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July 17, 2015 - 11:01pm
1 week 4 days ago

SYDNEY (AP) — A tsunami threat was canceled Saturday after a strong earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific and no damage or casualties were reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake measured 6.9, down from a preliminary magnitude of 7.5. It hit at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles) and was centered undersea 75 kilometers (47 miles) northwest of Lata in the eastern Solomon Islands, where the Santa Cruz Islands are located....

July 17, 2015 - 7:37pm
1 week 4 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bombing in Iraq's eastern Diyala province has killed at least 80 people gathered at a marketplace to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Iraqi police officials say at least 50 people were also wounded in the attack in the town of Khan Beni Saad. Hospital officials confirm the death tolls.

The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the attacks in messages posted on Twitter. The claim could not be...

July 17, 2015 - 5:12pm
1 week 4 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military officials say at least 40 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in a market place in the country's eastern Diyala province.

The officials say the victims, mostly civilians, were gathered in celebration of the holiday Friday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The officials say at least 40 people were also wounded in the attack in the town of Khan Beni Saad. Hospital officials confirmed the tolls. The officials...

July 17, 2015 - 4:38pm
1 week 4 days ago

BOGOTA (AP) — Colombian officials will soon undertake a massive exhumation of bodies that could prove to be the largest in the country's history.

Authorities are set to begin unearthing a mass grave in Colombia's second-largest city on July 27.

The bodies of dozens of people are believed to be buried in Medellin, their deaths the result of decades of fighting among paramilitaries, leftist guerrillas and drug traffickers.

National...

July 17, 2015 - 4:24pm
1 week 5 days ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A federal official in Mexico says seven people who were being questioned in connection with the jailbreak of the drug lord known as "El Chapo" have been formally arrested. They've been taken to a prison to await charges. There's no word on whether they are prison guards or other officials in the prison system.

In all, about three dozen people have been taken in for questioning in connection with the escape of Joaquin Guzman. It's not clear if more of...

July 17, 2015 - 3:53pm
1 week 5 days ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of people are now reported injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa, but there's no word of any fatalities.

An emergency services spokeswoman says more than 300 people were hurt. Firefighters have been searching for commuters who may still be stuck inside the train cars.

The spokeswoman says the two trains involved in the wreck were on the same track. It appears that one of the struck the other while it was...

July 17, 2015 - 3:20pm
1 week 5 days ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An emergency services spokeswoman says more than 100 people have been injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa.

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokeswoman Nana Radebe said about 90 people were rushed to nearby hospitals with minor to serious injuries. She said firefighters were searching for commuters who may still be stuck inside the train cars. No fatalities have been reported.

Radebe said Friday the trains were on...

July 17, 2015 - 2:47pm
1 week 5 days ago

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A dozen candidates have filed for October's presidential election in Belarus, including the authoritarian incumbent who has ruled for 21 years and a politician who's been in jail since he ran in 2010.

Belarus has been run since 1994 by Alexander Lukashenko, who has repressed opposition and retained a Soviet-style state-controlled economy. All the elections held under Lukashenko have been criticized by the West for abuses.

After...

July 17, 2015 - 2:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested a 34-year-old suspect in the fatal stabbing of a great-grandfather following a minor traffic collision in southern England.

Armed officers Friday arrested the suspect following a manhunt that started Thursday evening after the death of 79-year-old Donald Lock.

Lock was believed to be on his way home when he struck the back of another car in West Sussex, south of London. Police said the suspect stabbed Lock in a "...

July 17, 2015 - 12:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's deputy health minister says the country has no confirmed Ebola cases after four patients who tested positive for the disease recovered.

Tolbert Nyenswah told state radio Friday the patients would be discharged in a ceremony Monday.

Ebola killed more than 4,800 people in Liberia before the country was declared Ebola transmission-free on May 9. But in late June, a 17-year-old boy died from the disease. That...

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