Thursday, August 21 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:24:18 GMT
The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.More >>
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:24:11 GMT
An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.More >>
One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:53:35 GMT
Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan.More >>
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade...More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:46:33 GMT
Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.More >>
Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over...More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:23:30 GMT
Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.More >>
Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.More >>
HONG KONG (CNN) - Typhoon Neoguri lashed Okinawa with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday as it spun near the Japanese island.
The storm weakened from super typhoon strength as it drew closer to Okinawa and its surrounding islands, where Japan's weather agency has issued an emergency warning.
Okinawa, the site of multiple U.S. military facilities, regularly finds itself in the path of big typhoons. Buildings on the island are designed to withstand the powerful winds that come roaring in off the Western Pacific.
"Winds are buffeting Okinawa, it's not going to take a direct hit," said meteorologist Tom Sater. The storm is expected to pass about 80 miles to the west of the island.
Okinawa's main airport was closed, along with schools and many businesses.
Monday, August 11 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:19:42 GMT
The storm-beaten seaside communities on Hawaii's Big Island are fighting to restore electricity and running water - and likely deciding who will hold the state's U.S. Senate seat.More >>
Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next...More >>
Sunday, August 10 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-10 23:56:44 GMT
His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to...More >>
Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades. A second storm in the Pacific,...More >>
Sunday, August 10 2014 2:37 AM EDT2014-08-10 06:37:23 GMT
The one-two hurricane punch that was supposed to hit Hawaii is looking more like a jab and a missed left hook.More >>
His generator whirring at top speed, Gene Lamkin used rain captured from Tropical Storm Iselle to wash his hair as he and thousands of others in a rural swath of the Big Island remained in the dark and unable to traverse...More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:06:18 GMT
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...More >>
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...More >>