Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charityThu, 25 Aug 2016 07:10:32 -0400ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday.
Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, warns Kurdish militiaThu, 25 Aug 2016 07:09:01 -0400Turkey on Tuesday sent more tanks into Syria and sternly warned a Kurdish militia to withdraw from frontline positions, a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters captured a key border town from jihadists. The tanks joined those which crossed the frontier on Wednesday in the so-called Operation Euphrates Shield, which Turkey says aims at ridding the northern Syrian border area of both Islamic State (IS) extremists and Kurdish militia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the offensive had expelled IS from the Syrian town of Jarabulus, and pro-Ankara rebels reported the jihadists had retreated south to the town of Al-Bab.
The Latest: Romanian death toll in Italy earthquake up to 5Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:43 -0400AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):
Montenegro priest says Pokemons are demonsThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:54:14 -0400PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — For a priest in Montenegro, Pokemons are no game.
Boko Haram violence sparks 'children's crisis,' UN saysThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:54:09 -0400DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nearly half a million children in areas affected by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, a figure that has more than doubled since the beginning of the year, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.
Global stocks wobble as markets await comment from YellenThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:54:00 -0400Global stocks fell Thursday in lackluster trading as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Friday for hints on a possible further interest rate increase. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's ...
China military says it is providing medical training for SyriaThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:53:06 -0400China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday it has been providing medical training for Syria, following a visit to the war-ravaged country last week by a senior Chinese officer. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, namely the United States, Britain, France and Russia. Guan Youfei, director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China's Central Military Commission, met Syrian Defence Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij in Damascus last week and discussed personnel training.
Discovery says full-year profit could rise by 5 pct at bestThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:51:28 -0400(Reuters) - South African insurer Discovery Limited said full-year profit would be in the range of flat to up to 5 percent higher than last year following increased investment in new initiatives including plans to expand into the banking sector. * FY normalised HEPS, excluding one-off items, is expectedto increase in the range of 0 pct to 5 pct, to between 672.2cents and 705.8 cents over prior period (2015: 672.2 cents) * Sees FY HEPS expected to decrease by 30 pct to 40 percent,to between 617.7 cents and 529. ...
India says newspaper leak of submarine papers doesn't compromise securityThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:50:06 -0400India said on Thursday that it sees no immediate security risk from the leak to an Australian newspaper of secret documents detailing the capability of a French-designed submarine being built for its navy. The defense ministry said it had taken up the matter with the French government after The Australian newspaper splashed a story on Wednesday saying it had obtained more than 22,000 pages of details about the Scorpene submarine. "The documents that have been posted ... have been examined and do not pose any security compromise as the vital parameters have been blacked out," the defense ministry said in a statement.
French burkini bans face legal challenge as tension mountsThu, 25 Aug 2016 06:48:47 -0400France's highest administrative authority is studying whether local bans on full-body burkini swimsuits are legal, amid growing concerns in the country and abroad about police forcing Muslim women to disrobe. ...