Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 3:31am
Philippine troops killed at least 11 Abu Sayyaf militants, including an influential commander, in an assault on the extremists Friday following their beheading of a captive whose family was too poor to pay ransom, the military said.
Matthew Lee and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 3:30am
The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce.
Tsering Topgyal, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 3:20am
About 3,000 people were evacuated in India's remote northeast after a lake created by an earlier landslide threatened to collapse and flood their villages, even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north, officials said Friday.
Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 3:00am
Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 2:52am
Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Aug 26th - 2:41am
Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. But after the earthquake left wide cracks in the exterior walls, those in the latest generation wonder if they'll ever set foot inside again.