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.

BIRMINGHAM,  Aug 19:  An Alabama teenager is charged in the slaying of an 85-year-old man who was doused with gasoline and set on fire.

BEIJING, Aug 19:  The Chinese government is holding chief editors of news websites personally liable for content after several portals this year posted material that was seen as embarrassing to President Xi Jinping.

BEIRUT, Aug 18: Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo.

Qatar Airways plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul

Published On: August 18, 2016 05:53 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ISTANBUL, Aug 18: A Qatar Airways passenger jet made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport shortly after takeoff Thursday following a fire in one of its engines, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

2 car bombs in eastern Turkey kill 6, wound at least 219

Published On: August 18, 2016 04:02 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug 18: Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding 219 others, officials said Thursday.