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August 12, 2016 - 3:37am
1 week 5 days ago

PARIS (AP) — The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women from its beaches, citing security concerns.

The ban on so-called burkinis, at the height of the French Riviera vacation season, comes as the country remains on edge after deadly Islamic extremist attacks on nearby Nice and on a Catholic church in northwest France.

Cannes Mayor David Lisnard issued an ordinance forbidding beachwear that...

August 12, 2016 - 3:31am
1 week 5 days ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in opposition areas of Syria's northern Aleppo province struck a market, a hospital and a village on Friday, killing at least 18 people, including children and two hospital staffers, activists and rescue workers said.

The air raids hit the only hospital for women and children in the town of Kafr Hamra before dawn, killing two staffers, including a nurse. The Syrian Civil Defense, a group of first responders, said it pulled 10 people alive from...

August 12, 2016 - 3:28am
1 week 5 days ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — A long stream of vehicles and people went past an injured man struck by a delivery truck on a New Delhi street, leaving him to die, news reports say.

Closed-circuit TV footage shows the man being hit by the small truck early Wednesday morning as he walked along the side of the road. The man, who reports say was working two jobs to support a family living elsewhere India, could be seen flying through the air and landing in the gutter. The truck driver got...

August 12, 2016 - 3:12am
1 week 5 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — A tip from the FBI triggered what Canadian police on Thursday called a "race against time" as police scrambled to identify and locate a balaclava-wearing would-be suicide bomber they feared was on the verge of committing a terror attack in Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Aaron Driver, a Canadian man previously banned from associating with Islamic State extremists, prepared a martyrdom video and was about to commit a terrorist attack but was...

August 12, 2016 - 2:42am
1 week 4 days ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

2:15 a.m.

The International Cycling Union says a Brazilian rider has failed a doping test.

The UCI says Kleber da Silva Ramos tested positive for a banned substance during a pre-Olympic test on July 31. He has been suspended until a ruling is made on his case.

Da Silva Ramos competed in the men's Olympic road race...

August 12, 2016 - 2:29am
1 week 5 days ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says a woman and her three children have been stopped in Lebanon from entering Syria to join the Islamic State group.

The ministry said early Friday that Saudi officials received a warning from the woman's husband about her plans and "competent authorities in the sisterly Republic of Lebanon" found them and returned them to the kingdom.

A number of Saudis have joined the extremist Islamic...

August 12, 2016 - 2:21am
1 week 5 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is searching for eight Chinese crewmembers missing after their fishing boat collided with a cargo ship off disputed islands in the East China Sea.

The Japan Coast Guard's search Friday came one day after six other crewmembers were rescued. The Chinese boat apparently sank after colliding with a Greek-flagged ship Thursday off the Japan-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims.

The collision occurred as hundreds of...

August 12, 2016 - 2:11am
1 week 5 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — The German economy, Europe's biggest, grew 0.4 percent in the second quarter — a slower pace than in the previous three-month period but better than economists had forecast.

The quarter-on-quarter figure for the April-June period reported Friday by the Federal Statistical Office compared with a growth spurt of 0.7 percent in the first quarter.

Economists had predicted growth of only 0.2 percent for the second quarter.

August 12, 2016 - 1:23am
1 week 5 days ago

BEIJING (AP) — Japan's Sharp Corp. says China has become the final government to approve the acquisition of the Japanese electronics maker by the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and the tie-up will go ahead soon.

Sharp says China's anti-monopoly agency approved the acquisition by Foxconn and "all examinations by the competition authorities of the relevant countries have been completed." It said a share issue to complete the transaction would take place "...

August 12, 2016 - 1:03am
1 week 5 days ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Chinese Swimming Association says Chen Xinyi has become the first swimmer to test positive for banned substances at the Rio Olympics.

The announcement was reported early Friday by Xinhua, the official state news agency.

The 18-year-old Chen finished fourth in the women's 100-meter butterfly Sunday, missing a bronze medal by nine-hundredths of a second.

She was also scheduled for compete in the 50...

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