ISTANBUL (AP) - Shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted the booth outside Gate 6 at the embassy in Ankara. Police were searching for the car. U.S. Embassy spokesman David Gainer thanked police for their "rapid response" and said no injuries had been reported.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban ambushed a convoy of busses Monday on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by insurgents, provincial officials said. The ambush came despite Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's announcement of a conditional cease-fire with the Taliban during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha this week.
ALAPPUZHA, India (AP) - Indian officials say a military airport has opened to commercial flights in the flood-savaged southern state of Kerala to help speed in relief and fly out residents. Suresh Prabhu, the minister of civil aviation, says the first flight landed Monday morning at the Indian naval air base in the city of Kochi, where the commercial airport has been closed since last week. The Air India flight came from the city of Bangalore in the nearby state of Karnataka.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - An escort service worker from Belarus who claimed to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump says she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it.
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) - Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful earthquakes Sunday in the northeast of Lombok that also caused landslides. The nighttime quake was followed by strong aftershocks.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage.
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) - Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful earthquakes Sunday in the northeast of the island that also caused landslides. The nighttime quake was followed by strong aftershocks.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 8 a.m. A strong earthquake Sunday on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed at least two people. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted Monday that both victims died in collapsed houses, one on Lombok and the other on neighboring Sumbawa island.