• Ten more Turkish tanks head across border into Syria

    At least 10 more Turkish tanks on Thursday crossed the border into Syria a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadists from the town of Jarabulus, an AFP photographer said. The tanks were set to join around a dozen others which had crossed the frontier on Monday in Operation Euphrates

    AFP News
  • North Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a submarine-launched missile test the "greatest success", state media said Thursday, as the UN weighed a condemnation of the launch which appears to advance Pyongyang's nuclear strike capability. The US mainland and the Pacific are now "within

    AFP News
  • Sea Shepherd Australia says will continue South Ocean action

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sea Shepherd Australia said Thursday that a legal settlement involving the conservation group's U.S. founder will not affect its anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean.

    Associated Press
  • Bold moves, tepid gains: Have central banks met their limit?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more.

    Associated Press
  • Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said.

    Associated Press
  • Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

    Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to ...

    Associated Press
  • AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

    There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election. They're just ...

    Associated Press
  • Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar

    BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples.

    Associated Press
  • Monsanto withdraws new GM cotton seed in India row

    Monsanto has pulled an application seeking Indian approval for its next generation of genetically modified, pest-resistant cotton seeds, it said on Thursday, sharply escalating an ongoing row with the Indian government. Monsanto has also clashed fiercely with New Delhi over government plans to slash

    AFP News
  • Uber to pull out of Macau in September: Macau media

    (Reuters) - Global ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc will pull out of the gambling hub of Macau on September 9, less than 10 months after it launched there, Macau media reported, citing a letter they said was sent by Uber's Asia regional chief. According to a copy of a letter uploaded onto

    Reuters
  • Clinton's Gold Rush: $18 million raised on three-day swing

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook, vamped in a photo booth with actor Justin Timberlake and dined with some of California's richest families on what was likely the most lucrative fundraising swing of her presidential

    Associated Press
  • Asia energy stocks hit by oil sell-off, eyes on Yellen

    Asian energy firms suffered further losses Thursday after another sharp fall in oil prices, while currency traders moved cautiously the day before a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen. World markets have struggled to gain traction this week with few catalysts to spur business ahead of Yellen

    AFP News
  • Parched Zimbabwe faces dire water shortages as new dry season nears

    By Andrew Mambondiyani GUTAURARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The only dam in this small-scale farming community in eastern Zimbabwe used to provide water for both people and cattle. As a small boy tries to fill two containers with the muddy water, a herd of cattle crowd in for a drink.

    Reuters
  • China's CNOOC reports $1.16 bn net loss

    China's main offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC saw its shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange fall on Thursday, after it reported a $1.16 billion net loss for the first half of 2016. It was the company's first half-year loss since it started trading on the Hong Kong exchange in 2000, with

    AFP News
  • Pizza by drone: unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand

    By Rebecca Howard and Byron Kaye WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world's first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people.

    Reuters
  • After residents’ strong protest, DBKL to review Bangsar hillside park proposal

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — A proposed hillside community park in Bangsar that has elicited strong protest from within the community will now be reviewed, an official from Kuala Lumpur City Hall's...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indonesian navy finds fuel tanker taken by own crew

    Indonesia's navy said on Thursday it had found a tanker carrying almost $400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute. The MT Vier Harmoni was initially feared to have been hijacked after setting sail from Malaysia, in waters that have suffered a string

    AFP News
  • North Korea's Kim declares sub missile launch 'greatest success'

    By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it "the greatest success," which puts the country in the "front rank" of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday.

    Reuters
  • Filipino fishermen find possibly world's biggest pearl

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for more than 10 years as a lucky charm, a tourism official said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible

    BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Hillary Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image is banished from a significant swath of the country's media: the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply conservative readership chafes at images of women.

    Associated Press
  • In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

    The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor. Iran's ...

    Associated Press
  • CrowdStrike, other cybersecurity firms integrating industry cooperative

    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some information security companies that were shut out of the leading system for sharing data on malicious software are revealing more about how their own systems work in hopes of rejoining the cooperative effort, a shift that should improve protections for customers

    Reuters
  • North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully ...

    Associated Press
  • Gabon's old guard hopes to unseat Bongo dynasty scion

    The increasingly disgruntled people of Gabon go to the polls Saturday in a presidential election in which a last-minute opposition pact has robbed incumbent Ali Bongo of a clear run at a second term. Bongo, 57, has long sought to emerge from the shadow of his father, Omar Bongo, who ruled the country

    AFP News
  • Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples

    BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments.

    Associated Press