• UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.

  • VA documents: Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed symptoms of PTSD after returning from Afghanistan

    AP () — — VA documents: Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed symptoms of PTSD after returning from Afghanistan.

  • Afghan security forces rush to respond to a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. University President Mark English told The Associated Press that security forces had arrived on the scene soon after the attack began around 7 p.m. (1430 GMT) (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Attack underway at American University in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were wounded.

  • This photo provided by Soe Thura Lwin shows a damaged temple in Bagan, Myanmar, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A powerful earthquake measuring a magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said. (Soe Thura Lwin via AP)

    Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site.

  • In this May 11, 2016, photo, a tiger roars as he sits in a nonpublic area at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The zoo is one of at least 20 nationally who are helping The Prusten Project capture audio of tigers. Organizers are building a computer program with the zoo audio to be used to build a computer program that will be used when they start recording tigers in the wild next year. The program is expected to identify tigers by their voices, which will help determine more accurate population numbers so organizations know where to focus protection efforts. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

    Recordings of tiger sounds aim to help save wild population

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tigers use a grunt-like snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates.

  • TV screens show file footage of a similar North Korea's ballistic missile that North Korea claimed to have launched from underwater at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the “success of all successes” in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.

  • Bangladesh police arrest prime suspect in publisher’s murder

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh police say they have arrested a leading suspect behind last year’s killing of an American-Bangladeshi writer and blogger amid an ongoing crackdown against radicals blamed for violent attacks on foreigners, liberals and minorities in the country.

  • 3 Olympic weightlifting gold medalists fail doping retests

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Three Olympic champion weightlifters from China and eight other medalists stand to be stripped of their titles after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympics.

  • Thai bomb squad officers examine the wreckage of a car after an explosion outside a hotel in Pattani province, southern Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Two bombs exploded late Tuesday near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)

    1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit southern Thailand

    PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday.

  • In this June 10, 2005 file photo, workers walk past a part of the Qinshan No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant, China's first self-designed and self-built national commercial nuclear power plant in Qinshan, about 125 kilometers (about 90 miles) southwest of Shanghai, China. Beijing's wants to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

    BEIJING (AP) — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing’s ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.