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52 migrants found dead off Libya coast, Italian coast guard rescue 1400
A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said. The Italian coast guard said it had rescued around 1,400 people off the coast of Libya on Thursday ...
Scores of refugees feared dead as boat sinks off Libya
Mediterranean migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead as boat sinks off Libya ...
200 Migrants Feared Dead as Europe's Refugee Death Toll Creeps Towards 2500 ...
Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis
BERLIN — Austrian authorities launched an international probe Thursday into the deaths of up to 50 suspected migrants, with white-suited forensic experts still struggling to count the decomposed corpses left by a tragedy that immediately touched off a ...
At least 50 decomposing bodies of migrants found in abandoned truck in Austria
Grisly Discovery in Migrant Crisis Shocks Europe
Shocked by rotting bodies in truck, Europe may unify on migrants
New York Daily News
Puerto Rico Braces for TS Erika After 4 Dead in Dominica
New York Times
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.
A strengthening Erika causes fatal mudslides in Dominica, heads toward Hispaniola
Tropical Storm Erika should make west-northwest turn early Friday
Rain Risk Today - Sweaty Start to September - Erika's Shifting Track - State ...
Kim Jong-un dismisses some officials after South Korea talks
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out ...
Kim Jong Un fires top military officials after standoff with South Korea eases
UPDATE 1-North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark
Kim Jong-un hails accord between two Koreas while purging military officials
Greek judge appointed caretaker PM ahead of elections
ATHENS Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to elections next month, ending a week of political deadlock after leftist leader Alexis Tsipras resigned. Vassiliki Thanou, an opponent of ...
New far-left party gives up bid to form Greek government
Greece: Interim Leader Is Appointed
Greece names Vassiliki Thanou as first woman prime minister in caretaker role
Thailand issues arrest warrant for suspect in second blast
BANGKOK An arrest warrant has been issued for an unnamed suspect in a bomb blast at a Bangkok pier that took place a day after Thailand's worst ever-bombing killed 20 people at a popular shrine, Thai police said on Friday. Police spokesman Prawut ...
Bangkok Blast: Police have DNA, other results
Police chief asks media to exercise caution with bomb stories
Sydney Morning Herald
Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors
Sydney Morning Herald
Bogota: Venezuela and Colombia have each recalled their ambassadors to the other country, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked when socialist-run Venezuela closed two border crossings and deported more than a thousand Colombians. Venezuelan President ...
Venezuela cracks down on Colombia migrants
Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid dispute
Santos Meets With Colombian Ambassador to Venezuela
Islamic State suicide bomber kills two Iraqi generals
An Islamic State suicide bomber has killed two Iraqi army generals as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad. They said the bomber drove his vehicle, loaded with explosives, into the advancing troops north ...
ISIS Suicide Attack Kills 2 Iraqi Generals Near Ramadi
IS kills two generals in Iraq
ISIS suicide bombing kills two Iraqi army generals
The Globe and Mail
Teen protest leader faces new charges over Hong Kong pro-democracy rally
The Globe and Mail
Hong Kong police charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong on Thursday for his role last year in storming government headquarters, which helped trigger 79 days of pro-democracy street occupations that gripped the Asian financial centre. Mr. Wong ...
Sit-In Leaders Are Charged in Hong Kong
Hong Kong activists including Joshua Wong to seek stay in trial on charges of ...
HK student leader Joshua Wong charged over protests
Comment: Dictionary updates are no biggie, really
THERE are some schools of thought that may be shocked to find the likes of “bants” and “hangry” creeping into the online OED. But really this is “NBD” (no big deal). The whole point of language is that it's one of the most effective ways of ...