The Latest: More migrants rescued from sea off Greece
S&P rates Iraq for first time
American financial service company Standard & Poor's issued war-torn Iraq a credit rating for the first time Thursday, with the country's conflict with Islamic State militants and low oil prices giving it a junk score. Iraq has been plagued by war and violence since the 2003 US invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Currently violent jihadists have taken over large parts of the country, something Standard & Poor's took into account when it handed out its B- rating.
Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) ? The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece, on Friday buried his wife and two sons in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled.
Spanish train drivers go on strike but impact appears mutedMADRID (AP) ? Spanish rail company Renfe says around a quarter of its commuter and long distance trains have been canceled owing to a strike by drivers.
Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber
BANGKOK (AP) ? A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday.
Chris Evans is feeling the pressure with directorial debut
Migrants hold out on Hungarian 'freedom train'; Orban says millions comingBy Marton Dunai BICSKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants, including Syrian refugees, were stranded on a train in Hungary for a second day on Friday, demanding passage to Germany in a standoff with riot police. Riot police halted the train at Bicske, some 35 kilometers west of Budapest, ordering the migrants to a nearby camp for processing asylum seekers. Scuffles broke out when the migrants refused, some fleeing or throwing themselves on the tracks in the latest desperate scenes of Europe?s worst migration crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
Shooting at Sacramento college kills 1, wounds 2; man soughtSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said.
Lawyer: Vice News journalists face deportation from TurkeyANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? A lawyer says two Vice News journalists who were arrested on terror-related charges are expected to be deported from Turkey.
Father of three-year old Aylan returns to Kobane to bury family
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world returned Friday to his hometown of Kobane in Syria to bury his family. Abdullah Kurdi arrived at the Turkish border town of Suruc with the funeral caskets of his three year-old son Aylan, other young son Ghaleb and wife Rihana who all drowned while trying to reach Europe across the Aegean Sea, an AFP photographer reported. A car carrying the father and the caskets entered Kobane and returned to Turkey while a convoy of journalists and activists was stopped at the border.