Planned racing ad on sails of Sydney Opera House divisive

World 10/08/18, 04:12

A plan to project a horse racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House is dividing Australians.The New South Wales state government stepped in to allow the advertisement to be displayed Tuesday after the opera house chief executive Louise Herron opposed it.State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on ...

Missing Saudi journalist once a voice of reform in kingdom

World 10/08/18, 04:12

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country's consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider. A close aide to the kingdom's former spy chief, he had been a leading voice in the country's prominent dailies, including the main English newspapers.Now the 59-year-old ...

Confirmed deaths near 2,000, still more likely in Indonesia

World 10/08/18, 04:12

The confirmed death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more remained unaccounted for and officials have said search teams planned to stop looking for victims later this week.A rescue worker stands near a collapsed house during a search for earthquake ...

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes

Europe 10/08/18, 04:11

Chinese authorities said Monday they are investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes and indicated that political transgressions may have also landed the Chinese official in trouble.In a statement posted on a government website, the authorities said Meng Hongwei, China's vice minister for public security, was ...

Brazilians weigh stark visions of future in runoff election

World 10/08/18, 04:11

Brazilians showed their disgust with corruption and rising crime in the first round of presidential voting, nearly giving an outright victory to a brash-speaking former army captain who has promised to restore "traditional values," jail crooked politicians and give police a freer hand to shoot drug traffickers.But with far-right congressman ...

South African finance minister criticized after testimony

Africa 10/08/18, 02:12

South Africa's finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet this year was widely welcomed as a break from the ...

Update: Nobel winner thought Academy call was spammer

Europe 10/08/18, 02:08

The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local):12:40 p.m.One of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in economics says he ignored two telephone calls, thinking they were spam calls, before the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences was able to get through to him.Paul Romer of New ...

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

World 10/08/18, 00:35

Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge.The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel ...

Back-to-back temblors has some Haitians sleeping outside

World 10/08/18, 00:28

For some Haitians fearing new aftershocks, the best place to spend the night is under a tree.A boy that was injured by an aftershock receives treatment at the general hospital in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the ...

Stricter screening to enter US leaves refugee families split

World 10/08/18, 00:18

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn't been enough to allow his wife to join them.Mohammed, who worked as a security guard for the U.S. military ...

Update: US, NKorea officials upbeat after meeting

World 10/07/18, 20:45

The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia (all times local):9:30 a.m.U.S. and North Korean officials are offering positive reviews for the latest meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, talks with ...

Update: 5.2-magnitude aftershock rattles northern Haiti

World 10/07/18, 17:01

The Latest on the magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Haiti (all times local):3:45 p.m.The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.2 magnitude aftershock has rattled northern Haiti, a day after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake left at least 12 dead and 188 injured at the same location.The USGS says the aftershock's epicenter ...

Missing Saudi journalist once a voice of reform in kingdom

World 10/07/18, 16:50

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country's consulate in Turkey, was a Saudi insider. He was a close aide to the kingdom's former spy chief and a leading voice in the country's prominent dailies, including the main English newspapers.Now the 59-year-old journalist ...

Bosnia village women don folk dresses on election day

Europe 10/07/18, 16:45

In a small village in central Bosnia that once was home to the country's kings, women keep tradition alive by donning folk costumes on important days like Sunday's election.The women of Kraljeva Sutjeska turned out to vote dressed in traditional village dresses and black head scarves, a style of dress ...

Update: Brazil investigates photos of guns in polls

World 10/07/18, 16:00

The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local):4:45 p.m.Brazil's electoral court is investigating images that went viral on social media of supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro bringing guns to their polling stations.One image shows a gun on the top of the electronic voting machine and Bolsonaro's face on the ...

Update: China says Interpol officer under investigation

Europe 10/07/18, 12:32

The Latest on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Interpol President Meng Hongwei (all times local):6:15 p.m.The disciplinary organ of China's ruling Communist Party says the head of Interpol, a senior Chinese official, is under investigation on suspicion of unspecified legal violations.The party's watchdog for graft and political disloyalty said ...