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August 14, 2016 - 11:09am
1 week 5 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — A busy stretch of the German Autobahn near Hannover has been shut down after unexploded World War II-era bombs were located during construction work.

Specialists unearthed a British bomb in one location, an American aerial mine in another and unidentified incendiary bombs in a third location, the dpa news agency reported Sunday.

The A2 Autobahn was closed completely in the area, and 7,500 residents of nearby homes were forced to...

August 14, 2016 - 11:06am
1 week 5 days ago

SHORTSTOWN, England (AP) — The makers of a blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship billed as the world's biggest aircraft have postponed its maiden flight at the last minute.

The 302-foot- (92-meter-) long Airlander 10 was due to take off Sunday from an airfield 45 miles (73 kilometers) north of London.

Stephen McGlennan, chief executive of Hybrid Air Vehicles, says the airship has "a slight technical issue" and there's not time to fix it before darkness...

August 14, 2016 - 10:54am
1 week 5 days ago

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...

August 14, 2016 - 10:47am
1 week 5 days ago

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.

He...

August 14, 2016 - 9:21am
1 week 5 days ago

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.

Economou...

August 14, 2016 - 9:12am
1 week 5 days ago

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.

North Kivu...

August 14, 2016 - 9:08am
1 week 5 days ago

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...

August 14, 2016 - 8:48am
1 week 5 days ago

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.

Reports by...

August 14, 2016 - 8:12am
1 week 5 days ago

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...

August 14, 2016 - 8:01am
1 week 5 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the deadly attack on a Swiss train (all times local):

1:50 p.m.

Swiss police say the man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and burning liquid, killing one and wounding five others, has died of his own injuries.

St. Gallen canton (state) police said the suspect, described only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighboring state, had been suffering from serious burns himself. They said...

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