RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.
Moscatelli said Saturday that thousands of tilapia, sea bass and mullets started washing up Friday on the shore of Rio de Janeiro's Jacarepagua Lagoon. He said the die-off could be repeated during next year's games.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso court has rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting calls for a boycott of the vote in October.
The vote scheduled for Oct. 11 is intended to end one year of transitional rule imposed after longtime President Blaise Compaore was ousted in a popular uprising triggered by his attempt to alter rules that would have prevented him from seeking a third term.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants.
The military says in a statement that 14 "terrorists" were killed in Saturday's airstrike in Shawal, a town in North Waziristan where the army launched a ground operation this month to eliminate local and foreign insurgents.
The military gave no details and did not elaborate on the nationalities or...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old migrant has been found suffocated on a yacht that carried 59 others to a Greek island.
The death was discovered when a patrol boat belonging to Frontex, the European border management force, stopped a yacht for inspection off the Greek island of Simi, close to the Turkish coast. The yacht tried to evade inspection and at some point rammed the patrol boat, slightly injuring a Greek coast guard officer....
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani has opposed a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, saying terms of the agreement will turn into legal obligation if it is passed by the house.
Rouhani said at a news conference Saturday that the deal was a political understanding reached with world powers, not a new pact that requires parliamentary approval.
A special committee of the parliament has already begun...
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.
Commodore Dele Alonge, air force spokesman, said the Dornier-228 aircraft had taken off from Kaduna Military Airfield Saturday morning bound for the country's capital, Abuja, when it crashed in a house in the Ribadu area.
Alonge said bodies of those in the plane have been recovered and...