- 2018-06-24 11:13:48Z
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Violent skirmishes erupted in Portland, Oregon, between a right-wing group and anti-fascists who have previously clashed across the Pacific Northwest, leading to injuries and arrests.
A string of rebel-held locations in southern Syria passed into regime control Sunday as the government regained more ground under Russian-brokered deals, a war monitor said. Talks involving rebels, local officials and regime ally Russia saw agreements struck for four villages and a strategic town near the border with Jordan, extending government control to some 60 percent of the southern Daraa province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Since June 19, Russia-backed regime forces have ramped up bombardment against opposition fighters in southern Syria as Damascus pushes to retake the area.
Several people were injured in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr late Saturday during a demonstration against water pollution, Iranian state media reported. The protesters set fire to rubbish bins and damaged public property, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them, state-run IRNA news agency said Sunday. Officials gave different accounts of those injured during the protest, with Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari saying 11 people were hurt when someone opened fire.
North and South Korea reopened a maritime communication channel on Sunday, with vessels from the two countries making radio contact for the first time in a decade, South Korea's Defence Ministry said in a statement. A North Korean patrol boat responded immediately when the South Korean Navy contacted it via an international radio channel at 9 am Sunday in the western sea, normalizing the maritime communication channel for the first time in 10 years, according to the ministry. The move showed the two Koreas were "taking practical steps" to uphold agreements made on April 27 when their leaders decided to defuse military tensions in a gradual manner, an official from the...
By Panu Wongcha-um CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai navy divers had still to navigate their way through three kilometers (nearly 2 miles) of dark, flooded cave passages on Sunday to reach the spot rescuers believe would give 12 missing boys and their soccer coach a better chance of survival. Eight days into the search, there has still been no contact with the boys, aged between 11 to 16, or their 25-year-old coach since they went off after soccer practice to explore the vast Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's northern province of Chiang Rai. Cavers have nicknamed the potential safety spot "Pattaya Beach" after one of Thailand's best known tourist destinations.
BOSTON (AP) - New England may still be the next U.S. frontier for legal cannabis; just don't try shopping for it quite yet.
A Lancaster mother and her boyfriend are each facing murder charges following the death of the woman's 10-year-old son last week.
Security forces in Syria's Raqa announced a two-day curfew starting Sunday, citing instability in the northern city and fears of possible Islamic State group attacks. IS was kicked out of its de facto Syrian capital of Raqa in October by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which then stood up police units to hold the city. On Sunday, the Raqa Internal Security Forces said it had received "information that terrorist groups working on behalf of Daesh (IS)... have entered Raqa city to carry out attacks against stability and security".