Sunday, September 24, 2017

World

In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

BY JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines’ longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America’s infrastructure. But ...
In this July 27, 2017 file photo, a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, runs as he fires mortars at Islamic State group militant, in Raqqa, northeast Syria.

BY SARAH EL DEEB BEIRUT (AP) — The battle for the Islamic State group’s de-facto Syria capital, Raqqa, has reached its “final stages,” the Syrian Democratic Forces said Wednesday, almost ...
Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries, stands in front of a map of Iran as he speaks to journalists about the techniques of Iranian hacking, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

BY JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi ...
A crowd of pro-independence protestors gather outside the headquarters of the region's department of economic affairs in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

BY ARITZ PARRA and CIARAN GILES MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people supporting a contested referendum to split Catalonia from Spain took to Barcelona’s streets amid an intensifying government crackdown ...
Brazilian President Michel Temer, left, is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres before a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at U.N. headquarters.

BY EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by ...
Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

BY JOSH LEDERMAN NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the ...
A man walks past a TV screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

BY MATTHEW PENNINGTON UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country’s nuclear ...
Rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

BY MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled ...
In this undated photo released by Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, Alba, an albino orangutan, sits on a branch of a tree while eating watermelon at Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

BY STEPHEN WRIGHT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group in Indonesia says it wants to create a 5-hectare (12-acre) “forest island” for the world’s only known albino orangutan after ...
In this undated photo people stand on the deck of a World War I German submarine type UC-97 in an unknown location. Belgian regional authorities on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 say that an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday. ...
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