Mike Corder, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:11am
By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists desecrated holy sites, leaving residents ashamed and impoverished, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction.
Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:08am
A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivor
Bullit Marquez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:01am
The tough-talking Philippine president said Wednesday he will walk the extra mile for peace but warned China "it will be bloody" if the militarily superior Asian neighbor infringes on his country's territory.
Geir Moulson, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:00am
Germany's government on Wednesday approved new guidelines for protecting the population in case of emergencies such as attacks or long-term power outages, and the country's top security official pushed back against criticism of the timing and manner of its presentation.
Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 8:51am
Saudi Arabia's security forces said Wednesday they have thwarted two terrorist attacks in the predominantly Shiite Eastern Province and that at least one of the bombings was being planned by Islamic State recruits.
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 8:41am
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities on Wednesday to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup.