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Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 31, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

 
 
 
Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 31, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo... more »»

Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding hi... more »»

Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

August 31, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the... more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 30, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

August 30, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. more »»

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

August 30, 2015

ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. more »»

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

August 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian youths and women at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on... more »»

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years... more »»

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province

August 30, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of... more »»

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

August 30, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border... more »»

Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after... more »»

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent. more »»

Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. more »»

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

August 30, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a... more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense... more »»

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

August 30, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday. more »»

Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit

August 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters... more »»

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11

August 30, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more... more »»

 
 

Fort Museum August 31, 2015

The Fort Museum, 1 Museum Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and veterans with ID, $3 for children ages 5 to 17 and free for children ages 4 and younger. more »

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