North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) ? A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.
HRW: Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul pushIRBIL, Iraq (AP) ? An International human rights group says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul.
Zimbabwe charges 68 with violence after protests, activist denied bail
Zimbabwe has charged 68 people with public violence following violent clashes between protesters and the police last week and a magistrate court will on Tuesday rule whether they should be released from custody while they await trial. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators at Friday's protest before unrest swept across large parts of the capital, Harare. Accused of burning property, attacking police officers and looting shops, they were not asked to plead.
Car explodes at Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan in suspected suicide bombingA suspected suicide bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishek on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding three others, officials said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the car exploded inside the compound and quoted Deputy Prime Minister Janysh Razakov as describing the blast as "a terrorist act".
South Africa's drought recovery could be stalled by uncertain rain prospects
By Tanisha Heiberg PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's recovery from its worst drought in over century could be stalled as anticipated rain relief from a La Nina weather system remains uncertain, the South African Weather Service said on Monday. An El Nino weather pattern which ended in May triggered drought conditions across southern Africa. South African temperatures reached historic peaks and 2015 was the driest year since records began in 1904.
Britain says inward investment rose, before Brexit vote
In the last financial year before Britain voted to leave the European Union, the country gained more foreign investment projects than ever before, the government said on Tuesday. Some 2,213 investments were made in the year ending in March, up 11 percent from the previous year, the government said. The period covered by the government's statement ended almost three months before Britain's June 23 referendum on its EU membership.
German EU commissioner 'wouldn't bet big money on Brexit'
Cubs rally for 8-7 win against Pirates in 13 innings
Husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson arrested for assaultSEATTLE (AP) ? Authorities say the husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson is being held on investigation of assaulting two relatives during the group's show in Seattle.
France to call for halt to talks on EU-US trade deal: minister
France will ask the European Commission to halt negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States, the country's junior minister for trade said Tuesday. "There is no more political support in France for these negotiations" and "France calls for an end to these negotiations," Matthias Fekl told RMC radio.