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Wing part turns up as solid clue in hunt for MH370

July 30, 2015

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a... more »»

 
 
 
The Latest: MH370 passenger's sister skeptical about wing

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):

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6:32 p.m. more »»

Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, who led the group's self-styled Islamic emirate in the 1990s, sheltered al-Qaida through... more »»

South Sudan soldiers accused of stealing relief food

July 30, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Soldiers believed to be with the South Sudanese army and allied militia stole relief supplies and killed seven people in an attack on a rebel-held part of Unity state, a... more »»

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

July 30, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the... more »»

Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his... more »»

Afghan Taliban: 'family' of Mullah Omar confirm his death

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. more »»

Putin praises Iran deal in call with Netanyahu

July 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised a deal between Iran and world powers in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

The Latest: French helicopter joins search over Reunion

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):

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3:45 p.m. more »»

Taliban confirm leader's death, choose Mullah Omar successor

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — High-ranking officials from the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Thursday the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and said the group's top council has elected his... more »»

Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fight

July 30, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria's president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon. more »»

Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

July 30, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure... more »»

Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and ... more »»

Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

July 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing... more »»

Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

July 30, 2015

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday but was adjourned shortly... more »»

Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial

July 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Thursday postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week, in a blow to the defendants and human rights activists who... more »»

Islamabad postpones Kabul-Taliban peace talks in Pakistan

July 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says the second round of peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, which was due Friday, has been postponed after a statement from the Afghan insurgents... more »»

Greek PM seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has called for a vote within his radical-left Syriza party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to any bailout deal with the country's creditors. more »»

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

July 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. more »»

Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State grou. more »»

Somalia president: No elections in 2016

July 30, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. more »»

 
 

Lighthouse Collectors Weekend August 1, 2015

BELPRE – The Belpre Historical Society is sponsoring a Lighthouse Collectors Weekend from noon-5 p.m. Aug. 1 and 1-5 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Richard Thomas Museum Annex.The annex is next door to the Belpre Farmers' Castle Museum Education Center at 509 Ridge St., Belpre. more »

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