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Earthquake strikes southern Greece; no injuries, damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The Athens Geodynamic Institute says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 has struck off the southern coast of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. No damage or injuries were reported immediately.

Minister: 32,000 people arrested since failed coup in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The Turkish justice minister says 32,000 people have been arrested since the country's failed coup.

Afghan official says 13 civilians killed in airstrike on residential building; US military says it is investigating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

Afghan official says 13 civilians killed in airstrike on residential building; US military says it is investigating.

5 jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11am

Officials say police in Spain, Belgium and Germany have arrested five people that allegedly formed part of a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Islamic State armed group.

The Latest: Netanyahu convenes Cabinet after Peres' death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:10am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:11am

Israeli Foreign Ministry: Obama, Clintons, pope and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres' funeral.

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:00am

Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday.

A look at the career highlight of Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:20am

In an unprecedented seven-decade political career, Shimon Peres has filled nearly every position in Israeli public life.

AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:11am

North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early — and orderly.

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:10am

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93.

Up to 8 inmates fight in Philippine prison, 1 Chinese killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:01am

Up to eight inmates fought at the Philippine national penitentiary Wednesday, leaving a high-profile Chinese drug lord dead and four other inmates injured, officials said. The melee occurred amid a congressional investigation into the drug trade within the facility.

Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:11pm

At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:50pm

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan.

Maduro: top US diplomat to visit Venezuela soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:31pm

President Nicolas Maduro said a top U.S. State Department official would soon visit Venezuela in a bid to ease tensions between the two nations.

Guatemala alleges fraud in food buys during disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:11pm

Guatemalan authorities have broken up a group that sold the government millions of dollars' worth of contraband corn and beans, some of it not fit for human consumption, an official said Tuesday.

Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has died at 93, two weeks after suffering major stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:31pm

Israeli media: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has died at 93, two weeks after suffering major stroke.

Poll shows Australians back gay marriage but not plebiscite

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:10pm

A majority of Australians support gay marriage, an opinion poll on Wednesday showed, but they do not back the government's plan to hold a national vote on whether it should be allowed.

Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:41pm

An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

LGBTQ festival canceled in Haiti amid threats, gov't order

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:50pm

Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.