Saunders family presses on with Wolves after Flip's deathMINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? The easy thing for the Saunders family to do would have been to walk away.
Officials say four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia's east coastSYDNEY (AP) ? Officials say four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia's east coast.
Afghan air force spreads its wings amid record army losses
Under pressure from the Taliban, Afghanistan's military is increasingly relying on the country's young air force, and, together with Western allies, is speeding up its training of pilots and ground controllers in order to strike the enemy. Once a strong flying power supported by the Soviet Union, Afghanistan's air force was decimated by the civil war of the 1990s and the turbulent period of Taliban-rule. "There are currently 78 trained and available aircrews in the Afghan Air Force," says Captain James Smith, spokesman for the US 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, which is responsible for training the Afghans.
Japan wary over Philippine leader's policy, mannersTOKYO (AP) ? Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Their concern is not only about his foreign policy toward the U.S., but also about his informal style. They are paranoid about him chewing gum in front of the Emperor.
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 48
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) ? An hours-long attack by a group of militants, including suicide bombers who stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, left at least 48 dead, mostly police trainees, officials said Tuesday.
Islamic State takes control of half Iraqi town near Jordan-Syria border - sourcesIslamic State fighters expanded the area under their control in a remote western Iraqi town near the borders with Syria and Jordan from a third to about half, security sources said on Tuesday. The insurgents attacked the town of Rutba on Sunday in a bid to relieve pressure on the northern city of Mosul where they are fighting off an offensive by the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters backed by the U.S.-led coalition. The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters remained in control of the other half, at the town's entrances from the express highway that links Baghdad and the western border, they said.
Award-winning poet and essayist Lucia Perillo dies at 58
Japan shares hit six-month top, U.S. dollar in demand
There were also tentative hopes rising prices for steel and some industrial commodities - zinc surged to a five-year peak and iron ore reached its highest since mid-2014 - could pick up the pulse of inflation globally. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to levels last seen in April as a softening yen burnished the outlook for the country's exporters. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked 0.1 percent firmer, as did EMini futures for the S&P 500 .
Kenya police say 12 people killed in extremist attack in Kenya's northern Mandera County near the Somali borderNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) ? Kenya police say 12 people killed in extremist attack in Kenya's northern Mandera County near the Somali border.
Chinese firm issues webcam recall after massive cyberattackA Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack, but is pushing back against criticism that its devices played a role in the ...