Once accommodating neighbors now turn back Syrian refugees

BEIRUT (AP) — After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria — where they are at risk of persecution or death — or stay illegally, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

S. Korea fires warning shots after North Korean drone seen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

Israeli military: Airstrike targets Gaza militants, 1 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military carried out a rare airstrike in Gaza on Wednesday, targeting a group of Palestinian militants placing explosives along the border and killing one of them, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.


1 person detained in connection with Istanbul suicide attack

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have arrested one person in connection with the deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 Germans, officials said Wednesday.

  • Written by MEHMET GUZEL, Associated Press SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Police: Burglary suspect returned to get iced tea bottle

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a suspected burglar was arrested after returning to a crash scene to retrieve a bottle of iced tea, fearing it would be used as evidence.