RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee says Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed by armed men who stopped their taxi.
USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky says Lochte and the others left the French Olympic team's hospitality house early Sunday in a taxi headed for the athletes village, hours after the last night of Olympic swimming.
He says "the taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the...
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities say a Yemeni national accused of killing a Saudi policeman had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and may be linked to an attack last year on security forces that killed 15 people.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki says the Yemeni man deliberately ran over Cpl. Mathhal al-Salouli and then stabbed him in the throat on Wednesday in the southwestern border province of Asir.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say one British man was fatally stabbed and another Briton wounded during a pre-dawn knife attack at the coastal resort of Ayia Napa.
Famagusta District Assistant Police Chief Georgios Economou told the Associated Press Sunday the two Britons, both 22 years old, were attacked while they were walking down a busy street by two knife-wielding men shortly after getting into a shoving match with one of them.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A local official and Congo's army say that suspected rebels have killed at least 36 people in northeastern Congo, spurring residents to make street protests against the violence.
Army spokesman Gen. Richard Kasonga said Sunday that suspected Allied Democratic Forces carried out the attacks Saturday in Rwangoma after the military destroyed their sanctuaries about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the town of Beni.
JANOW PODLASKI, Poland (AP) — Sales at a famed horse auction on a remote state-run farm in eastern Poland on Sunday were much lower this year, with some potential buyers staying away after the country's right-wing government carried out a controversial political purge of managers in the respected Arabian horse breeding program.
An 11-year-old grey mare, Sefora, sold for 300,000 euros ($335,000) at the Pride of Poland auction, but many of the 31 horses in the sale at all...
BANGKOK (AP) — Critics of Thailand's military government have accused it of exploiting a spate of deadly bombings and arson attacks to crack down on its opponents.
The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, popularly known as the Red Shirts, issued their criticism Sunday as Thai authorities said they were keeping security high after attacks Thursday and Friday killed four people and wounded dozens in seven tourist destinations.
BEREZNIKI, Russia (AP) — For residents of one Russian town, the more mosquito bites the better.
At this weekend's Russian Mosquito Festival in the town of Berezniki, 9-year-old Irina Ilyukhina won the "tastiest girl" category with 43 bites to show for going berry-picking in the forest with her mother. She was awarded a ceramic cup in recognition of the welts all over her legs.
Unusually hot and dry weather in the Ural Mountains town, however, has...