Carlisle Jno Baptiste and Danica Coto, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 6:21pm
Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.
George Jahn, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 5:52pm
As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside.
Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 11:12am
Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation whose migrant camps are overloaded and barely delay their journeys west into the heart of the European Union.
Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth, his son said Friday. He was 101.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 5:11pm
The U.N. chief proposed Thursday that a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time have the freedom to go anywhere and the support of all parties on the ground.
Authorities in Hungary have deployed police reinforcements along the country's border, hoping to control the unrelenting flow of migrants. But refugee activists say the effort doesn't appear to be working.
Two U.N. experts are appealing to Guatemala's judicial authorities to "prevent any further attempt at interference, obstruction of justice or manipulation of the law" in the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and a former intelligence chief.
A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a fighting reportedly broke out along the Nile River.
Claude Paris and Angela Charlton, Associated Press | Posted Aug 27th - 10:00am
In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps — seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the Holocaust in what they thought was a safe and neutral land.