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Strong Quake Hits Southwest Turkey

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded in southwestern Turkey on Thursday, according to the U.S Geological Studies Institute, with reports of collapsed buildings but no serious casualties.

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Two Dead in Explosion at Russian Military Base

Two people were killed Thursday in an explosion at a military base used for missile tests in the far north of Russia, the defense ministry said in a statement to news agencies.

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Migrant Extras Mistreated on Malta Film Set

Migrants hired as extras for an Italian film set in Malta were subjected to ill treatment allegedly in order to create more realistic scenes, the Times of Malta has reported.

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Pakistan Rules Out Military Option in Row with India over Kashmir

Pakistan will not resort to military action in a row with nuclear arch-rival India over Kashmir, its foreign minister said Thursday, as tensions soared over New Delhi's decision to tighten its grip on the disputed region.

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Trump: No Political Support for Assault Rifle Controls

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Wednesday there was no political support to implement tough controls on highly lethal assault weapons that were used in three mass shootings in the past two weeks.

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China Slams U.S. for 'Bullying' Venezuela

China on Wednesday hit back at remarks from a top U.S. official who warned Beijing and Moscow against supporting the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, and called on Washington to stop "bullying" other countries.

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Sudan Factions Vow to Implement Transition Deal

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders have made "strong pledges of commitment" to bring about a transition to a civilian-led rule, a U.S. official said Wednesday. 

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Missing British Scientist Found Dead in Greece

The body of a missing British scientist has been found in a ravine on the Greek island of Ikaria two days after she disappeared, Greek police said on Wednesday.

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Biden Says Trump Has 'Fanned the Flames of White Supremacy'

Joe Biden, the frontrunner in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying he has "fanned the flames of white supremacy."

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Pakistan Expels Indian Envoy, Suspends Trade over Kashmir

Pakistan announced Wednesday that it is expelling the Indian High Commissioner and suspending bilateral trade with its nuclear-armed neighbor, days after New Delhi stripped the disputed Kashmir region of its special autonomy. 

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