Paolo Santalucia, Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 10:13am
A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands.
Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 9:31am
After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.
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.
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.