Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, giving President Rodrigo Duterte extra time to quell a rebellion by militants allied with the Islamic State group. A total of 261 legislators agreed to extend military rule in a
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani death-row inmate has requested that a court suspend the "un-Islamic" practice of hanging prisoners because it is "too painful," instead urging jail authorities to use lethal injections or some other mode of execution.
The parents of a child who died in a traffic accident while riding an Ofo share bike in Shanghai have sued the fast-growing start-up for financial compensation. In the first Chinese case of its kind, the lawsuit tests the legal responsibility of China's booming share-bike companies when underage
Lebanon's Shi'ite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army advanced against Sunni militants on Saturday, the second day of an assault to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border, pro-Damascus media reported. The operation has targeted Sunni Muslim insurgents from the former
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation handed Romania's Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase a three-year ban and a fine for his recent conduct. ITF said on Friday it found Nastase guilty of breaching many of its welfare policy articles during a Fed Cup tie between Romania and Great
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says a court has reissued detention warrants for four human rights activists who were released earlier this week.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will never visit the United States while he is in office, and adds that he has "seen America and it's lousy."
Islamabad [Pakistan], July 22 (ANI): The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to accept the Supreme Court verdict in the Panamagate case, even if it goes against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. The decision was taken in an informal consultative meeting of PML-N's top
SYDNEY (AP) — Former Australian tennis professional Peter Doohan, whose most famous victory was over Boris Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, has died aged 56, Tennis Australia said in a statement Saturday.
KOS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey.
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said. Abdur Rahman, 23, also known as Hafiz Khalid
New York, July 22 (IANS) If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremly high levels of some harmful particulate matter, twice the amount previously thought. The findings showed the pollution inside the cars contained
BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros rookie Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and Houston received a gritty pitching performance from Mike Fiers in an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in Friday night baseball.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel sent more troops to the West Bank on Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family in their home and widespread Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over escalating tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine.
(Reuters) - An Australian man who died in a Sydney car crash may be the 18th death linked to faulty Takata air bags, after police said he was killed when hit in the neck by shrapnel from an air bag. Police did not say the air bag in the Honda CRV was from manufacturer Takata, whose faulty air bags have
Syrian warplanes carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State in an area of countryside east of Raqqa and close to where U.S.-backed forces operate, Syrian state TV reported, citing a military source. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said it was the
San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Apple is secretly working with a Chinese battery manufacturer on automotive battery research and development, indicating its continued pursuit of its electric car project. The Cupertino-based tech giant is working with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) in China
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV is reporting the inauguration of a production line for a new version of an air defense missile.
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Rock band Linkin Park's members have cancelled their upcoming tour in the wake of their lead singer Chester Bennington's death. The members -- Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell and Joe Hahn -- are yet to release an official statement, as co-vocalist
Kathmandu [Nepal], July 22 (ANI): Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Affairs Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has said there is no possibility of the Constitution Amendment before the third phase of local level elections scheduled to be held on September 18. Speaking to media on Friday, Gachhadar
WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start with the 2019 season, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday night.
Valerie Castile, centre, mother of shooting Philando Castile, marches in memory of Justine Damond on Thursday in Minneapolis. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images
Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Uruguayan international Christian Stuani has signed a three-year contract with Spain's Girona FC, the newly promoted La Liga football club reported on their website. Stuani, 30, who began his career in Uruguay, arrived in Europe in January 2008, when he signed for Reggina
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.