Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday.
Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group, has withstood the last 2,000 years with its immaculate temples and colonnaded streets.
The foiled attack on a crowded Paris-Amsterdam train provoked a range of reactions from passengers, but the military training of two young Americans who tackled the gunman proved decisive, psychiatrists say.
In more than three decades of trying to breed pandas at the U.S. National Zoo, there's been plenty of heartbreak. More cubs born in Washington, D.C. have died than survived, and news of a birth has often been greeted warily.
Revelers arrived in cars sporting the American flag and wore clothes in red, white and blue as they celebrated the anniversary of Puerto Rico's pro-statehood political party with deafening salsa music and speeches.
A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said Sunday, bringing to 10 the number of people killed in bull runs in Spain this year, one of the deadliest ever for the sport.
Motor-racing is not for the faint-hearted. But when you are deaf and blind, it takes on a different dimension.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Italy's coast guard coordinated the rescue of 4,400 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean in a single day on Saturday, officials said Sunday as three new rescue operations were launched., 1 Comment
A pilot was in a critical condition in hospital on Sunday following a crash at a UK airshow that killed seven people when his plane plunged into a busy road.
Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in the western U.S. state of Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead.