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    Professional Hunter from Texas Killed by the Elephant He was Tracking

    The hunter has become the hunted. A big game hunter, Ian Gibson, was trampled to death by an elephant he was attempting to kill for... Read more

  • This undated image made from a video released by Islamic State militants, Sunday, April 19, 2015, appears to show the killing of a group of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The 29-minute video released online Sunday purportedly shows two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south. A masked fighter delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage that purportedly shows the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach. (Militant video via AP)

    ISIS Video: New Beheading Footage Has Terrorist with American Accent

    ISIS has apparently released a new video, purportedly showing the beheadings of 35 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.  “Muslim blood shed under the hands of your... Read more

  • Thai officers display seized ivory at Port of Bangkok headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand Finds Record Number of Elephant Tusks in Bean Sacks (+ video)

    BANGKOK—The white ivory stood in sharp contrast to the dark beans that were hiding four tons of tusks smuggled from Congo on Monday. Thai customs officials,... Read more

  • Migrants arrive at the Sicilian Porto Empedocle harbor, Italy, Monday, April 13, 2015. Italy's Coast Guard helped save 144 migrants Monday from a capsized boat in the waters off Libya and spotted nine bodies. It was the most dramatic of numerous rescue operations that brought thousands to safety in recent days, as good weather has encouraged the desperate to set out on smugglers' vessels. The overturned boat was spotted 80 miles north of Libya, Coast Guard Cmdr. Filippo Marini told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. (AP Photo/Calogero Montanalampo)

    Latest: IOM Receives Distress Calls from Boats Carrying Migrants (+ video)

    1:10 p.m. (1110 GMT; 7:10 a.m. EDT) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says its Rome office has received a call for help from international waters... Read more

  • A woman walks through snow near the entrance to the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with the lettering 'Arbeit macht frei' ('Work makes you free') in Oswiecim, Poland, on Jan. 25, 2015, days before the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

    Auschwitz Survivors Speak as former SS Guard Goes on Trial in Germany (+ video)

    BERLIN—It was a memorable night when Hedy Bohm, then 16, was taken with her parents from Hungary by Nazis  in a cattle car in May 1944... Read more

  • Some of the more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes seized on Aug. 14, 2012 in Long Beach, Calif., from a shipment from China U.S. Earlier this month Spanish authorities intercepted 11 containers from China with counterfeit shoes, clothing, electronics, and other items. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    An Operation Called ‘Rebirth’ Just Dealt a Blow to Chinese Smugglers

    Spanish authorities made the country’s largest-ever seizure of counterfeit products when they intercepted 11 containers full of Chinese-made goods, as reported by Spanish media on April... Read more


    Indonesia Consolidates Public Water After Victories in Court

    With the tide of privatized water in Indonesia as close to turning since the dictator Suharto was president, an entire spectrum of stakeholders are scrambling... Read more

  • Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack near a bank branch in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo)

    Afghan Suicide Bombing Blamed on ISIS Kills 35

    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan—A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country’s president... Read more

  • Protesters line Fallsview Blvd. in Niagara Fall, Ontario on April 17, 2015, to protest Premier Exhibitions’ Bodies Revealed show, which displays around 100 plasticized corpses skinned to display muscles and organs. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Hundreds Protest ‘Bodies Revealed’ Exhibit of Plastinated Corpses in Niagara

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—It was two-for-one to see Premier Exhibitions’ skinned and plasticized corpses in Niagara Falls on April 17, but two security guards at the... Read more

  • A volcano in Colima, Mexico spews ash 2 miles into the air.

    Volcano in Mexico Spews Ash Two Miles High (+Video)

    Mexico’s Colima volcano spewed a giant two-mile-high column of ash that rained down on a nearby city, authorities said. No damage or injuries were reported in... Read more

  • Workers harvest brussels sprouts in a field in Chilliwack, B.C., Nov.11, 2013. Pesticide use globally is exceeding recommended levels, resulting in a 30 percent reduction of aquatic biodiversity, a first-of-its-kind study has found. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Agricultural Pesticides Threaten Surface Waters Globally, Study Finds

    A first-of-its-kind German study that examined the global use and impact of pesticides has found that in over half of 2,500 sites tracked in 73... Read more

  • In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 a woman waits to disembark from an Italian Navy vessel in the harbor of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy. The precise number of migrants who have perished in the Mediterranean sea as they flee poverty, war and other conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Asia is unknown. Only the bodies that wash ashore or are found drowned in the sea or dead aboard, of thirst or exposure, by rescuers are counted. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

    EU Struggling to Deal with Large Influx of Migrants

    BRUSSELS—European Union nations are struggling to confront the challenge of the unprecedented numbers of migrants coming across the Mediterranean with few answers to growing problem. The... Read more

  • Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng shake hands after signing an agreement today to resettle refugees from Australia to Cambodia at the Ministry of Interior on September 26, 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After months of negotiations between Australia and Cambodia, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng have signed an agreement today to transfer refugees from Australia to Cambodia. (Omar Havana/Getty Images)

    Australia to Send Refugees to Cambodia Under Controversial Deal

    CANBERRA, Australia—In a a controversial move, the Australian government said Thursday unwanted refugees will soon fly from the Pacific atoll of Nauru to be resettled... Read more

  • WASHINGTON - JUNE 24:  (AFP OUT) A Secret Service agent studies Lincoln's assassination exhibit in the basement of the Ford Theatre at the annual Ford's Theatre Gala June 24, 2007 in Washington DC.  The event was recorded to be aired as a one hour television special at Christmas time.  (Photo by Chris Maddaloni-Pool/Getty Images)

    Lincoln Assassination Plot Had Canadian Link in Origin and Ending

    The assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is an undisputed cornerstone of American history, but those who have studied the events suggest both the origin... Read more

  • Poorer boys are especially vulnerable when growing up in close proximity to wealth. (Danny Lyon/National Archives)

    Poor Doors Highlight Social Costs of Growing Up in the Shadow of Wealth

    One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings recently started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use a controversial “poor door” – a... Read more

  • Teenage girls enjoy a coffee outside the local store on the Fort Hope First Nation in Ontario. Many of Canada’s First Nations communities have long grappled with poverty. The Live Below the Line challenge raises money for organizations that deliver programs focused on nutrition, water, health and sanitation, and education. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Canadians Challenged to Eat, Drink on $1.75 a Day

    TORONTO—Eating and drinking on $1.75 a day is not something Vancouver chef Trevor Bird had ever considered. That’s the Canadian equivalent of the extreme poverty... Read more

  • Protesters take part in a traditional smoking ceremony at the intersection of Swanston and Flinders street on April 10, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

    Australia: Indigenous Affairs Take Backward Step

    SYDNEY—The Australian government’s handling of Indigenous affairs has received fair criticism over the years, but plans to close 150 remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia... Read more


    Relations Between Canada and India Back on Track, Visiting PM Says

    OTTAWA—The relationship between India and Canada is now back on track, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday after signing a number of bilateral agreements,... Read more

  • Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole speaks during a Veterans Affairs stakeholder summit in Ottawa on April 14, 2015. The widespread criticism of the New Veterans Charter isn’t justified, despite the fact it has been amended multiple times, O’Toole said this week. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Controversial New Veterans Charter Misunderstood, Says Minister

    OTTAWA—Ten years ago, politics prevented the government from clearly explaining its overhaul of how former soldiers are compensated, and the repercussions echo to this day,... Read more

  • A new report from Statistics Canada suggests marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults. (Marcel van Hoorn/AFP/Getty Images)

    Marijuana Use Among Teens, Young Adults May Be Down: StatsCan

    TORONTO—A new report from Statistics Canada suggests marijuana use may be down among teens and young adults. The survey shows younger Canadians are still the... 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

  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. This is the first time the two leaders are meeting at the White House. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Canada’s Trudeau Talks Trade With Trump at White House

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly stressed their commitment to working together after their first face-to-face meeting Monday. The neighboring leaders,... 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

  • Hazmat crews gather at the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysian police order a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

    Malaysia Says Airport Safe, Autopsy Shows Nerve Agent Effect

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North... Read more

  • A tug pulls a coal barge in Samarinda, Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Aug. 26, 2016. (Ed Wray/Getty Images)

    Indonesia’s Last Stand for a Coal Industry in Peril

    Indonesia’s coal industry is trying to grow in a hostile climate. As the world moves to cut carbon emissions following the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement,... Read more

  • A North Korean military officer (R) and a North Korea man (L) standing behind a pile of coal along the banks of the Yalu River in the northeast of the North Korean border town of Siniuju, on December 14, 2012. On Feb. 18, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced a suspension of all North Korean coal imports. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Reasons Behind China’s Import Ban on North Korean Coal

    The Chinese regime recently said that it would suspend all coal imports from North Korea for a year. The move, according to analysts, could be... Read more

  • A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with a file image of a North Korean missile at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump's new administration. Details of the launch, including the type of missile, were scant. The letters read "The ruling and the opposition parties denounce North Korea's missile launch." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    North Korea Reportedly Test Fires Missile

    North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to... Read more

  • This aerial file photo taken in Aug. 2013,  shows No 4, 3, 2, 1, 5 and 6 reactors, from bottom to top, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Futaba town, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.   (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

    Extremely High Levels of Radiation Detected at Japan’s Fukushima Plant

    Officials say they’ve detected the highest levels of radiation at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since it was damaged in a massive earthquake six... 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

  • A Xian H-6 bomber (Wikimedia Commons)

    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)

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  • 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)

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    Indonesia Military Transport Plane Crashes in Papua; 13 Dead

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    Strong Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Generated

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  • 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 )

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

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    Canada in Brief, Feb. 23 – March 1

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    Canadian Dollar’s Quiet Strength Surprising but Problematic, Say Analysts

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  • Rows of chambers holding intermediate-level radioactive waste in shallow pits at the Bruce Power nuclear complex near Kincardine, Ontario. Critics says a public opinion survey used to bolster claims of widespread support for a proposed underground nuclear waste bunker at the complex near Lake Huron was misleading and actually found little backing for the project. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

    Survey Showing Support for Nuclear Waste Bunker Misleading, Say Critics

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  • Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos meets with housing and homeless advocates and activists during a protest in Victoria, B.C., on June 28, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

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  • (L-R) European Council President Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, greet each other as they arrive for an EU-Canada summit to sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in Brussels on Oct. 30, 2016. The European Parliament has approved the deal, but it still has to be ratified by Canada and various European parliaments. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

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  • Canada's Ambassador to the Unitied States David MacNaughton speaks during a business luncheon in Montreal on Nov. 16, 2016. MacNaughton is cautiously optimistic that any renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will go well for Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

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    Documentary Shows China’s Propaganda Reach in Canada

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  • Workers cross the street near Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2016. Business immigration lawyer Joseph Grasmick believes there is little for Canadian professionals in the United States to worry about in regards to their TN status if NAFTA is repealed. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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  • CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais delivers a statement in Gatineau, Que. on May 5, 2015. Some cellphone companies are either passively or actively violating Canada's wireless code of conduct and the rules need to be tightened and enforced, consumer groups say. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks past reporters on Parliament Hill on Feb. 1, 2017. Trudeau’s election promise of electoral reform is no longer on the agenda. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

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  • A police man investigate a burned out car in the suburb Rinkeby outside Stockholm, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017.  Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out Monday night in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)

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  • Firefighters survey the scene in the suburb of Rinkeby outside Stockholm on Feb. 20, 2017. Police in Sweden said Tuesday they were investigating riots that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. (Christine Olsson/TT News Agency via AP)

    Riot in Stockholm Suburb After Drug Suspect Is Arrested

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    Turkish Airlines Flight to Toronto Evacuated After Note Seen

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  • French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, right, answers reporters with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra in Algiers on Feb. 13, 2017. Claims made by Macron's campaign chairman Richard Ferrand Monday, assert that Russian groups are interfering with his presidential campaign but have offered little evidence to back up the claim. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

    French Candidate Macron Claims Russian Cyberattacks, ‘Fake News’ Targeting His Campaign

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    UK Scrambles Jets to Intercept 2 Russian Bombers

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  • This undated photo provided by Electricite de France (EDF), France's state-run utility company, shows the current nuclear plant of Flamanville, Normandy, France. French authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant's machine room early on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, but that there is no leak of radiation. No injuries have been reported. (Pierre Berenger/EDF via AP)

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  • A woman speaks on her cell phone amonst the ruins of a building after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  Heavy shelling hit both government- and rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as fighting continues Friday, and international monitors issued a sharp call for the sides to still their guns.  (AP Photo/Alexander Ermochenko)

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  • A Ukrainian soldier shows pieces of shrapnel in a crater left by an explosion in Avdiivka, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine escalated on Tuesday, killing at least eight people late Monday and early Tuesday, injuring dozens and briefly trapping more than 200 coal miners underground, the warring sides reported.(AP Photo/Inna Varenytsia)

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  • (R-L) German President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of the German Parliament, Norbert Lammert, and other politicians attend a memorial service in Berlin's Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church for the victims of a truck attack on a crowded Christmas market the day before, killing several people on Dec. 20, 2016. ( Michael Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

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  • 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)

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    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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

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  • French conservative Francois Fillon holds a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Paris, France on Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    French Open Full Fake Jobs Inquiry Into Candidate Fillon

    PARIS—The French financial prosecutor’s office has decided to open a judicial inquiry into the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon... Read more

  • Damaged cars after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab on Feb. 24, 2017. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)

    Attacks Near Syria Town Captured From ISIS Kill 60

    BEIRUT—At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the ISIS terrorist group killed more than... Read more

  • A man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed Outcast North Korean Scion

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was... Read more

  • Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq on Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq Retakes Mosul Airport Amid Cautious Advances Against ISIS

    SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq—Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military... Read more

  • Malaysian Police stand outside North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Malaysia Says Embassy Staff Should Assist If Nothing to Hide

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s police chief said Thursday investigators want to question a North Korean embassy official about the death of the exiled half brother of... Read more

  • Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva watch the last minutes of the Formula One Grand Prix of Europe at the Baku Circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Azerbaijan’s Leader Names His Wife as 1st Vice President

    BAKU, Azerbaijan—Azerbaijan’s president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation—the person next in line in the nation’s power... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly (L) shakes hands with Guatemala's Foreign Minister Carlos Morales, during a photo opportunity at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Guatemala City on Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    DHS Chief Tells Guatemalans US Won’t Have Mass Deportations

    GUATEMALA CITY—U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won’t be mass deportations by the Unites States,... Read more

  • This photo released by Ninawa State – a media arm of the ISIS terrorist group on  Feb. 21, 2017 shows Abu Zakariya al-Britani, suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week who was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release. (Ninawa State via AP)

    Iraqi Suicide Bomber Was Ex-gitmo Detainee

    LONDON—A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for... Read more

  • An advertisement from Tareck El Aissami, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, to the Treasury of the United States inside the New York Times edition on Feb. 22, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Venezuela VP Blasts Drug Sanctions in Full-Page NY Times Ad

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuela’s vice president took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Wednesday to lash out at the Trump administration’s decision to... Read more

  • A TV screen shows pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his older brother Kim Jong Nam (L) at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea on Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Suspects in North Korean Death Coated Hands With Poison

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic... Read more

  • Opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso's supporters protest outside Ecuador's National Electoral Council to demand the official results of the presidential elections, in Quito, Ecuador on Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Official: Ecuador’s Presidential Election Headed to Runoff

    QUITO, Ecuador—Ecuador’s nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno falling just shy of the votes needed to... Read more

  • An aide of Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian (L) gives a head scarf to French conservative presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (R) to wear during her meeting with the Mufti, which Le Pen refused, upon her arrival at Dar al-Fatwa the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti, in Beirut, Lebanon on Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Le Pen Refuses Headscarf, Nixes Talks With Lebanon Cleric

    BEIRUT—France’s right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon’s top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday, walking away... Read more

  • Police officers inspect a truck after an incident, in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Spanish Police Stop Gas Truck Speeding Against Traffic

    MADRID—Police in Barcelona fired gunshots Tuesday to stop a man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against traffic on... Read more

  • President Donald Trump announces US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Feb. 20, 2017. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kremlin Stays Mum on New US National Security Adviser

    MOSCOW—The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take... Read more

  • The bodies of people that washed ashore and were recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent, near Zawiya, Libya on  Feb. 20, 2017. (Mohannad Karima/IFRC via AP)

    Bodies of 74 Migrants Heading to Europe Wash up in Libya

    CAIRO—At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along... Read more

  • This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 21, 2017. (Channel 9 via AP)

    4 American Tourists and Pilot Killed in Australian Plane Crash

    MELBOURNE, Australia—An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall... Read more

  • French National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (L) shakes hands with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east Beirut, Lebanon on Feb. 20, 2017. Le Pen has arrived in Beirut to meet with the Lebanese head of state and leading Christian figures. The National Front leader is hoping to burnish her credentials as a defender of Christians in the Middle East, ahead of France's April 23 presidential elections. (Dalati Nohra via AP)

    French National Front Leader Calls Assad Solution to Syria Crisis

    BEIRUT—French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on... Read more

  • The CIA seal in Atlanta on Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Election

    LONDON—A seven-page document made public by WikiLeaks purports to show that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered its spies to gather information on the 2012... Read more

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talks to her office manager Beate Baumann (L) prior to a cabinet meeting as part of a two-day retreat of the German government in Meseberg north of Berlin, Germany on May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Merkel Appeals Court Order to Reveal Chats With Journalists

    BERLIN—The German government is appealing a court order requiring it to provide information about any background briefings that Chancellor Angela Merkel has with journalists. A... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, center, arrives at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, on an unannounced trip on Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Sagar Meghani)

    US Defense Secretary Mattis: US Will Stay in Iraq a While

    BAGHDAD—U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against the ISIS terrorist group for... Read more

  • An Iraqi soldier from the 9th Infantry Division holds his machine gun while heading to the frontline in Shyma district in Mosul, Iraq in this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo. Iraqi forces, backed the U.S.-led international coalition, launched a campaign in October to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city and ISIS's last major urban bastion in Iraq. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

    Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Drive ISIS From Western Mosul

    HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq—U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from... Read more

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Yahoo News in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 10, 2017. Assad said, there are "definitely" terrorists among the millions of Syrians seeking refuge in the West. He said it doesn't have to be a "significant" number of terrorists because no need for a significant "number to commit atrocities." (SANA via AP)

    Assad: US Troops Welcome in Syria to Fight Terrorism

    BEIRUT—Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against terrorists in Syria—as... Read more

  • A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Airstrikes in Syria Killed 11 al-Qaeda Operatives, Including Bin Laden Friend

    The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaeda leaders... Read more

  • A long-range Qadr ballistic missile is launched in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran on March 9, 2016. (MAHMOOD HOSSEINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Fires Another Missile: US Officials

    In apparent defiance of White House warnings, Iran fired another missile on Wednesday from a launch pad in Tehran—the same place it had conducted another missile... Read more

  • Armed Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, launch rockets as they continue to battle Shiite Huthi rebels in the area of Sirwah, in the west of Marib province, east of the capital, Sanaa, on May 21, 2015. (/AFP/Getty Images)

    Yemeni Rebels Claim They Targeted Saudi Capital With Missile

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have “successfully” fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh for the first time, and are vowing more attacks on the Saudi... Read more

  • The USS Cole  (US Navy)

    US Sends Navy Destroyer USS Cole to Yemen’s Coast

    The United States deployed a Navy destroyer to an area off the coast of Yemen to protect other vessels from Houthi militants aligned with Iran, officials... Read more

  • A Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran on March 9, 2016. (Omid Vahabzadeh/Fars News Agency via AP)

    Iran Carries out Ballistic Missile Test, in Defiance of UN Resolution

    Iran carried out a ballistic missile test in what appears to be a violation of a United Nations resolution, officials said on Monday. Sunday’s launch... Read more

  • Debris and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit an army base, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    US Soldier Killed in Raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen

    The U.S. military says a service member has been killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting a local al-Qaeda affiliate. U.S... Read more

  • Iraqi Army vehicles advance as civilians flee their villages due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq on Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Trump Poised to Seek New Military Options for Defeating ISIS

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is expected to ask the Pentagon for ways to accelerate the fight against the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Officials said... Read more


    Police Rescue 24 People From Organ Trafficking Gang in Pakistan

    Police in Pakistan rescued 24 people from an organ trafficking gang, according to a report this week. The two-dozen people had been kept in a... Read more

  • Cameroon soldiers stand guard at a lookout post as they take part in operations against the Islamic extremists group Boko Haram, their guard post is on Elbeid bridge, left rear, that separates northern Cameroon form Nigeria's Borno state near the village of Fotokol, Cameroon. (AP Photo/Edwin Kindzeka Moki, File)

    Nigeria Mistakenly Bombs Camp, Kills More Than 100

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100... 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

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