Wednesday, August 16, 2017

World

WWII veteran Marvin Strombo, right, and Tatsuya Yasue, 89-year-old farmer, hold a Japanese flag with autographed messages which was owned by his brother Sadao Yasue, who was killed in the Pacific during World Work II, during a ceremony in Higashishirakawa, in central Japan's Gifu prefecture Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan (AP) — Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and ...
This is a Dec. 28, 2015 handout photo portrait of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall taken in Trelleborg, Sweeden.

BY JAN M. OLSEN COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police from Sweden assisted their Danish counterparts on Tuesday with pursuing leads in the search for a missing Swedish woman who was ...
In this July 29, 2010 file photo, American William Dathan Holbert and wife Laura Reese are escorted off a police vehicle during their extradition to Panama in Managua, Nicaragua.

PANAMA CITY (AP) — U.S. citizen William Dathan Holbert was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a court in Panama for robbing and killing five other Americans in a ...
Map locates Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

BY BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo ...
In this image made available by Society 4 Climate Change Communication, Sierra Leone, mud and water flow in Freetown Sierra Leone Monday Aug. 14, 2017.

BY CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone’s capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many ...
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford speaks at a news conference at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

BY FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Monday that the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but ...
This photo provided by Bob Baer and Sarah Kovac, participants in the Citizen CATE Experiment, shows a "diamond ring" shape during the 2016 total solar eclipse in Indonesia.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get ...
In this Aug. 15, 2015, file photo, participants stand behind a North Korean flag at a rally on Liberation Day, the anniversary of the end of World War II in 1945 and the Korean Peninsula's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, at the border village of Panmunjom at the DMZ in North Korea.

BY ERIC TALMADGE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare suddenly and fade almost as quickly — but the latest escalation ...
In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 10 2017, Hugo Simoes talks on the radio while coordinating a group of volunteer firefighters from Lisbon helping fight a forest fire near the village of Aldeia do Monte outside Abrantes, central Portugal.

BY BARRY HATTON LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost all of the 2,000 Portuguese firefighters at a weeklong wildfire that killed 64 people this summer had something in common apart from ...
British athlete Mo Farah stands atop of a pod on the London Eye, with Big Ben's clock tower in background, as he bids a final farewell to British track competitive athletics after winning gold in the 10,000m and silver in the 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in London, Sunday Aug. 13, 2017.

LONDON (AP) — The bongs will soon be gone. Big Ben — the huge clock bell of Britain’s Parliament — will fall silent next week as a four-year restoration project ...
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