N. Korea threatens to fire at US, S. Korea troops' lights
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.
Burkina Faso bans big buttocks beauty contestThe government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist. Adverts for this weekend's third edition of 'Miss Bim-Bim', carrying an image of two fully clothed women with exaggeratedly large behinds, provoked an outcry on social media. "Our role is to do everything to avoid damaging the image of women," said Minister Laure Zongo in a statement, adding that social media criticism had persuaded her to act.
Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
CHICAGO (AP) ? NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade took to Twitter to lament what he called another "act of senseless gun violence."
Exclusive: Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail
By Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad told Reuters. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) plans to hold talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), possibly next week, about Iraqi oil exported through Turkey, Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema said in an interview on Friday evening.
The Latest: Number of Romanians killed in quake rises to 10
Flags at half mast as Italy mourns earthquake dead
Italy held a tear-drenched funeral Saturday for dozens of its earthquake victims as the country observed a day of mourning over a disaster that killed nearly 300 people. President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and other leaders were among hundreds of mourners who sat solemnly behind 35 coffins in a sports hall in Ascoli Piceno. The hall in the capital of the Marche region had been converted temporarily to a place of worship for the funeral of most of the people who perished in the villages of Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto in the region's mountainous interior.
Anti-Islam activists stage protest atop Berlin monumentBERLIN (AP) ? Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.
Three top Kenyan Olympic officials arrested over Rio 'scandal'
Three top Kenyan Olympics officials have been arrested as investigators probe allegations of mismanagement and corruption at the Rio Games, police sources said. Francis Paul, secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), was arrested on Friday, one of the police sources said on condition of anonymity.
When death comes to stay: one Italian village's story
Nowhere was hit harder by the earthquake that brought death and devastation to a remote corner of central Italy this week than Saletta. Fewer than 20 people are permanent residents of the picturesque hamlet. On Wednesday, with the population temporarily swollen at the height of Italy's summer holiday season, 22 people died.
South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peaceJUBA, South Sudan (AP) ? When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement.