Barack Obama expects improved US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place

Barack Obama expects improved US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place

Barack Obama encouraged skeptics of the agreement to 'overcome the emotions' that have infused the debate and evaluate the accord based on facts.

Austria: 71 migrants, including 4 children, 8 women found dead in abandoned truck near Vienna
Austria: 71 migrants, including 4 children, 8 women found dead in abandoned truck near Vienna

It was the latest tragedy in a year that has seen tens of thousands of people risking all to seek a better life or refuge in wealthy European countries.

N Korea credits nuclear weapons not talks for deal with S Korea
N Korea credits nuclear weapons not talks for deal with S Korea

The agreement reached after talks in the border village of Panmunjom, pulled both sides back from the brink of an armed conflict and committed them to starting an official dialogue.

US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi Jinping's US trip
US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi Jinping's US trip

The economic setbacks are seen as weakening Xi’s clout as he prepares to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House in late September.

Former Greek PM Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party leads in opinion poll

Independent Greeks, the ally in Tsipras' former coalition government, scored 2 percent, below the 3 percent threshold needed to enter parliament.

Kim Jong-Un dismisses top officials after standoff with South Korea eases

North Korean leader was probably holding them responsible for the confrontation that developed in a way that he did not expect.

Bangladesh arrests 2 more suspects in blogger Niloy's killing

Niloy was known to his friends as an atheist blogger whose online name is Niloy Chowdhury.

Puerto Rico braces for tropical storm Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

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Puerto Rico braces for tropical storm Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

Puerto Rico braces for tropical storm Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

Erika was located about 145 miles (235 kilometers) southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Australian survivor of WWII 'Great Escape' dies aged 101

Royle died Sunday at a Perth hospital following surgery on a hip fracture that he suffered in a fall in a nursing home three weeks ago, his son Gordon Royle said.

US asks Pakistan to show 'restraint' in expanding nuclear power

Pakistan will retain its capabilities for the foreseeable future as a necessary deterrent against perceived existential threats from India: Reports

US man jailed for 17 years for smuggling heroin from India

The accused had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin, money laundering and felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Teen to be sentenced for helping Islamic State

Seventeen-year-old Ali Shukri Amin of faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria.

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

Perez Molina was monitoring the march from the Government Ministry, according to his office.

Virginia shooting: Suspect was fired twice from two news stations, known as a loner

The man identified as the suspect followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers.

Migrant crisis: Rescue crew finds 51 bodies, 439 suvivors in a ship off Libya

"We had to cut up the deck of the wooden boat to get to (the bodies) in a safe way," Swedish coast guard spokesman Mattias Lindholm said.

MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi Arabia: Ministry

A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry's website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday.

ISIS' top hacking expert killed in US drone strike: Report

In June this year, Hussain was linked with an Islamic State plot to attack an Armed Forces Day parade in south London.

Israeli military strikes Hamas target in Gaza after rocket attack

The military says it hit a Hamas weapon manufacturing facility early Thursday.

Tianjin blast: China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

Police have already detained 12 Ruihai employees as part of their investigation and are also looking into a company suspected of providing bogus safety assessments.

Louisiana shooting: Gunman kills police officer, mayor's sister in US

The fourth victim — Courtney Jolivette, Wiley's wife — was in surgery Wednesday night at Apria Medical Center in Alexandria.

America  

The man identified as the suspect followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers.

The White House has criticised the Republican-controlled Congress from refusing to tighten gun control laws.

Climate Change  

Merkel and Rousseff focused mainly on environmental cooperation during a 24-hour visit by the German leader that was also aimed at boosting trade and investment in Brazil's stagnant economy.

Obama's move represented a challenge to the rest of the world to take serious action as a global summit to finalize a landmark climate change treaty approaches at the end of this year.

Europe  

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year.

Here is a look at what comes next for Greece and what the elections mean for the bailout, the 86 billion euro ($95 billion) package of loans that is keeping the country solvent and part of Europe's joint currency, the euro.

Asia Pacific  

"It turned around and landed back at Osaka airport at 7:50 am," said ANA spokeswoman Hanae Satomura.

Nearly 1,000 foreign troops from 17 countries will participate in China's military parade here on September 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II victory against Japan, a military official said.