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....
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...
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...
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.
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.