- Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250
August 25, 201611:59 AM ET
PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy (AP) — Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over its repeated failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from seismic catastrophes.TRISHA THOMASFRANCES D'EMILIONICOLE WINFIELDAPCopyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- The Latest: Death toll in Italy quake up to 250; 365 injured
August 25, 201611:53 AM ET
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):
- Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria
August 25, 20168:49 AM ET
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces have started withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish officials said Thursday, a move that could fulfill a major demand by Ankara and the United States a day after Turkey sent in tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels take a key Islamic State stronghold.
- Nuns, priest and past quake survivor escape death in Italy
August 25, 201611:11 AM ET
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Among the survivors of the earthquake that devastated central Italy on Wednesday were nuns, at least one priest and people who lived through previous quakes. Some saw their houses collapse into debris and dust, while the homes of others are still standing but deemed unsafe.
- Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead
August 25, 201611:36 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said.
- Brazil Senate starts impeachment trial of President Rousseff
August 25, 201610:55 AM ET
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession.
- The Latest: France calls on Russia to influence Assad
August 25, 201612:01 PM ET
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war, following Turkish ground forces' incursion (all times local):
- Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels
August 25, 20168:28 AM ET
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, saying he will give congress the text of the deal on Thursday.
- UN 'ready': Russia backs 3-point aid plan for Syria's Aleppo
August 25, 201611:37 AM ET
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. officials said Thursday they received word from Russia that it supports a 48-hour pause in fighting in and around Syria's largest city so that humanitarian aid can be delivered to its increasingly embattled population.
- Egyptian lawyer in solitary confinement for defying el-Sissi
August 25, 201611:45 AM ET
CAIRO (AP) â From the day he was imprisoned more than 100 days ago, Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly has been locked in solitary confinement with almost no communication with the outside world, sleeping on a bare floor in conditions his lawyers say amount to torture.