Section of Great Wall of China marred in name of restoration

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials are being pilloried over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China in the name of restoration.


Charlotte curfew ends after largely peaceful protest night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets as a curfew enacted by the city's mayor ended early Friday.

  • Written by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Intense bombing campaign targets Syria civil defense centers

BEIRUT (AP) — A bombing campaign in Syria's rebel-held districts of Aleppo city intensified Friday, targeting several neighborhoods and centers of the award-winning volunteer civil defense group known as the White Helmets, as the government announced a new offensive in the area.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

US, Russia continue to seek to revive Syria cease-fire

NEW YORK (AP) — With prospects plummeting to revive an all but dead Syria cease-fire, the United States and Russia have grudgingly agreed to another round of talks to keep hopes alive.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press