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U.S. sends aid to Pacific islands devastated by huge typhoon

The federal government sent supplies to a U.S. territory in the Pacific that was ravaged by a super typhoon as residents of the Northern Mariana Islands dug through crumbled houses, …


Activists demand closure of Puerto Rico zoo after deaths

Animal rights activists demanded Friday that Puerto Rico permanently close its only zoo and relocate all animals to sanctuaries following reports of deaths and improper care.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza, 1 in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinian youths Friday, four in Gaza protests and one in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.


Turkey seeks extradition of suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance …


Man arrested trying to steal Magna Carta from UK cathedral

A man suspected of trying to steal a Magna Carta from its display case at Salisbury Cathedral has been arrested after he was wrestled to the ground by cathedral employees, …


New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

It seems like open season on the GRU.


Flash floods kill 6 in southern Russia; 1 person missing

At least six people died as flash floods hit southern Russia, paralyzing road and train traffic across the Black Sea region and forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes, rescue officials …


Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to …


Abe’s Beijing visit underscores warming China-Japan ties

BEIJING – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a second meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Friday during the first formal visit to Beijing by a Japanese leader in …


Volunteer nurses, doctors pitch in to help migrant caravan

The main plaza in Pijijiapan quickly became a makeshift triage center as thousands of Central Americans trudged into this southern Mexico town.


Knife-wielding woman hurts 14 children in China kindergarten

A knife-wielding assailant injured 14 children at a kindergarten in the western Chinese city of Chongqing on Friday morning, police reported.


Geoffrey Rush’s wife testifies actor wept denying sexual misconduct allegations

The wife of actor Geoffrey Rush cried as she told a Sydney court on Wednesday how he had wept and curled up in the fetal position following newspaper allegations he …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Saudi Arabia again changes its story on Khashoggi killing

Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease international outrage …


Retired U.S. general says war with China likely in 15 years

The former commander of the U.S. Army in Europe warned Wednesday that it’s very likely the United States will be at war with China in 15 years.


No olives? Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute

Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American …


South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

South Korea’s liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him “self-righteous” and “subservient” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare …


U.N. humanitarian chief says danger of ‘big famine’ in Yemen

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that “there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen.”


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

VIDEO: Rome escalator accident injures 20 Russian soccer fans

At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico’s Sinaloa coast

Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico’s Pacific mainland with 120 mph winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony.


Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from U.S.

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted their arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:11 a.m.

Strong earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island; no tsunami warnings issued

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded three earthquakes above magnitude 6.0 Sunday evening about a 100 miles off the coast of Vancouver Island.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Bangkok’s ‘Doctor Love’ wants to help Chinese couples make babies

From a luxury spa in central Bangkok, Wei Siang Yu hopes to lure Thailand’s latest tourist target: couples needing a bit of extra magic to make babies.


One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.


U.S general wounded in attack in Afghanistan

A U.S. general officer was wounded in an attack last week in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province that killed two senior Afghan provincial officials and targeted a group that included the senior …


Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward U.S.

A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border.


Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will exit a landmark arms control agreement the United States signed with the former Soviet Union, saying that Russia is violating the pact and …


IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that …


Marchers clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to Britain’s impending exit from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday, demanding a new referendum and to have a say on …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward U.S.

About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass …