PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials in northwestern Pakistan say heavy rains have killed at least 37 people.
Provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani says the storm Sunday also injured over 200 people. The storm included hailstorms and strong winds and saw buildings collapse as it uprooted trees and electric poles.
He says an emergency has been declared at all local hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where Peshawar is the capital....
JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Palestinian intelligence official has provided first details of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off.
The official said Sunday that Nusra Front militants in Syria were not paid for the captives. He says Palestinian intelligence entered Syria twice this month — once to obtain mobile phone footage as proof the hostages...
MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace has called on Spain's government to dedicate more resources to cleaning up an oil spill rising up from a sunken fishing trawler off the Canary Islands after spotting a five-kilometer (3-mile) slick.
The group said one of its planes had detected "thick oil" covering the ocean just above where the Russian fishing boat Oleg Naydenov sank on April 14, about 24 kilometers (15 miles) south of the tourist hot-spot of Gran Canaria.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief Palestinian negotiator is expressing skepticism about peace prospects with the next Israeli government following comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the recent campaign.
In the final days of the campaign, Netanyahu said that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on his watch, saying that regional turmoil made this impossible.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot.
The official Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry as saying the accident happened Sunday morning and involved a plane affiliated with the King Faisal Air Academy, a military flight school in the capital, Riyadh.
PARIS (AP) — French officials say a second man has been detained in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris.
The detention occurred Sunday in Saint-Ouen north of Paris, according to a French security official. The man's DNA was found on a hairbrush in the house of Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack, the official said. The official wasn't authorized to be publicly named.