Bangladesh stops open defecation in just over a decade

BORMI, Bangladesh (AP) — Answering nature's call was once a nightmare for Rashida Begum, who had to creep around the jungle for a suitably private spot. Her home had no toilet, like the thousands of others in her crowded cluster of farming villages outside the capital.

  • Written by JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press

Turkey quashes coup; Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for plotters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Forces loyal to Turkey's president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left at least 161 people dead and 1,440 wounded Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason."

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press and DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press

The Nice victims: A boy, a police officer, 6 family members

The terror attack on a festive Bastille Day crowd in France indiscriminately killed locals and foreigners alike, men, women and children. The driver of a truck slammed into the festivities Thursday taking the lives of 84 people, including six from the same family. Among those who've been identified were Americans, Germans, Ukrainians, Swiss and a Russian.


Pakistani model killed after offending conservatives

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani fashion model Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday.

  • Written by MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press