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BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.
The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Pope Francis says he plans to visit an area in Italy struck by a deadly earthquake to bring the people there the "comfort ...
Singapore reported 40 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections on Sunday, most of them foreign workers at a construction site. All 41 are residents or workers in a suburban district, the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency said in a joint statement. "They are not known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, and are thus likely to have been infected in Singapore," the statement said.