ROME, July 19: Agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation globally fueled by a growing demand for food, yet it is possible to feed the world without cutting forests, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

China announces South China Sea military exercises

Published On: July 18, 2016 01:44 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, July 18: China said Monday that it is closing off a part of the South China Sea for military exercises this week, days after an international tribunal ruled against Beijing's claim to ownership of virtually the entire strategic waterway.

9 people killed in avalanche in Tibet's far west

Published On: July 18, 2016 12:43 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, July 18: Authorities in Tibet say nine people were killed in an avalanche in the Himalayan regions far west.

Quake jolts Tokyo region; no tsunami warning issued

Published On: July 17, 2016 11:02 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, July 17: A moderately strong earthquake has rattled the Tokyo region, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

World leaders voice support for Turkey, condemn coup

Published On: July 17, 2016 07:52 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, July 17: World leaders expressed support for Turkey and its democratic institutions on Saturday after the government quashed an attempted military coup.

NICE, July 16: The terror attack on a festive Bastille Day crowd in France indiscriminately killed locals and foreigners alike, men, women and children. The driver of a truck slammed into the festivities Thursday taking the lives of 84 people, including six from the same family. Among those who've been identified were Americans, Germans, Ukrainians, Swiss and a Russian.

Turkish coup quashed, 194 reported killed in clashes

Published On: July 16, 2016 02:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: Turkey's president declared he is in control of the country early Saturday as loyal military and police forces quashed a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead.

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead. The state-run news agency said more than 750 soldiers have been detained across the country.

Prosecutor says 42 killed in Ankara attacks

Published On: July 16, 2016 08:25 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: A lawyer for the Turkish government, Robert Amsterdam, said that "there are indications of direct involvement" in the coup attempt of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who is living in exile in Pennsylvania.

Trump keeps suspense alive over veep choice

Published On: July 15, 2016 06:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, July 15: Donald Trump is keeping suspense alive over his choice of a running mate, sidelining the announcement because of the deadly attack in Nice, France.