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  • An artist’s rendering of the National Memorial to Victims of Communism slated to be built this year. As controversy swirls over the location of the memorial, leading Chinese democracy activist Shen Xue says such a prominent spot is actually ideal. (ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture)

    Ottawa’s Victims of Communism Memorial Site Is Fitting, Says Chinese Democracy Activist

    OTTAWA—A prominent Chinese-Canadian writer and democracy activist who left China after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 says she is disheartened over the controversy surrounding... Read more

  • Mohammed Jaser (L), father of Raed Jaser, and another family member father leave court in Toronto on April 23, 2013. Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier face multiple charges in connection with their alleged plot to derail a Via Rail train travelling from New York to Toronto. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Use Qur’an to Judge Me, Via Rail Terror Suspect Tells Jury

    TORONTO—One of two men facing terrorism charges in an alleged plot to derail a passenger train offered his “sincere advice” to jurors hearing his case... Read more

  • Firefighters and rescue personnel attend the scene of a car accident in Bristol, Tenn., on Dec. 17, 2008. Authorities across Canada are awaiting test results from the U.S. before deciding what to do about thousands of safety devices with alleged defects that could cause guardrails to rip through cars and motorists instead of protecting them in crashes. (The Canadian Press/Joshua Harmon)

    Canadian Town Sues US Company for $500 Million

    TORONTO—Authorities across Canada are awaiting test results from the U.S. before deciding what to do about thousands of safety devices with alleged defects that they... Read more

  • Imam Imtiaz Ahmed of Ottawa’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community says a nationwide outreach campaign that aims to dispel myths about the Muslim faith is getting a positive response. (Courtesy Imam Imtiaz Ahmed)

    ‘Meet a Muslim Family’ Campaign Aims to Dispel Fear, Misconceptions

    OTTAWA—A Muslim organization has launched a two-week outreach campaign across Canada in hopes of connecting local Muslim families with communities to challenge misconceptions “and bridge... Read more

  • Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole delivers a speech to the Rotary Club of Toronto in Toronto on Friday January 23, 2015. Veterans Affairs Canada is an increasingly unhappy place with plunging morale and a frazzled workforce, according to a recent federal survey. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Morale at Veterans Affairs Plunged Alongside Staffing Levels: Federal Survey

    OTTAWA—The most recent survey of federal employees shows Veterans Affairs Canada is an increasingly unhappy place with plunging morale and a frazzled workforce. The evaluation,... Read more

  • Barcelona, Spain: Alicia Crespo Alvarez, 41, Saleswoman: Barcelona is one of the cities where it is celebrated in a big way, because of the number of Chinese citizens living here. At home, they perform their traditions such as cleaning their home or business, throwing out old brushes, cleaning cutlery and glasses, putting away scissors and knives so as not to attract bad luck. They also perform a parade with dragons in the middle of the city. On the Chinese calendar, I would be born in the “Year of the Ox” and the year 2015 is represented as the year of the Goat, yin energy—a symbol of peace, social harmony, and tranquillity. It is the eighth sign of the Chinese calendar, which is a lucky number and of prosperity and peace, according to Chinese beliefs.

    Global Q&A: ‘How is Chinese New Year celebrated in your country?’

    Chinese New Year is a very important event and is celebrated in a big way wherever there is a large local Chinese community. However, these... Read more

  • Online Database of Leaked Edward Snowden Documents Now Available in Canada

    TORONTO—The first online database of classified documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been created in Canada. The Snowden Archive... Read more

  • Stopwatch Gang Bank Robber-Turned-Author Denied Full Parole

    VICTORIA—Stephen Reid says he’s transformed his life from a drug-addled bank robber who was once on the FBI’s most wanted list into a clean and... Read more

  • Pedestrians brave the elements in downtown Charlottetown on Feb. 16, 2015. The Weather Network says the bitter cold and record snowfalls that have made this a tough winter across most of the country means spring weather will be a while in coming—the only exception being B.C. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Colder Than Normal Weather to Continue Through March

    TORONTO—Looking to break out of winter’s icy clutches? The Weather Network has some bad news—we’re going to be stuck in a frigid embrace for a... Read more

  • Fontana Named Teddy Winner for Defrauding Taxpayers Over Son’s Wedding

    OTTAWA—Former federal cabinet minister and London, Ont., mayor Joe Fontana has been named recipient of an award he may not want to accept. Fontana is... Read more

  • Postal Workers Union Says Ending Home Delivery is Unconstitutional

    MONTREAL—The union representing Canada’s postal workers wants the Federal Court to declare the cancellation of home mail delivery unconstitutional and a violation of the federal... Read more

  • BC First Nation Starts Case That Could Have Far-Reaching Impact on Development

    VANCOUVER—A British Columbia First Nation has launched a lawsuit that could affect the province’s planned Site C hydroelectric dam and resource extraction in the province’s... Read more

  • (L-R) Pixie Geldof, Ella Catliff, Emily Ratajkowski, Aluna Francis, and Nicola Roberts (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

    London’s Flower Power Fashionistas

    After a busy week of events in London, we look at the street fashion worn by the glitterati who descended on the capital for London... Read more

  • The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Aton Chile)

    Villarrica Volcano Eruption Features Rare Lightning Bursts

    One of South America’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica, erupted once again on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of locals in Chile. In a rare... Read more

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    Milan Fashion Week Highlights

    MILAN—The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season—even though Madonna may have something to say about that. The pop singer took a spectacular... Read more

  • Protesters hold placards and banners during a rally against Whitehaven Coal in Sydney on February 20, 2014. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Australia: Decision on Coal Mines Plays Into NSW Elections

    SYDNEY—Coal mining on the rich farming lands of the Liverpool Plains is shaping up to be a major issue in the New South Wales elections... Read more

  • Author and documentary film-maker Tariq Nasheed pictured in Amsterdam. (Courtesy of Tariq Nasheed)

    The Rules of Racism

    Are you racist? Most of us don’t feel like we are. But what if there was a system of racism that we’re not aware of,... Read more

  • Pope Francis smiles as he chats with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to board his Philippine Airlines chartered plane following a pastoral visit to Manila and typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    ISIS Threat to the Vatican and Pope Francis is Very Real, Security Chief Says

    ISIS is posing a very real and tangible threat to Pope Francis, a Vatican security official has said. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,... Read more

  • Leopoldo Lopez, an ardent opponent of Venezuela's socialist government facing an arrest warrant after President Nicolas Maduro ordered his arrest on charges of homicide and inciting violence, stands at the monument of Cuba's most important independence-era hero, Jose Marti, as he demonstrates with a national flag in Caracas before turning himself in to authorities, on February 18, 2014. Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez, blamed by Maduro for violent clashes that left three people dead last week, appeared at an anti-government rally in eastern Caracas and quickly surrendered to the National Guard after delivering a brief speech. AFP PHOTO / LEO RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read

    The Ordeal of a Latin American Political Prisoner

    WASHINGTON—The sister of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López said her brother has been framed for homicides and violence for which he had no part. He... Read more

  • Picture of the Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on March 3, 2015. (ARIEL MARINKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

    See Villarrica Volcano in Chile Erupt, Illuminating the Night Sky

    A volcano has erupted in southern Chile on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of locals in the area. The Villarrica volcano, which is one... Read more

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    The Commando Hunting Elephant Poachers in Africa

    When Nir Kalron, a former soldier with the Israeli special forces, learned that elephants could soon be extinct in Africa, he recruited intelligence agents and... Read more

  • Ugandans use a mobile money point in Kampala, Uganda, on Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    Mobile Money on the Rise in Africa as Millions Get Phones

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Ivan Kiryowa repeatedly checked the balance on his phone, nervous sweat on his cheeks, as he waited for money from a friend. Thirty minutes... Read more

  • A mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding center run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Aug. 29, 2016. During its seven-year uprising, Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million in Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Widows of Victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Say Aid Overdue

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends a photo session at the African Union summit in Johannesburg. South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute over the visit by al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

    South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, its justice minister said Friday, making the country the... Read more

  • Abana Muta (L) and Hawa Abana (R), parents of Blessing Abana, one among of the freed twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls smiles during an interview in Nasarawa, Nigeria, on Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

    Nigerian Parents Eager to See 21 Girls Freed by Boko Haram

    ABUJA, Nigeria—A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed... Read more

  • Elizabeth Athiel holds her 8-month-old malnourished daughter Anger, at a UNICEF feeding center in Aweil, South Sudan, where she faced the anguished decision of getting urgent medical attention for Anger at a medical clinic a half-day's walk away, or making sure her other five children could eat at the center where she was, on Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

    South Sudan Starves as Aid Blocked, Money Spent on Fighting

    AWEIL, South Sudan—The mother faced an anguished decision: choosing which of her children to save. With hunger gripping this remote region of South Sudan, Elizabeth... Read more

  • Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa on Sept. 19, 2016. Police fired tear gas at scores of opposition supporters rallying in Kinshasa to demand that DR Congo's long-serving President Joseph Kabila step down this yea (AFP / EDUARDO SOTERAS/Getty Images)

    Congo in Crisis as President Delays Election

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in a state of crisis as President Joseph Kabila delays the country’s scheduled November elections until December 2018, citing... Read more

  • African elephants. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    Seeing the Elephant in the Room    

    Editor’s note: CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is currently meeting until October 5. Please see this article for more information. As a... Read more

  • Somali Fadumo Dayib, who is living in Finland, pictured during an interview in Helsinki, Finland, on Sept. 22, 2016. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

    Somali Presidential Candidate Takes Aim at Corruption

    HELSINKI—Running to become president of a country always comes with challenges—but facing death threats from militants and fearing you may never see your four children... Read more

  • An elephant in Tsavo, Kenya in 2011. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    Conservationists Say Now is the Time to Stop Elephant Slaughter

    The world is in the midst of an international effort to raise awareness of the problem of elephant poaching and its dramatic impact on the... Read more

  • A dead camel in the desert outside the southeastern village of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, close to the border with Libya, on March 12, 2011. Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is threatening farming, a pillar of the economy, and creating new social tensions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    ‘We Are Thirsty’ Say Tunisians as Drought Creates Tensions

    TUNIS, Tunisia—Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening... Read more

  • Rebel fighters shoot into the air during a funeral for slain comrades on March 3, in Ajdabiya, Libya. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Libya Falls Toward Failed State as Rival Governments and Militias Compete for Power

    A new report by the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee is a scathing rebuke of British actions in the Libyan civil war. Libya descended... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (C) reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Egypt Looks to Burnish Image With el-Sissi’s UN Visit

    CAIRO—Authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is... Read more

  • Actors George Clooney (L) and Don Cheadle (C) appear with author John Prendergast at the National Press Club, Sept. 14, to discuss the findings of a two-year investigation into the networks of corrupt South Sudan's senior officials. Clooney and Prendergast co-founded The Sentry and have an abiding interest in African issues. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    Raising the Cost of Doing Business With War Criminals in South Sudan

     WASHINGTON—The peace agreement between the warring factions in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has been an abject failure, as war crimes, extreme violence, destruction,... Read more

  • An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, in Laikipia District, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2016. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saving the Great Being of the Elephant

    If, as Gandhi said, the mark of a civilization can be measured by how it treats animals, then our planetary civilization is failing. The latest... Read more

  • In this photo taken Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Women feed their malnourished children at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry out are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the kids lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying _ the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky... Read more

  • Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari listens during a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Nigerian Military: Some Officers Selling Arms to Boko Haram

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, an African Union (AU) soldier walks past the scene of destruction following a suicide car bomb attack outside a well-known hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. War-weary Somalis are trying to relax and rebuild their country after decades of violence, but the homegrown Islamic extremists al-Shabab keep striking at the heart of its seaside capital, killing scores of people so far this year. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

    As Somalia’s Capital Tries to Relax, Security Force Weakens

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—On a recent afternoon, the lobby of one of Mogadishu’s most popular hotels was nearly empty, a stark contrast to the days when one... Read more

  • Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (L) arrives for his first cabinet meeting on August 31, 2016 at the Carthage Palace near Tunis. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tunisia’s Arab Spring Democracy Faces Economic Drought, Terrorism

    Tunisia—the only country to emerge from the Arab Spring with a functioning democracy—faces challenges from a flailing economy and terrorism, even as its parliament approved... Read more

  • A group of government soldiers wait in line during a military parade celebrating the national army in Juba, South Sudan, on May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)

    South Sudan’s Troubled Agreement Is Not Keeping the Peace

    JUBA, South Sudan—When South Sudan’s president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country’s civil war, he added 16 reservations... Read more

  • Marcelo Crivella, senator and bishop of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God speaks during his inauguration ceremony as mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Fed up With Politics, Brazil Cities Swear in Outsider Mayors

    SAO PAULO—Brazil’s two biggest cities on Sunday inaugurated mayors who are political outsiders and whose victories underscored deep frustration with the political class and public... Read more

  • A woman shows her empty refrigerator at her home in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 2. Many Venezuelans are unable to buy enough food. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Little to Celebrate This Season in Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelans celebrated Christmas in the aftermath of violent protests and looting that broke out in some parts of the country, following cash shortages. The... Read more

  • A Border Patrol agent walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego on June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    Securing US Border May Cause Crisis in Mexico

    If President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises, the United States will have stronger security on the Mexican border and will deport illegal... Read more

  • Habana, CUBA:  Cuban President Fidel Castro presides over a massive May Day demonstration at Havana's Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square), 01 May 2005. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Says History Will Judge Castro, Trump Expresses Hope for a Free Cuba

    Reactions to the death of Fidel Castro among U.S. leaders moved quickly into the realm of how the revolutionary dictator should be remembered by history and... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Maduro Just Crossed the Line—Is It Time the OAS Made Venezuela a ‘Pariah State’?

    “For my friends, everything; for my enemies, the law.” The origins of this infamous phrase can be debated, but it most likely originated with Oscar... Read more

  • Men with their faces painted as sculls pose for a photo during a Day of the Dead parade along Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue on Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Halloween, Zombies, Movies Changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead

    MEXICO CITY—Hollywood movies, zombie shows, Halloween and even politics are fast changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, which traditionally consisted of quiet family gatherings... Read more

  • A university student confronts police standing guard during a protest demanding a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, near the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Venezuela Braces for Turbulence After Recall Is Stalled

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The... Read more

  • Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'el Chapo Guzman' (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Federal Judge in Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Case Murdered

    A Mexican federal judge who presided over the case of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was assassinated, Mexico’s office of the Attorney General confirmed... Read more

  • Residents carry a coffin containing the remains of a pregnant woman, a victim of Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Photos of the Devastation of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

    Haitian authorities were still unsure of the extent of the disaster after Hurricane Matthew plowed into desperately poor Haiti with winds of 145 mph with... Read more

  • A boat lies washed up amidst Haitian army buildings damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in a seaside fishing neighborhood in Port Salut, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Aid Arrives in Haiti, but Desperation Grows in Cut-Off Towns

    JEREMIE, Haiti—Helicopters are ferrying in food and medicine to devastated southwestern Haiti, but almost a week after Hurricane Matthew’s assault life here is still far... Read more

  • Residents carry a coffin containing the remains of a pregnant woman, a victim of Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Hurricane Creates New Crisis in Haiti, Aid Begins Arriving

    JEREMIE, Haiti—Jislene Jean-Baptiste and her neighbors had little before Hurricane Matthew and now they have a lot less. A grandmother who lives with her three... Read more

  • Opponents to the peace deal signed between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, celebrate the results of the referendum in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Colombians Reject Peace Deal as FARC Atrocities Loom Large

    Uncertainty hangs over Colombia after voters rejected a peace agreement four years in the making that was designed to end 52 years of conflict between... Read more

  • People work to remove debris from a street allowing vehicles to pass, in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.  ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Bahamas Next up for Matthew After Destructive Path in Haiti

    PETIT-GOAVE, Haiti—Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas early Wednesday with a spreading mix of high winds, heavy rains and a dangerous storm surge, leaving widespread... Read more

  • Cars drive along a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid)

    Powerful Hurricane Matthew a Threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

      PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency... Read more

  • People wait in line to vote in the municipal election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    City Elections in Brazil Point to Post-Impeachment Future

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazilians across the country appeared to be in a kick-the-bums-out mood Sunday as they voted for the first time since President Dilma Rousseff... Read more

  • The GOES East satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea about 190 miles northeast of Curacao. (NOAA via AP)

    Powerful Hurricane Matthew Threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

    KINGSTON, Jamaica—A powerful Hurricane Matthew moved slowly across the Caribbean Sea Sunday on a track that authorities warned could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti... Read more

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 12:45 AM EDT shows well defined Hurricane Matthew continuing to slowly move westward at about 7 MPH across the Caribbean. Recent reconnaissance missions have revealed max sustained wind speeds up to 160 MPH, bringing Matthew up to a category 5 hurricane. Some of the outer bands can be seen pushing into Hispaniola, as well as Venezuela and Columbia. Matthew is expected to begin its northward turn over the next few days, largely impacting Jamaica next. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

    Hurricane Matthew Soaks Colombia, Heads for Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica—One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the... Read more

  • People enjoy a concert for peace in Carmen de Bolivar, Colombia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, will sign a peace agreement to end over 50 years of conflict, in Cartagena, on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia to Sign Historic Peace Deal on Ending Long Conflict

    CARTAGENA, Colombia—Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday when the government and the country’s largest rebel... Read more

  • Haitian refugees await breakfast at an immigrant center in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sept. 24, 2016. In recent months a surge of Haitian refugees has arrived to Tijuana, seeking asylum at the border crossing into the United States. The center, called the Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava, serves breakfast to more than 1,000 immigrants daily, many of them deportees from the United States. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Mexico Sees Surge of Migrants From Haiti, Africa, and Asia

    MEXICO CITY—Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern... Read more

  • People paying their last respects on Sept. 21, 2016 to slain Rev. Jose Alfredo Suarez de la Cruz, who was found bound and shot to death alongside another priest, inside Our Lady of Asuncion Church in Paso Blanco, Veracruz state, Mexico, his hometown. In this eastern oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Priests Murders’ Rattle Mexican City Gripped by Violence

    POZA RICA, Mexico—In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week... Read more

  • A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea, in this file photo. (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP)

    China Flies Bomber Around Disputed Spratly Islands: US Official

    A Chinese bomber was seen flying around the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in an apparent show of force, according to a U.S... Read more

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    7.3 Earthquake Hits Near Philippines, Malaysia

    A significant, 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck under the Celebes Sea off the southern Philippines on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was measured... Read more

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    8 Chinese Military Planes Detected Flying Over Strait Near Japan

    At least eight Chinese military planes were seen flying over the Tsushima Strait located between Japan and South Korea. Japan’s Defense Ministry confirmed to the... Read more

  • South Korea's Constitutional Court holds a preparatory meeting to review the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on corruption charges centered on an influence-peddling scandal involving a confidante in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 30, The court on Friday said it cannot require Park to testify in her impeachment trial that enters the argument phase next week, dismissing demands by lawmakers who voted to remove her over a corruption scandal. (Yonhap via AP)

    S. Korea Court Says Park Won’t Testify in Impeachment Trial

    SEOUL, South Korea—South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Friday said it cannot require President Park Geun-hye to testify in her impeachment trial that enters the argument... Read more

  • A man inspects the wreckage of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Jakarta, at Muara Angke Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The vessel was carrying more than 230 people from Jakarta's port of Muara Angke to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain, when it caught fire, officials said. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    23 Dead, 17 Missing After Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire

    At least 23 people were killed and 17 others were missing after a ferry caught fire Sunday off the coast of Indonesia’s capital, officials said... Read more

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    5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit central New Zealand, rattling the nerves of thousands of people who live on the island. The quake struck near Kaikoura—around the... Read more

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    6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Tokyo

    A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 28, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit northern... Read more

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    Taiwan Says Chinese Warships, Aircraft Carrier Represents a Growing Threat

    The Taiwanese government has issued a warning on Tuesday about Chinese warships, including the new Liaoning aircraft carrier, patrolling close to its maritime territory. The... Read more

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    Van Rams into Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra, Explodes

    A van exploded into flames after it rammed into the Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, according to reports. Lyle Shelton, the... Read more

  • Rescuers search through the field around the tail section of an Indonesian Air Force plane that crashed in the mountainous area in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. The Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed in bad weather in the easternmost province killing all people on board. (AP Photo/Gerry Kossay)

    Indonesia Military Transport Plane Crashes in Papua; 13 Dead

    An Indonesian military transport plane crashed in bad weather Sunday in the country’s easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board, officials said... Read more

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    Strong Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Generated

    A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the... Read more

  • Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/Sohu.com)

    Australia: Westmead Hospital Cancels Staff Symposium

    A staff symposium planned at Westmead Hospital by NSW Health was cancelled just 2 days before a delegation of Chinese doctors from Qilu Hospital of... Read more

  • Taiwan News is reporting that Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the man credited with inventing the iconic Chinese dish General Tso’s chicken in 1952, died at the age of 98 on November 30th. (AOL Screenshot)

    Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Has Died (Video)

    The man credited with originating the popular Chinese dish known as General Tso’s chicken has died, reports Taiwan News. According to the news outlet, the... Read more

  • In this undated photo, chef Peng Chang-kuei, right, cooks in his restaurant Peng's Garden in Taipei, Taiwan. Chef Peng, who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken, the sticky, sweet-and-sour dish to brought New York forty years ago, has died at age 98. Peng's son, Chuck Peng, told The Associated Press that his father died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan's capital. (Yung-Chuan Hou/United Daily News/World Journal via AP )

    Chef Credited With Inventing General Tso’s Chicken Has Died

    The chef credited with inventing General Tso’s Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died... Read more

  • Over 6,300 Falun Gong practitioners form an emblem of Falun Gong and the Chinese characters, truthfulness, compassion and forbearance at the Liberty Square in Taipei on Nov. 26, 2016. (Chen Po-chou/Epoch Times)

    Over 6,000 Gather in Taiwan to Form Emblem of Falun Gong

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—After two days of intensive labor and preparation, a huge symbol appeared center stage at Taiwan’s Liberty Square, named for its role in the island’s transition... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners rally outside Parliament House Canberra in October 2016. (Epoch Times)

    Australian Senate Moves Against Unethical Organ Procurement

    The Australian Senate passed motion 121 on Nov 24 that acknowledges the problem of unethical organ harvesting in foreign countries including forced organ harvesting from... Read more

  • Since it’s opening roughly 2 weeks ago, a skating rink in Japan's Space World theme park has been a popular attraction. However, in recent days, controversy erupted over the park's decision to freeze 5,000 dead fish into the ice. (AOL Screenshot)

    Japan’s Skating Rink Faces Backlash After Freezing Thousands of Fish into Ice (Video)

    Since its opening roughly 2 weeks ago, a skating rink in Japan’s Space World theme park has been a popular attraction. However, in recent days,... Read more

  • (Australia Bureau of Meteorology)

    Rare ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ Kills Several in Australia

    Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said on Sunday... Read more

  • Mr Craig Kelly, member of parliament for Hughes, speaks at Capital Hill spoke to the rally about "why I have been proud to be co-chairmen of the Parliamentary group against forced organ harvesting.” Canberra, Australia, Nov. 21, 2016. (Linda Zhang/Epoch Times)

    Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal to Stop Organ Harvesting

    On November 21, hundreds of Australian Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of Capital Hill in Canberra to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.  South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    Kim Jong Un Writes 9-Page Letter to Donald Trump

    North Korea sent a nine-page letter to President-elect Donald Trump demanding that the United States halt “hostile nuclear threats” to the reclusive, communist state and... Read more

  • Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province in this file photo. Canada aims to do more business with China amid a rising wave of protectionism. (Chinatopix via AP) 

    Gauging China for Canadian Business as Protectionism Rises

    While protectionist sentiment is on the rise, Canadian businesses are being encouraged to do more with China, which appears to be in stark contrast to... Read more

  • New Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gov. Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Jan. 10, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland

    OTTAWA—At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during question period in the House of Commons on Dec. 13, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Jan. 12-18

    PM’s cross-country tour not about padding Liberal database of supporters: PMO OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau’s cross-country tour to re-engage with average Canadians started Jan. 12 amid suspicions... Read more

  • President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive for a New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 31. Trump plans to nominate Robert Lighthizer as the next U.S. trade representative. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Canada Faces ‘Stormy Days’ With New US Trade Rep: Former Diplomat

    MONTREAL—Canada faces “stormy days” ahead on softwood lumber and other issues with the United States, after incoming president Donald Trump picked someone with a protectionist... Read more

  • (L-R) Sharon Johnston, Gov. Gen. David Johnston, Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly, and Elder Albert Dumont re-light the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2016, in Ottawa. Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada in Brief, Jan. 5-11

    Fireworks, events across the country mark start of Canada’s 150th year OTTAWA—A Canada Day tradition was repurposed New Year’s Eve to herald the start of... Read more

  • Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer during the Conservative leadership debate in Saskatoon on Nov. 9, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Liam Richards)

    Tory Leadership Race: ‘Fish or Cut Bait,’ Scheer Tells O’Leary

    OTTAWA—Conservative leadership hopeful Andrew Scheer is accusing possible candidate Kevin O’Leary of trying to avoid an upcoming all-French debate. Scheer released a statement on Jan... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an interview at The Canadian Press bureau in Ottawa on Dec. 19, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Trudeau Remains Circumspect About Trump Presidency, Possible Agenda

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave guarded answers when asked how he would react if the agenda of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump clashed with the interests... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion during an interview in his office in Ottawa on Dec. 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

    Canada in Brief, Dec. 22-28

    Dion calls on Russia to join fight against ‘bloody’ ideology of terror OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion links this week’s series of terror-related violence to... Read more

  • An oil sands facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta seen in a file photo. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Stage Set for Canada’s Economy to Strengthen in 2017

    The groundwork has been laid for a stronger Canadian economy in 2017—stable oil prices, infrastructure spending, an improving U.S. economy with potential upside from fiscal... Read more

  • Immigration Minister John McCallum speaks during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Dec. 14, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Controversial First-Come, First-Serve Parent Visa Application Process Scrapped

    OTTAWA—The federal government is scrapping an immigration application system that saw some Canadians paying hundreds of dollars to ensure paperwork to sponsor family members was... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland (R) and EU Commissioner Cecilia Maelstrom following the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement signing ceremony at the Council of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, on Oct. 30, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Dec. 15-21

    Canada could ratify CETA this week OTTAWA—The chair of the House of Commons trade committee says he hopes Parliament can ratify the Canada-EU free trade... Read more

  • Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Frechette waits to appear at the House of Commons Finance committee on Parliament Hill, April 19, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Parliament’s Budget Watchdog, National Defence Battling Over Warship Data

    OTTAWA—National Defence and Parliament’s budget watchdog have been quietly battling over access to key information about the government’s multi-billion-dollar plan to buy the navy new... Read more

  • The amount Canadians owe compared with how much they earn rose again in the third quarter of 2016. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Canadians’ Debt Keeps Rising as Wealth Grows

    OTTAWA—Canadians owe $1.67 in credit market debt—mortgages, other loans, and consumer credit—for every dollar of disposable income. Statistics Canada said on Dec. 14 that the... Read more

  • Information on GM ingredients is not included in the Food Labelling Modernization initiative. (Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine)

    Canada’s New Food Labels Won’t Include GMO Information

    The federal government is in the process of revamping Canada’s food labelling system, but the new labels won’t state whether a particular product contains genetically... Read more

  • Protesters turn their backs on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he addresses the Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers' Summit in Ottawa on Tuesday October 25, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

    Drop in Wages, Job Quality for Young Workers Highlighted in StatsCan Study

    OTTAWA—A new study from Statistics Canada about the precarious position young workers find themselves in—and how little it has changed in four decades—has refocused attention... Read more

  • Mining trucks at the Albian Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 5, 2005.

    End of an Era for Canada’s Oil Sands

    The good old days of investors pouring money into greenfield oil sands projects in hopes of tapping decades’ worth of oil are likely gone, despite... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during question period in the House of Commons on Dec.7, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, Dec. 8-14

    Feds set aside $218M on Invest in Canada Hub over five years TORONTO—The federal government is setting aside $218 million over five years on a... Read more

  • A man goes to get water at an internal displaced persons camp for those fleeing Mosul, in Erbil, Iraq, on Sept. 4, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Future of Canada’s Iraq Mission Pondered as ISIS Appears Set to Go Underground

    OTTAWA—Canada’s mission in Iraq is set to undergo another transformation after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is driven from the city of Mosul,... Read more

  • Office space in downtown Calgary is becoming a highly desirable commercial real estate property as sales hit a record level nationally. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Canadian Commercial Real Estate Sales Hit Quarterly Record

    CALGARY—Real estate firm CBRE says Canada hit a record level for commercial real estate sales in the third quarter and is on track to beat... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz at a press conference following the release of the Monetary Policy Report in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2016. The Bank of Canada left its overnight target rate at 0.50 percent on Dec. 7, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Bank of Canada Holds Rate Steady at 0.50% as Fed Looks Set to Hike

    OTTAWA—As the Canadian economy underperforms that of its neighbour to the south, the divergence in action from the two central banks begins to unfold. The Bank... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on October 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  During the rally, Trump said people were giving him credit for helping force House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to bow out of the race for Speaker of the House.  (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

    Former British Spy Who Compiled Trump Memo Goes Into Hiding

    The former British spy who compiled a dossier on President-elect Donald Trump for Democratic opposition research has reportedly gone into hiding. Christopher Steele, who operates... Read more

  • Police search a path leading to the field where the body of 7-year-old Katie Rough was found, in the Woodthorpe area of York, England, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017. A 15-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 7-year-old who was found badly injured on a playing field and later died. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

    British Teen Charged With Murder of 7-Year-Old Girl

    A 15-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 7-year-old who was found badly injured on a playing field and later... Read more

  • Amanda Knox attends her appeal hearing at Perugia's Court of Appeal on September 30, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Court Rejects Grounds for New Trial in Kercher Murder

    An appeals court in Florence Tuesday rejected a bid for a new trial and possible acquittal by the only person convicted of the 2007 murder... Read more

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    Court Says That Muslim Girls Must Attend Swim Class in Switzerland

    Europe’s court of human rights has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender,... Read more

  • U.S. Tanks were unloaded  in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, Friday Jan. 6, 2017.  Ships loaded with U.S. tanks, self-propelled howitzers and hundreds of other fighting vehicles have arrived in the  northern German port en route to Eastern Europe to bolster NATO’s deterrence to possible Russian aggression. (Ingo Wagner/dpa via AP)

    US Deploys Tanks in Germany to Help NATO

    U.S. tanks arrived in northern Germany on Friday in the largest American tank shipment since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. The BBC... Read more

  • A woman shelters from snowfall with an umbrella as she walks through the street on a cold winter day in Belgrade, Serbia on Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Europe’s Deep Freeze Causes Deaths, Disrupts Traffic

    BELGRADE, Serbia—Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic... Read more

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in a car with Prince Philip, arrives to attend the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Sunday Jan. 8, 2017.  The 90-year-old British monarch was applauded by well-wishers as she arrived by car at St. Mary Magdalene Church in eastern England. It was her first public appearance in several weeks. (Chris Radburn/PA via AP)

    Queen Elizabeth II Attends Church After Missing 2 Weeks

    Queen Elizabeth II has attended church near her rural Sandringham estate, after missing the previous two Sundays due to ill health. The 90-year-old British monarch was... Read more

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    Elderly German Woman’s Body Found in Vent of Cruise Ship

    The body of an elderly woman was found in a vent on a cruise ship—about four months after she was reported missing. Imelda Bechstein, 74,... Read more

  • Where the quake struck in the North Sea (Google Maps)

    Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of U.K.

    An earthquake struck off the coast of the United Kingdom late on Tuesday night. The quake, which was registered as a 3.9, hit the North... Read more

  • Queen Elizabeth II views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward which has been unveiled at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Oct. 14, 2016, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross. The Queen is the longest-serving patron of the charity, which supports people in crisis in the UK and overseas. (Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Queen Elizabeth II Misses Church Due to ‘Heavy Cold’

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  • A police vehicle driving through an almost empty street in Augsburg, Germany on Dec. 25, 2016. Thousands of people in the German town of Augsburg have temporarily left Christmas presents and decorations behind while authorities disarm a World War II bomb. The bomb was uncovered last week during construction work. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)

    Massive WWII Bomb Is Defused in German Town of Augsburg

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Explosives experts on Sunday defused a large World War II aerial bomb in the southern German city of Augsburg—clearing the way for thousands of... Read more

  • Disarmed World War II bomb is pictured on the platform of a truck near Muehlheim Bridge in Cologne, western Germany, on May 27, 2015. (ROLF VENNENBERND/AFP/Getty Images)

    Germans Must Leave Home Xmas Morning as WWII Bomb Is Defused

    FRANKFURT, Germany—More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg must leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial... Read more

  • Seagulls fly over a Turkish flag on May 3, 2016 in Istanbul Turkey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Turkey Arrests 1,656 Social Media Users Since Summer

    ISTANBUL—Turkey’s Interior Ministry says authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social... Read more

  • The photo which was sent to European police authorities shows Tunisian national Anis Amri who is wanted by German police for an alleged involvement in the Berlin Christmas market attack on Dec. 19, 2016. (Police via AP)

    Berlin Truck Attack Suspect Killed in Milan Police Shootout

    The Tunisian man suspected of attacking a Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan during a routine... Read more

  • People walk over the reopened Christmas market, three days after a truck ran into the crowd and killed several people, at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Berlin Christmas Market Reopens as Hunt for Attacker Goes On

    BERLIN—Authorities across Europe scrambled Thursday to track down a Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, as one of... Read more

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, left, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London, Thursday Dec. 8, 2016. The Duchess of Cambridge wears the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, a favorite tiara of the late Princess Diana. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

    Queen Elizabeth II Is Easing Her Workload

    Queen Elizabeth II will step down from her role as patron of more than 20 charities and organizations at the end of the year. Buckingham Palace... Read more

  • Police stand beside a damaged truck which ran into crowded Christmas market in Berliin Berlin, Germany on Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Truck Rams German Christmas Market, Killing at Least 9

    BERLIN—A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least nine people as it tore through tables and... Read more

  • FILE - This June 12, 2009 file photo, shows a photo of Anne Frank at the opening of the exhibition: "Anne Frank, a History for Today", at the Westerbork Remembrance Centre in Hooghalen, northeast Netherlands. A new study by the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam said Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, there is no conclusive evidence that the Jewish diarist and her family were betrayed to the Netherlands’ German occupiers during World War II, leading to their arrest and deportation. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, File)

    New Study Casts Doubt on Theory Anne Frank Was Betrayed

    Anne Frank may not have been betrayed to Nazi occupiers, but captured by chance. A new study published Friday by the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam... Read more

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    8 Die of Alcohol Poisoning in Russia; 10 Others Hospitalized

    Russia’s top investigative agency says that at least eight people have died of alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city. The Investigative Committee said Sunday that at least 18... Read more

  • French police officers investigate on the highway where thieves robbed an armored truck loaded with gold in Dardilly, near Lyon, central France on Dec. 12, 2016. French police say a manhunt is underway for four thieves who have stolen dozens of kilograms of gold from an armored truck before setting it ablaze on a major highway. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Big Gold Theft From Armored Truck in France; 4 on the Run

    PARIS—French police say they are hunting for four men suspected of stealing gold dust worth an estimated 1.5 million euros from an armored truck Monday... Read more

  • The logo of the Reserve Bank of India is seen on the gate of it's headquarters in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov.9, 2016. Indians awoke to confusion Wednesday after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering in a country where many in the poor and middle-class still make day-to-day transactions in cash. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Millions Scramble After India Scraps Its Largest Banknotes

    NEW DELHI—Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering... Read more

  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Thousands of Indians Declare $9.5 Billion in ‘Black Money’

    NEW DELHI—Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax... Read more

  • An Indian army soldier guards the army base which was attacked by suspected rebels in the town of Uri, west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    17 Soldiers Killed in Attack at Indian Army Base in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India—Suspected rebels using guns and grenades sneaked into a crucial army base in Indian-controlled Kashmir early Sunday and killed at least 17 soldiers in... Read more

  • Indian policemen stand guard during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Police Face Public Wrath Amid Anti-India Uprising

    SRINAGAR, India—Before the crack of dawn and before the protesters hit the streets to resume demands India leave Kashmir, he dressed like an ordinary man... Read more

  • Dana Manjhi and is 12-year-old daughter are seen as he lifts the body of his wife (YouTube/screenshot)

    Indian Man Carries His Wife’s Body for Miles After He Can’t Get a Car

    A grieving Indian man carried his wife’s body six miles after the hospital where she was pronounced dead couldn’t provide a way to transport her... Read more

  • FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2013 file photo, a boy flies a kite from the roof of a house as other kites seem to flock in the sky above as Indians celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi, India. Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to slice the strings of other kites.The deaths occurred in New Delhi on Monday, which was a holiday on account of India's Independence Day when people fly kites to celebrate. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

    Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in Indian Capital

    NEW DELHI—Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to bring... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

  • A man prays inside a temple that survived last years attacks, on the day of Probarona Purnima on October 19, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh.  Getty Images)

    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

  • A man with a flag with National Democratic Party, NPD,  logo attends a  rally of the NPD in Schwerin, Germany, on May 1, 2016. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP, file)

    German Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Outlaw Far-Right Party

    BERLIN—Germany’s supreme court on Tuesday rejected a bid by lawmakers to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda. Andreas Vosskuhle,... Read more

  • Reina club attacker after being caught by Turkish police in Istanbul, late Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (Depo Photos via AP)

    Istanbul Gunman Captured After More Than 2 Weeks on Run

    ISTANBUL—Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year’s nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he’s an Uzbekistan national... Read more

  • Mexican actress Kate del Castillo gestures as she speaks during an interview with The Associated Press  in Miami on Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Actress: ‘Macho’ Persecution Followed ‘El Chapo’ Meeting

    MIAMI—Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn’s interview with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has cost her... Read more

  • Turkish police officers block the road leading to the scene of an attack in Istanbul, on Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Who Killed 39 Caught

    ISTANBUL—A gunman who killed 39 people during an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations has been caught in a police operation,... Read more

  • A bus is damaged by a roadside bomb in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey, Monday Jan. 16, 2017. The bomb killed more than three policemen and wounded two others, according to the state-run news agency. Turkey's southeast has witnessed renewed conflict between state security forces and Kurdish militants that has left thousands dead in the last year. (Canan Altintas/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

    Blast Targeting Police in Southeast Turkey Kills 4 Officers

    ISTANBUL—A roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey on Monday killed four policemen and wounded two others, according to the state-run news... Read more

  • Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo)

    5 Killed in Shooting at Nightclub at Mexican Resort

    CANCUN, Mexico—A Mexican police officer said Monday a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean... Read more

  • The tail of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane lies at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

    Kyrgyzstan Ministry Says Cargo Plane Crash Kills 37

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan—A cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations... Read more

  • Workers unload bricks at a brick-making factory in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    Stark Inequality: Oxfam Says 8 Men as Rich as Half the World

    DAVOS, Switzerland—The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill... Read more

  • In this file photo, Lee Jae-yong, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. arrives for hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea Seeks Arrest of Samsung Scion in Graft Scandal

    SEOUL, South Korea—In a departure from the leniency typically given South Korean big businesses, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head... Read more

  • ---A red rose and a photo of Anne Frank lay at a memorial stone of Jewish sisters Margot and Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial, northern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007. Over 70,000 people died in the camp up to 1945. Also Margot and Anne, who's diary is well known around the world.(AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

    Israel Says Nazi Camp Excavations Unearth Link to Anne Frank

    JERUSALEM—Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne... Read more

  • A worker arranges used electronic equipment at a repair shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)

    Gadget Mountain Rising in Asia Threatens Health, Environment

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the... Read more

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    Canadian ‘SNL’ and ‘SCTV’ Alum Tony Rosato Dies at Age 62

    TORONTO—Canadian actor Tony Rosato has died at age 62. He was a veteran of comedy shows including “Saturday Night Live” and Canada’s homegrown “SCTV.” Rosato’s... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William speaks with Aoife, 9, during his visit to a Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford in east Londo on, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

    Prince William Speaks of ‘Anger’ When His Mother Diana Died

    LONDON—Britain’s Prince William has comforted a young girl who lost a parent and spoken out about his feelings when his mother, Princess Diana, died two... Read more

  • Tourists ride in classic American convertible cars past the United States embassy (R) in Havana, Cuba on Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Cuban Regime Hails End to Special US Immigration Policy for Cubans

    HAVANA—The Cuban regime hailed President Barack Obama’s decision ending automatic legal residency for any Cuban who touches U.S. soil, while ordinary citizens mourned the end... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017.
Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Making Changes to Cuban Immigration Policy

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal... Read more

  • George Soros, billionaire and political activist, speaks at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on November 6, 2013, in New York City. (Coppola/Getty Images for International Rescue Committee)

    Report: George Soros Lost About $1 Billion After Trump Victory

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and funder of left-liberal causes the world over, apparently lost about $1 billion in the weeks after Donald Trump’s presidential... Read more

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Sanliurfa, Turkey, on, Jan. 6. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey’s Parliament Debates Giving Greater Powers to Erdogan

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey’s Parliament on Jan. 9 kicked off the debate on proposed constitutional amendments that would hand Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s largely ceremonial presidency sweeping executive... Read more

  • An American identified as Kevin King making a statement on camera while in captivity. (militant video via AP)

    Taliban Release Video Showing American, Australian Captives

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The Taliban have released a video showing an American and an Australian who were kidnapped in August, the first time they’ve been seen since... Read more

  • Chinese regime's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is anchored in the northern port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, in this file photo.(Wu Dengfeng/Xinhua via AP)

    Taipei: Chinese Aircraft Carrier Transiting Taiwan Strait

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—Taiwan’s defense ministry said Chinese regime’s sole aircraft carrier on Wednesday was transiting the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions between the mainland and self-governing island... Read more

  • In this file photo, Lee Jae-yong, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for a hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    Samsung Heir Named Suspect in South Korean Political Scandal

    SEOUL, South Korea—South Korean authorities said Wednesday that a Samsung scion will be questioned as a suspect in a bribery case in the massive influence-peddling... Read more

  • Iraqi special forces advance inside Mosul University grounds, during fighting against Islamic State militants in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq on Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq Makes Swift Territorial Gains Against ISIS in Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq—Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the ISIS terrorist group after months of slow progress,... Read more

  • Seagulls fly over a Turkish flag on May 3, 2016 in Istanbul Turkey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Turkey Arrests 1,656 Social Media Users Since Summer

    ISTANBUL—Turkey’s Interior Ministry says authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Pakistani Hindu Jeevti sits in her husband's house in Pyaro Lundh, Pakistan. The night Jeevti disappeared, her family slept outside to escape Pakistan's brutal summer heat; in the morning she was gone, snatched by a wealthy landlord to whom her parents owed $1,000 dollars. She is one of the estimated 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls taken from their homes every year in Pakistan for supposed repayments of debt, most of them ending up married off to older men and forcibly converted to Islam. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    A Pakistani Girl Is Snatched Away, Payment for a Family Debt

    The mother rummages through a large metal trunk, searching for a picture of her young daughter taken away in the night to be the bride... Read more

  • Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein points while listening to the prosecution during his 'Anfal' genocide trial on December 21, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq. Saddam and six co-defendants are being tried on charges of murdering Kurds during the 1987-88 'Anfal' campaign. Hussein allegedly kept a torture chamber at the Mission of Iraq located in New York City. (Nikola Solic-Pool/Getty Images)

    Former CIA Agent Says US ‘Got It so Wrong’ on Saddam Hussein, Iraq

    A former CIA intelligence officer who interviewed former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein said U.S. officials “got it so wrong” on invading Iraq. John Nixon, who... Read more

  • In this May 21, 2016 file photo, an EgyptAir plane flies past minarets of a mosque as it approaches Cairo International Airport   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    Osama Bin Laden’s Son Denied Entry at Egypt Airport: Officials

    Security officials at Cairo International Airport say Omar bin Laden, son of the former leader of al Qaeda Osama bin Laden, was denied entry to... Read more

  • Turkish police officers cordon off the roads leading to the area of the Besiktas football club stadium, in Istanbul, late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Two loud explosions have been heard near the newly built soccer stadium and witnesses at the scene said gunfire could be heard in what appeared to have been an armed attack on police. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) TURKEY OUT

    Twin Blasts Near Istanbul Soccer Stadium Kill 29 , Wound 166

    Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in... Read more

  • A man watches wildfires in Haifa, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Israeli police have arrested four Palestinians in connection with one of several large fires that damaged homes and prompted the evacuation of thousands of people in the past few days. Police are investigating the causes, including possible arson. Windy and hot weather have helped fan the flames. The blazes started three days ago near Jerusalem and in the north. Hundreds of homes were damaged. Russia, Italy and other countries are assisting the Israeli firefighters.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Wildfire Blamed on ‘Terror’ Roars Through Israeli City

    A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as the country’s leaders... Read more

  • Iraqis Advance in Mosul as Bomb South of Baghdad Kills 21

    Iraqi troops on Thursday drove Islamic State militants from three more neighborhoods in the northern city of Mosul, a commander said, as a bomb south... Read more

  • A Pakistani photographer documents a shattered windshield of a vehicle of paramilitary troops at the site bomb blast in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. A Pakistani police official says a bomb blast has killed some paramilitary officers in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Wajid Khan says the bomb, which was apparently detonated by remote control, exploded when a patrol of paramilitary police was passing by. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

    Bomb Kills 3 Paramilitary Officers in Northwestern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan—A bombing targeted Pakistan’s paramilitary force in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing three officers and wounding eight, police said. The bomb,... Read more

  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters gather near a frontline during fighting with ISIS terrorists in Bashiqa, east of Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Iraq Says ISIS Driven From Town Near Famed Ancient Ruins

      MOSUL, Iraq—The Iraqi army said Nov. 13 that troops have driven ISIS terrorists out of the town of Nimrud, south of Mosul, near the site of... Read more

  • Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers fire artillery at Islamic State positions in Bashiqa, east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Iraqi Kurdish fighters are exchanging heavy fighters with militants as they advance from two directions on a town held by the Islamic State group east of the city of Mosul. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Iraqi Kurdish Forces Advance on ISIS-Held Town East of Mosul

    NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq—Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with ISIS militants early on Monday as they advanced from two directions on a town held by... Read more

  • In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA on Sept. 26, 2016, anti-Syrian government fighters, left, some of them carrying their weapons, head to a bus as they leave the last besieged rebel-held neighborhood of Al-Waer in Homs province, Syria. The Syrian government has forced thousands of insurgents and their families to relocate to the northern Idlib province as part of truce deals, a move that rebels suspect is aimed at gathering them far from the capital where they can later be eliminated. The al-Qaida stronghold is now home to several insurgent groups, some with radical ideologies, and has been compared to Kandahar, the Taliban’s onetime seat of power in Afghanistan. (SANA via AP, File)

    Syrian Militants Mass in Distant Province After Truce Deals

    BEIRUT—The men receive a hero’s welcome as they step off the green buses in Syria’s Idlib province with guns slung over their shoulders, having been... Read more

  • This frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows officials with the U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces at a press conference in Ein Issa in northern Syria. U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian forces announced their plan Sunday to retake the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa. (Arab 24 network, via AP)

    Syria Kurds Announce Start of Campaign to Retake Raqqa

    BEIRUT—U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian forces announced their plan Sunday to retake ISIS’s de facto capital of Raqqa, saying they hoped Turkey would not “interfere in internal... Read more

  • ISIS terrorists parade in Raqqa, Syria, which serves as their de facto capital, on 
June 30, 2014. 
(AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

    Assault on ISIS Capital Raqqa Could Be Launched Within Weeks

    U.S. and allied forces say that they could attack the Syrian city of Raqqa—the capital of the ISIS terrorist group’s self-proclaimed caliphate—within weeks, according to... Read more

  • FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Al-Baghdadi has released a new message encouraging his followers to keep up the fight for the city of Mosul, which they are defending against Iraqi government forces, a U.S. organization that monitors militant activity online said Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Militant video, File)

    ISIS Leader Rallies His Fighters in Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq—The shadowy leader of the ISIS terrorist group has released a new message urging his followers to keep up the fight for Mosul as... Read more

  • Iraqi special forces soldiers use radio communication as a tank rolls down an alley in the village of Bazwaya, some 8 kilometers from the center of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Iraqi special forces stood poised to enter Mosul in an offensive to drive out Islamic State militants after sweeping into the last village on the city's eastern edge Monday while fending off suicide car bombs without losing a soldier. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul City Limits, ISIS Fires Missiles

    BAZWAYA, Iraq—Iraq’s special forces entered the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday and were advancing toward its more urban center despite fierce resistance by ISIS terrorist group... Read more

  • Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces prepare to attack Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire with the militants. Loudspeakers on the Humvees blared Iraqi patriotic music as they pushed toward the village. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    In Dawn Assault, Iraqi Special Forces Near Mosul From East

    BAZWAYA, Iraq—Iraqi special forces advanced on the ISIS-held city of Mosul from the east on Monday, taking heavy fire but entering the last village before... Read more

  • A man sits in front of Parliament House after listening to official speeches during a rally in reaction to the attempted military coup in Ankara, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Turkey Sacks 10K More Civil Servants, Shuts 15 Media Outlets

    ISTANBUL—Turkey’s state-run news agency says 10,131 more civil servants have been dismissed for alleged ties to terrorism while 15 mostly pro-Kurdish media outlets also have... Read more

  • An Iraqi soldier and a civilian ride a motorbike as smoke rises behind them, on the road between Qayyarah and Mosul on Oct. 28, 2016. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

    Shiite Militias Join the Battle as Iraqis Push Toward Mosul

    SHURA, Iraq—State-sanctioned Shiite militias joined Iraq’s Mosul offensive on Saturday with a pre-dawn assault to the west, where they hope to complete the encirclement of... Read more

  • This still image taken from drone footage, posted online by the communications arm of Ahrar al-Sham militant group, purports to show a blast on the ground, apparently the result of an airstrike, in an Assad neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Syrian government forces launched a counteroffensive Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, under the cover of airstrikes in an attempt to regain control of areas they had lost to insurgents the day before in the northern city of Aleppo, activists and state media said. (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)

    Syrian Airstrikes on Aleppo Amid Intense Clashes

    BEIRUT—Syrian government forces launched a counteroffensive Saturday under the cover of airstrikes in an attempt to regain control of areas they had lost to insurgents... Read more

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