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Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drive before parking at a camp near Donetsk, Ukraine. Alexander Demianchuk Reuters
Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities said on Friday that 90 trucks from a Russian aid convoy had crossed into Ukraine without permission and Ukraine's state security chief said this amounted to a "direct invasion" by Russia.



  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000 - 2014-08-22 4:26 AM

    GENEVA - The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.

  • In Gaza, 7 more alleged Israel informants killedIn Gaza, 7 more alleged Israel informants killed - 2014-08-22 4:13 AM

    GAZA, Palestinian Territories - A witness and Hamas media say that masked gunmen have killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending midday prayers.

  • Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion' - 2014-08-22 4:13 AM

    URALO-KAVKAZ, Ukraine - Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kyiv's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

  • German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop - 2014-08-22 3:01 AM

    BERLIN - A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.

  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurtIce bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt - 2014-08-22 2:14 AM

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."

  • India blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassinationIndia blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination - 2014-08-22 1:39 AM

    NEW DELHI - India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.

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  • A Campbellsville Fire Department truck with the ladder extended remained at the scene where two firefighters were injured during an ice bucket challenge during a fundraiser for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Campbellsville, Ky. Officials say the ladder got too close to a power line and electricity traveled to the ladder, electrocuting the firefighters.  AP Photo Dylan Lovan  Dylan Lovan The Associated Press'Ice Bucket Challenge' goes wrong when 4 firefighters shocked by power line - 2014-08-22 5:55 AM

    A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."

  • Police in riot gear prepare to take up positions on Aug. 16, 2014, as people protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug.9. Companies that make cameras for officers to wear are getting increased interest in their products in the wake of that shooting. Charlie Riedel The Associated PressWearable camera companies stand to profit from Ferguson - 2014-08-22 5:00 AM

    Companies that make wearable video cameras for police were already doing brisk business before Michael Brown was shot by an officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, but now they're getting even more attention and interest in their products.

  • People enjoy the beach at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the South Sinai governorate, about 550 km  342 miles  south of Cairo, July 12, 2012. Egypt expects to receive more than 12 million tourists by the end of 2012, a 23 percent rise over the previous year, the tourism minister said on July 17, 2012, adding that he did not expect the election of a new Islamist president to stifle the industry. Amr Abdallah Dalsh Reuters Amr Abdallah Dalsh ReutersEgypt tour bus crash kills 33 in South Sinai - 2014-08-22 3:20 AM

    Egypt's state news agency says a head-on collision of two tourist buses near a popular Red Sea resort has killed 33 people and injured 41.

  • Malaysia Army soldiers carry one of the bodies of the downed MH17 flight on the arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia on Friday. Vincent Thian The Associated PressMalaysia Airlines MH17: Bodies of victims arrive in Kuala Lumpur - 2014-08-21 10:17 PM

    Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.

  • FILE - In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley � and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.  AP Photo, Nicole Tung, File  NO SALES Nicole Tung Associated PressJames Foley killing: ISIS remains 'long-term threat,' Chuck Hagel says - 2014-08-21 9:41 AM

    U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the militant group ISIS remains a "long-term threat" after the killing of U.S. reporter James Foley, adding his voice to the growing international call for greater action against ISIS.

  • Woman from West Point, carry water on their heads as they sell water to fellow residents, in one of the areas where the Ebola virus has claimed lives in Monrovia, Liberia. Calm returned Thursday, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces. Abbas Dulleh The Associated PressEbola crisis: Food, water scarce in quarantined Liberia area - 2014-08-21 7:22 PM

    Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

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