UN says school attack potential war crime

BEIRUT (AP) — The UN's children's agency on Thursday raised the death toll from a brutal attack the previous day on a school in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province to 28, including 22 children and six teachers, and suggested it may have been the deadliest attack on a school in the country's civil war.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Search continues for man wanted in Oklahoma 'rage killings'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a cross-state string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where the suspect may be.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Japan, US, S. Korea agree to step up pressure on N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Senior officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to step up pressure on North Korea as they stick to their goal of persuading the communist state to abandon its nuclear weapons.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Belgian deal paves way for EU-Canada free trade pact

BRUSSELS (AP) — A landmark free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada could be signed within days after the Belgian government overcame an impasse with its regional authorities on Thursday.

  • Written by RAF CASERT, Associated Press