YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in the Armenian capital have cleared away barricades to unblock a central avenue that demonstrators had occupied for two weeks to protest hikes in electricity prices in the impoverished former Soviet nation.
Police on Monday also peacefully detained about 20 demonstrators who refused to disperse, but said they would soon be freed. It was unclear whether the protest would resume elsewhere in the evening.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of Afghans have rallied to denounce last week's court ruling that overturned the death sentences for four men convicted for taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine in March.
The protesters, mostly members of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan and women activists, staged Monday's protest outside of the same shrine where Farkhunda Malikzada was killed by mob.
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of revelers are dousing each other with wine to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.
The festival started Monday with the traditional launching of a fireworks rocket — known as the "Chupinazo"— from the town hall balcony as the heaving crowd packing the square down below began jumping and screaming "Viva San Fermin."
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least nine civilians have been killed when a Russian-made fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighborhood.
The incident took place on Monday in the eastern neighborhood of New Baghdad.
Military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan Ibrahim, told The Associated Press that a technical failure caused the Sukhoi jet to malfunction and drop the bomb. The plane — one of several Sukhois used by Iraq in the...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Chinese ambassador says Beijing has stood pat in its decision to reject international arbitration to resolve a disagreement with the Philippines over the South China Sea.
An international tribunal in The Hague will start formal hearings Tuesday to address China's contention that the five-member arbitration body does not have authority to assume jurisdiction over Manila's complaint against Beijing.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says a truck transporting milk has slammed into a pickup truck carrying farm workers to a plantation in western Turkey, killing 15 people, most of them women.
Erdogan Bektas, governor for Manisa province, said two other people were injured in the accident, which occurred Monday on a road near the town of Golmarmara. Manisa is some 530 kilometers (330 miles) south of Istanbul.