit vast swathes of central and eastern India.

Astonished surgeons in India have successfully removed 40 metal knives from a man who had swallowed them because he liked the taste of cutlery.

Erdogan: Turkey suicide bomber aged 12 to 14

Published On: August 21, 2016 06:25 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Turkey's president says the suicide bomber in the wedding party attack that killed dozens was between 12 and 14 years old.

Iraq executes 36 men convicted in Islamic State massacre

Published On: August 21, 2016 04:44 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Aug 21: Iraqi officials say the country has executed 36 men convicted of taking part in the Islamic State group's massacre of hundreds of soldiers in 2014.

Turkey blames IS for wedding party attack that killed 50

Published On: August 21, 2016 06:56 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ISTANBUL, Aug 21: Turkey's president on Sunday blamed the Islamic State group for the bombing of an outdoor wedding party in the southeast that killed 50 people and wounded dozens of others.

DIMONDALE, Aug 20: Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance.

Donald Trump, Ryan Lochte and the politics of contrition

Published On: August 20, 2016 02:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Aug 20: Add two fresh entries to the increasingly popular genre of non-apology apologies. In a span of 15 hours, politician Donald Trump and Olympian Ryan Lochte both coughed up carefully crafted words of contrition — each without fully owning up to exactly what he'd done wrong.

WASHINGTON, Aug 20: A 7.4-magnitude quake shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with an epicenter 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station.