Polish explorer says he found deepest underwater caveWARSAW, Poland (AP) ? A Polish explorer says he and his team have discovered the world's deepest underwater cave, 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice.
3,800 civilians dead in year of Russian strikes in Syria: monitor
Around 3,800 civilians have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said Friday. The toll includes more than 2,700 jihadists from the Islamic State group and around 2,800 fighters from various rebel factions, the British-based monitor said. The Observatory -- which relies on a network of sources inside Syria for its information -- says it determines what planes carried out raids according to their type, location, flight patterns and the munitions involved.
Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year
Survey: Chinese factories eke out expansion in September
HONG KONG (AP) ? Chinese factories eked out a tiny expansion in activity for September as new orders picked up marginally, offering a glimmer of hope for the world's No. 2 economy, according to a private survey Friday.
Deutsche Bank shares tank below 10 euros for first timeBERLIN (AP) ? Deutsche Bank shares have fallen sharply in early trading following reports that hedge funds are moving some of their business elsewhere.
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Car bomb wounds two in Cairo suburb: security sourcesA car bomb exploded in an eastern suburb of Cairo on Thursday evening, wounding two people, security sources said. It was not clear who the bomb was targeting, but the sources said it was planted in a private car parked near the home of a senior interior ministry official and a prosecutor. Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State's branch in North Sinai, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed.
Kidnappers free Pakistani media group executiveISLAMABAD (AP) ? An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad.
Cyprus court orders extradition of Egyptian hijacker
A court in Cyprus on Friday ordered the extradition of an Egyptian who hijacked an aircraft with a fake explosive belt, diverting it to the island in March. Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, failed to convince the Nicosia district court that he could not get a fair trial in his home country, the semi-official Cyprus News Agency reported. Mustafa commandeered a domestic Alexandria-Cairo flight with 72 passengers and crew on board on March 29, ordering the pilot to divert to Larnaca airport on the Mediterranean island.
London to launch inquiry into foreign property ownership - report
London's mayor Sadiq Khan will launch an inquiry into foreign ownership of property in the British capital which has helped push up housing costs, the Guardian newspaper cited him as saying on Thursday. "It's clear we need to better understand the different roles that overseas money plays in London's housing market, the scale of what's going on, and what action we can take to support development and help Londoners find a home," the Guardian quoted Khan as saying. "That's why we are commissioning the most thorough research on this matter ever undertaken in Britain ? the biggest look of its kind at this issue ? so we can figure out exactly what can be done." London property prices rose more than 12 percent in the 12 months to July after notching up annual gains of around 20 percent in mid-2014, according to official data.