• UK brewer SABMiller shareholders back AB InBev takeover

    British brewer SABMiller's shareholders on Wednesday approved a mega-takeover by rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, clearing the way for the creation of the world's biggest beer company.

    AFP News
  • Israel's elder statesman, Shimon Peres, dies at 93

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, died in hospital on Wednesday at 93, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. A campaigner for Middle East peace who played a seminal role in Israeli politics

  • 2 men charged in California killings

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Army private and another young man were charged with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple's 6-year-old daughter called police.

    Associated Press
  • 1 month after floods, urgent aid needed in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — More than 70,000 people displaced by severe flooding in North Korea nearly a month ago are urgently in need of supplies and shelter before winter sets in, a Red Cross official in Pyongyang said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

    A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting ...

    Associated Press
  • Lightning storms knock out power to entire Australian state

    By James Regan and Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Severe storms and thousands of lightning strikes knocked out power to the entire state of South Australia on Wednesday, authorities said, leading to port closures and commuter chaos. South Australia is the country's fifth most populous state,

  • The Latest: Pope Francis condemns Syria bombing

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):

    Associated Press
  • Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies

    Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman. The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who was Peres's personal

    AFP News
  • Turkey may need to build more courts to try thousands over coup - minister

    Turkey may have to build new courthouses to cope with thousands of prosecutions over July's failed coup, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday, as the number of arrests reached 32,000. Authorities have detained or sacked people from across local government, the military, the media and

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    Associated Press
  • Egypt arrests owner, crew of shipwrecked migrant boat

    Egyptian authorities have arrested the owner and crew members of a boat that sank last week carrying hundreds of migrants, the security chief of Beheira province was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday. "Security services were able to arrest 15 people, who are crew members, brokers, who

  • Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp: police

    Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday. "The four minors, aged 16 to 17, will appear before a prosecutor today," a police source told AFP. Greece is accommodating over 60,000 refugees and

    AFP News
  • Old rivalries seen blocking OPEC deal to support oil price

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prospects are dim for a deal among OPEC countries on Wednesday to freeze production and support oil prices, amid disagreements between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    Associated Press
  • The Latest: Hamas says it's happy about Shimon Peres' death

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

    Associated Press
  • Norway appeals court rejects Snowden extradition lawsuit

    A Norwegian appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden against the Norwegian government, upholding the verdict of a lower court, it said on Wednesday. Snowden's law firm said in April he would take Norway to court to secure free passage to the Nordic

  • Raids hit two largest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo: NGO

    Air raids hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo early Wednesday, putting them temporarily out of service, the medical organisation that supports them said. One warplane targeted both of them directly," said Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society (

    AFP News
  • Medical officials: airstrikes knock out 2 Aleppo hospitals

    Medical officials say airstrikes have severely damaged two hospitals in eastern rebel-held Aleppo, leading to the death of two seriously ill patients. The airstrikes early Wednesday hit the M1 and M10 ...

    Associated Press
  • German police shoot dead knife-wielding refugee

    German police shot dead a knife-wielding Iraqi in a refugee shelter who was attacking a Pakistani he suspected of having sexually abused his young daughter, police said Wednesday. The 29-year-old Iraqi died after being hit by several police bullets late Tuesday in the asylum seekers' shelter in

    AFP News
  • Sun rises 'beautifully' on Philippines ties: China envoy

    Relations between China and the Philippines are improving "beautifully" under President Rodrigo Duterte, Beijing's envoy has said as Duterte warms to China and Russia following US criticism of his bloody war on crime. Ambassador Zhao Jianhua offered effusive praise for Duterte in a speech

    AFP News
  • Live stream child sex abuse among rising cybercrime: Europol

    Live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called "revenge porn" is on the rise on the internet, Europe's police agency warned Wednesday, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators. "Live distant child abuse is... being reported as a growing threat

    AFP News
  • France's last ivory carvers faced with extinction

    Annick Colette-Fremond is the fifth generation of her family to practise the art of ivory carving -- and she may be the last of her line, due to new rules in France. "Sadly, this isn't going to save the elephants," said Colette-Fremond, 64, who operates a workshop in the Normandy port

    AFP News
  • Penang factory workers protest 24-hour dismissal

    SEBERANG PERAI, Sept 28 ― More than 100 factory workers from a solar cell manufacturing factory at the Penang Science Park here staged a demonstration outside the plant this morning, claiming...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China's PSBC makes tepid debut on Hong Kong bourse

    Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) made a low-key debut on the Hong Kong bourse Wednesday, despite notching up the world's biggest IPO in two years aimed at expanding the business. China's fifth-biggest lender raked in a colossal $7.4 billion in the flotation, with a report in the Chinese language

    AFP News
  • Reaction to the death of ex-Israeli President Shimon Peres

    Quotes from around the world after the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, at age 93.

    Associated Press
  • AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — 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.

    Associated Press


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