News archive from 12 May 2017, page 4

Malaysia deports 3 Turks believed to be in militant group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  Malaysian police say they have deported three Turkish men suspected of being linked to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused of being behind a failed coup in Turkey last year. Human Rights Watch slammed the decision,...

 

New report details one of the iPhone 8's most hotly anticipated features

With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display. But with the iPhone 8 display hogging the headlines, it's easy to forget that Apple's next-gen iPhone...

 

Boom! Supersonic passenger jet coming by 2020

Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic has just partnered with startup Boom Technology to build a supersonic aircraft, Boom Technology announced. The plane would zip through the skies faster than the Concorde jet or any other commercial aircraft today,...

 

India's Modi emphasizes links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –  India's prime minister has emphasized common heritage with Sri Lanka as he's trying to woo the island neighbor that's become an important cog in China's plans for control of the Indian Ocean. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a...

 

Greek court jails 2 Swedish men over IS membership

THESSALONIKI, Greece –  A Greek court has convicted two Swedish nationals of belonging to the Islamic State group, and sentenced them to 15 years imprisonment. The men's lawyer says they were also found guilty of arms possession — a pair of hunting...

 

Suspected human bones retrieved from sunken S. Korean ferry

SEOUL, South Korea –  South Korean officials say they've found many fragments of suspected human bones from a ferry that was retrieved three years after it sank, killing more than 300 people. Most of the victims were teenagers and nine bodies haven't...

 

Pakistan's deputy Senate leader wounded in roadside bombing

QUETTA, Pakistan –  A Pakistani government spokesman says a roadside bomb has targeted the convoy carrying the deputy leader of the Senate in the country's southwest, slightly wounding him and some of his party members. The spokesman, Anwarul Haq...

 

Austrian foreign minister calls for early elections

BERLIN –  Austria's foreign minister, an influential figure in the country's junior governing party, is calling for early elections after the vice chancellor announced his resignation. Sebastian Kurz is considered the center-right Austrian People's...

 

State officials get slammed for the Oroville Dam spillway failure at Sacramento hearing

The California Department of Water Resources came under blistering criticism at a hearing Thursday in the Legislature for its management of the Oroville Dam, three months after nearby residents were evacuated out of concerns about possible flooding....

 

The Latest: France's new president to meet Merkel next week

PARIS –  The Latest on French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The German government says new French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said...

 

Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

BEIRUT –  U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters say they expect to push on and capture the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, after receiving heavy weapons from the U.S. military. The force — known as Syrian...

 

Norway teens say their graduation blowouts beat them all

AALGAARD, Norway –  They compete to trick out the flashiest party buses, buy enough beer to level a biker club, and commission crude songs to soundtrack their graduation blowouts. And that's before they even take their exams. They are "the...

 

Endangered Finnish seals go online to highlight plight

LAKE SAIMAA, Finland –  Wildlife conservationists in Finland are planning to give endangered seals a spot of online fame by streaming encounters with some of the few hundred remaining mammals in a bid to raise awareness of their plight. The Saimaa...

 

German economy gathers momentum in first quarter

BERLIN –  Germany's economy gathered momentum in the first quarter of 2017, growing by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent, with increases in both foreign and domestic demand. The Federal Statistical Office said Friday that the mild winter helped the...

 

A few strong storms possible today in Alabama

Rain was moving into west Alabama on Friday morning, and a few strong storms will be possible later this afternoon. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed a marginal risk of severe weather across much of the state today. A marginal risk means...

 

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