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Egypt reveals details of skeletons found inside sarcophagus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:33am

Egypt says researchers have determined the gender and age of the three skeletons found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in July.

Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:17am

Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel.

Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:58am

Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:33am

Israel's questioning of Jewish-American critics entering the country is highlighting a growing gulf between its hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans who say they support Israel but oppose its policies and the continued occupation of the West Bank.

Khan's party wins top office in Pakistan's Punjab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:54am

The legislature in Pakistan's largest province has elected a member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's party as chief minister following last month's elections.

Superdry founder gives $1.28 million to anti-Brexit campaign

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:39am

The co-founder of the fashion brand Superdry said Sunday he has donated 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) to a group seeking a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union, as the U.K. government prepares to publish its assessment of the impact of leaving the bloc without an agreement on future relations.

Egypt says plane hijacker extradited from Cyprus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:25am

Egypt's chief prosecutor says Cyprus has extradited the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane that was diverted to the Mediterranean island in 2016.

Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight

Menelaos Hadjicostis and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:10am

An Egyptian man who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight in 2016 and ordered it to land in Cyprus has been extradited to his homeland after giving up a drawn-out legal fight, authorities said Sunday.

Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:33am

Israel's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the frontier.

800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state

Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:17am

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state, officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-affected areas.

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

Frank Jordans and Rashid Yahya, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:23am

German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

Rosidin Sembahulun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:52pm

A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides and damaging buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:43pm

Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the Korean War.

Brazilians attack Venezuelan immigrants in border town

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:18pm

Residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima attacked Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local storeowner was robbed, stabbed and beaten in an assault blamed on four migrants, authorities said.

113 dead turtles wash ashore on Mexican Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:21pm

Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state.

Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:57pm

Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems and worried about the rise of nationalism.

Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:47pm

A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday

Military intervention in Rio to end in December

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:05pm

Brazil's public security minister says the military will no longer be in charge of security forces in Rio de Janeiro state as of December.

Pakistan says Indian fire kills villager in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:21am

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and officials say Indian troops have killed a Pakistani villager and wounded two others in "unprovoked firing" in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.