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  • The wreck of the Costa Concordia on arrival in Genoa, on July 27, 2014. A search is continuing for the body of Russell Rebello, who worked as a waiter on the vessel. In a few days the dismantling of the wreck will begin. (Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty Images)

    Search for Concordia’s Last Victim, as Scrap-Yard Approaches

    ROME—Parked in the port of Genoa, the shipwreck of Costa Concordia prepares to disappear from sight and be lost in memory.  The wreck holds the... Read more

  • Indian school children carry national tricolor flags during Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. India celebrates its 1947 independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    India Flag: Images of India Independence Day Celebrations, Featuring Flag and Patriotic Symbols (+Pictures)

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this... Read more

  • A Kurdish peshmerga fighter with his weapon walks to his base where two flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are seen on a building, right, and water tower, left, at the front line with the al-Qaida-inspired militants in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

    Canada Delivering Arms to Kurds in Iraq

    OTTAWA, Ontario—Canada is committing two cargo planes to move military supplies into northern Iraq as part of the international effort to bolster Kurdish forces against... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin pauses, during a meeting with cultural figures at Chekhov museum in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, Crimea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.  Putin addressed hundreds of lawmakers Thursday in Yalta in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March. (AP Photo/Sergei Chirikov, Pool)

    World War 3 Easing? Putin Tones Down Rhetoric on Ukraine Situation

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck... Read more

  • Milos Raonic of Canada hits a return in the match against Steve Johnson on Day 6 at the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2014 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Milos Raonic vs Fabio Fognini Cincinnati Open: Time, Date, TV Channel, Live Stream Info

    It’s Milos Raonic vs Fabio Fognini in the Cincinnati Open quarterfinals on Friday. The match is slated to start at 1 p.m. EDT. The match... Read more

  • Women sell food stuff at one of the largest local markets in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    One Million in Africa May Need Food Aid Because of Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea—The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to... Read more

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stand behind smoke from burning debris set fire during clashes with security forces on a street in the Matariya neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper

    Three Killed in Egypt at Islamists Protests

    CAIRO—Three people were killed in the Egyptian capital Friday as supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi held scattered protests for a second straight day,... Read more

  • Military road police direct one of several military vehicles of Russian peacekeeping forces to turn to customs control zone about 28 kilometers from Ukrainian border, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Ukraine Reports Destroying Russian Military Vehicles Sneaking Across Border

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia—NATO and Ukraine said Russian military vehicles did cross into Ukraine during the night and the Ukrainian president said most of them were destroyed... Read more

  • Colombia's Juan Cuadrado speaks during a press conference in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 8, 201, two days after the World Cup squad arrived home Sunday after their historic run to the quarter-finals. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    EPL Transfer News Now: Arsenal for Eduardo Vargas, Petr Cech Leaving Chelsea, Manchester United for Juan Cuadrado

    Arsenal move for Eduardo Vargas, Petr Cech could leave Chelsea, and Manchester United chase Juan Cuadrado . The Gunners are going for Napoli striker Eduardo... Read more

  • Denis Suarez of Sevilla runs with the ball during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC at Cardiff City Stadium on August 12, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

    Sevilla vs Sampdoria: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Club Friendly Match

    Sevilla and Sampdoria are set to face off in a club friendly match on Friday, August 15. Kick-off time is 4:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 p.m... Read more

  • Liberian women pray for people infected with the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Ebola Centers Beds Fill Faster Than They Can be Provided

    Beds in Ebola treatment centers are filling up faster than they can be provided, evidence that an outbreak in West Africa is far more severe... Read more

  • Lille's fans cheer for their team during the French L1 football match Lille (LOSC) vs Metz (FCM) at the Pierre Mauroy stadium, on August 9, 2014 in Villeneuve-d'Ascq. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Caen vs Lille: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Ligue 1 Match

    Caen and Lille are set for a Ligue 1 match on Friday, August 15. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m. EDT (8:30 p.m. CET) at Stade... Read more

  • Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, in green shirts, clash with supporters of ruling party in Gujranwala, Pakistan Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Dozens of members of Pakistan’s ruling party threw stones and shoes at a truck carrying a popular opposition leader Imran Khan Friday as he was on road for the second day to travel to the capital, Islamabad, for a rally meant to pressure the country’s prime minister to resign over allegations of rigging last year’s parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Violence Erupt During Opposition Rally in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD—Supporters of the government and protesters loyal to opposition leader Imran Khan clashed on Friday during the second day of a march designed to force... Read more

  • Liberia women walk,  after  praying for help with the Ebola virus, in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia.  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    WHO Says West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worse Than Numbers Indicate

    DAKAR, Senegal—Beds in Ebola treatment centers are filling up faster than they can be provided, evidence that an outbreak in West Africa is far more... Read more

  • DAEJEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 15: (SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this handout image provided by the Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea, Pope Francis arrives during the Mass of Assumption of Mary at World Cup soccer stadium on August 15, 2014 in Daejeon, South Korea. Pope Francis is visiting South Korea from August 14 to August 18. (Photo by Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit to Korea via Getty Images)

    Pope Calls for Catholics to Combat Materialism in South Korea

    DAEJEON, South Korea — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism during his five-day trip to South Korea. In the... Read more

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

    Iran: Nuclear Deal by November Deadline Unlikely

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s foreign minister says it is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. Parliament’s news... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Indian PM Calls for and End to Violence Against Women

    NEW DELHI—Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply... Read more

  • (L-R) Gonzalo Castro, Giulio Donati, Karim Bellarabi, goalkeeper Niklas Lomb, goalkeeper Bernd Leno, goalkeeper Dario Kresic, goalkeeper David Yelldell, Levin Oetzunali, Vladlen Yurchenko, Seung-Woo Ryu SECOND ROW (L-R) Head coach Roger Schmidt, athletic trainer Oliver Bartlett, Maximilian Wagener, Roberto Hilbert, Wendell, Hakan Calhanoglu, Robbie Kruse, Lars Bender, Emir Spahic, Tin Jedvaj, Josip Drmic, goalkeeper coach David Thiel, assistant coach Daniel Niedzkowski THIRD ROW (L-R) physiotherapist Marcel Kleinitz, physiotherapist Sven Elsinger, Heung-Min Son, Oemer Toprak, Stefan Reinartz, Philipp Wollscheid, Stefan Kiessling, Simon Rolfes, Sebastian Boenisch, Julian Brandt, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, team doctor Dr Burak Yildirim and team manager Hans-Peter Lehnhoff pose during Bayer Leverkusen team presentation at BayArena on August 4, 2014 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Bayer Leverkusen vs Alemannia Waldalgesheim: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of 2014 German Cup DFB Pokal Match

    Bayer Leverkusen and Alemannia Waldalgesheim are set to face off in a 2014 German Cup game. Kick-off time is 1:00 p.m. EDT (7:00 p.m. CET)... Read more

  • In this image taken from video, Iraq's prime minister  for the past eight years, Nouri al-Maliki,  relinquishes his post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. Al-Maliki said the decision to back al-Abadi reflected his desire to “safeguard the high interests of the country,” adding that he would not be the cause of any bloodshed. (AP Photo/Al Iraqiya via Associated Press Television) IRAQ OUT

    Iraq Shiite Leader Calls for Inclusive Government, Crackdown on Corruption

    BAGHDAD— Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urged unity on Friday after Nouri al-Maliki agreed to step down as prime minister, reviving hopes for a new government... Read more

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. (Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

    Stocks Up as Ukraine Tensions Ease

    LONDON — Global stock markets were on course to end a solid week higher on Friday as investors continued to put their recent caution behind... Read more

  • Migrants wait to disembark from a ship in the port of Augusta, Sicily, on March 4, 2015. (Marcello Paternostro/AFP/Getty Images)

    Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Egyptian Coast, Killing 3

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say a boat carrying mostly Sudanese and Syrian migrants has capsized off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, killing three people. Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ismail... Read more

  • Friends and relatives of Jean Claude Niyonzima, who was killed during clashes with police over  the move by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term, weep during his burial ceremony outside Bujumbura, Burundi, Saturday May 2, 2015.  Many people have gathered in the streets over the past few days to protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for election as president for a third term in office. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Burundi: 3 Killed in Grenade Attacks as Tension Continues

    KAMPALA, Uganda— A spokesman for Burundi’s ministry of public security says three people have died in grenade attacks during a week that has seen street... Read more

  • People hold candles during a vigil to mark the one year anniversary of the abduction of girls studying at the Chibok government secondary school, Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. On the first anniversary of the day 276 schoolgirls were snatched in the middle of the night as they prepared to write science exams at their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigerian Military: 234 More Females Rescued From Extremists

    YOLA, Nigeria— Nigeria’s military rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country’s northeast, an announcement on social media... Read more

  • In this photo made available by the Nigerian Military taken Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (Nigerian Military via AP)

    Nigeria Military Releases Photos of Some Rescued Females

    LAGOS, Nigeria—They look calm, subdued. One young woman with a purple traditional hijab covering her head and upper body holds a baby. Few know what... Read more

  • Riot police are deployed in the Musaga neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, Friday May 1, 2015. Anti-government street demonstrations continued for a sixth day in protest against the move by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term in office. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Arrests Rise in Burundi Protests; Protesters Vow to Remain

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi— About 500 students spent the night outside the U.S. Embassy in Burundi’s capital, asking the U.S. for protection as street protests went into... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a northeastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi,File)

    More Women and Children Freed in Nigeria From Extremists

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — More women and children have been rescued from Islamic extremists in the remote Sambisa Forest by Nigerian troops amid reports that some... Read more

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, April 14, 2015, a woman walks past the Masjid Taqwa mosque in the Zana suburb of Kampala, Uganda. A crackdown by Ugandan police on suspected Islamic extremists has sent a current of fear through the Islamic community in Uganda, especially in the Masjid Taqwa mosque whose imam, former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Jamal Kiyemba, was recently arrested. (AP Photo)

    Tanzania Arrests Uganda Islamic Extremist

    KAMPALA, Uganda—The fugitive leader of a Ugandan rebel group operating in eastern Congo has been arrested in Tanzania, Ugandan officials said on Thursday. Ugandan police... Read more

  • South Africa Judge Allows Terminally Ill Man Right to Die

    JOHANNESBURG—A judge has granted a terminally ill man the right to end his life in South Africa, where euthanasia is illegal. Judge Hans Fabricius on... Read more

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    9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir

    Kefir is all the rage in the natural health community. It is high in nutrients and probiotics, and is incredibly beneficial for digestion and gut health... Read more

  • Burundi riot police fire tear gas as they chase demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015. Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president's third term bid that they say is unconstitutional as a top U.S. diplomat headed to the East African nation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Burundi Protests President Running for Third Term

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi—Protesters were again on the streets Wednesday, angry over the Burundian president’s third term bid that they say is unconstitutional, as a top U.S... Read more

  • In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a northeastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi,File)

    Nigeria Women Rescued From Boko Haram Need Psychological Treatment

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria’s military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their... Read more

  • Nigerian Soldiers man a check point in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a northeastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists. (AP/Lekan Oyekanmi)

    Military Evacuating Girls, Women Rescued From Boko Haram

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — After carrying out a mass rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from the forest stronghold of an Islamic insurgent group,... Read more

  • This Monday, May 12, 2014, file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. On the first anniversary of the kidnapping by Islamic extremists of hundreds of girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday, April 14, 2015, that he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing. A year after the April 14-15, 2014, mass abduction at a school in Chibok. (AP Photo)

    Nigeria Army Rescues 300 Women and Girls, None From Chibok

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive Tuesday against Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said,... Read more

  • Ethiopia Ponders Stiffer Penalties for Human Smuggling

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is drafting a new law to stiffen punishments for human trafficking in an attempt to stem a wave of... Read more

  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi)

    Sudan’s Al-bashir Re-Elected With 94 Percent of Vote

    KHARTOUM, Sudan—Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international... Read more

  • Demonstrators walk through the streets of Johannesburg Thursday, April 23, 2015 protesting  against  recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Nigeria Recalls Diplomats From South Africa Over Attacks

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of “ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners,” according to a government statement. Seven people have been... Read more

  • In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, a view of the historic Meroe pyramids in al-Bagrawiya, 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

    Sudan’s Pyramids, Nearly as Grand as Egypt’s, Go Unvisited

    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan—The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of... Read more

  • Demonstrators walk through the streets of Johannesburg Thursday, April 23, 2015 protesting against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. The protesters walked through the center of Johannesburg passing neighborhoods that are home to many immigrants, a large number of whom come from other African countries. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Nigeria Recalls Diplomats After Immigrant Attacks in South Africa

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of “ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners,” said a government statement. Seven people have been killed... Read more

  • A publicity image from Pikolinos showing a Maasai woman embroidering a piece of leather with beads. (Courtesy of Pikolinos)

    How a Shoe Company Helped Grow a Women’s Economy Among the Maasai

    Before he became a Maasai chief, it was “William” Kikanae Ole Pere’s childhood dream to make life better for his community in the Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya. As a child,... Read more

  • Women carrying children queue for food at a temporary refugee camp for foreign nationals, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, April 20, 2015. A total of seven people have died in attacks on immigrants in South Africa in the past week bringing the South African president to postpone a key ceremony, his office said Monday. The anti-immigrant violence has been in specific areas of Durban and Johannesburg. Six people died in attacks in the coastal city of Durban, where looters broke into shops owned by immigrants, police said. The violence has since subsided. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Rights Groups Demand Action Agaimnst Anti-Immigrant Violence in South Africa

    HARARE, Zimbabwe—More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union’s human rights body to ensure that South Africa take “concrete steps” to prevent further... Read more

  • State police stand next to a charred passenger bus, that was extinguished by firefighters in Guadalajara, Mexico, Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo)

    7 Dead in Mexico Amid Violence During Anti-Cartel Operation

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico—At least seven people died as flames and gunfire erupted around the western Mexico state of Jalisco on Friday when a military operation targeting... Read more

  • In this April 16, 2015 photo, cacao beans are stored at the Agropampatar chocolate farm Co-op in El Clavo, Venezuela. Venezuela’s fine cacao, the raw ingredient for chocolate, is among the most sought-after in the world. Yet sellers can’t get the crop to those who want it. This winter the government canceled export permits and the beans are still sitting in burlap sacks on the same land where they were harvested with machetes and spread in the sun with wooden rakes. Workers say some of it is starting to go bad. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Venezuela Interfering in Its Highly Profitable Cacao Export Industry

    EL CLAVO, Venezuela—William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans inside. He’s part of a chocolate trade that... Read more

  • a worker holds a handful of dry cacao beans ready to sell at the Agropampatar chocolate farm Co-op in El Clavo, Venezuela. Venezuela’s fine cacao, the raw ingredient for chocolate, is among the most sought-after in the world and connoisseurs still rhapsodize about Venezuelan beans, their complex flavor, the way they linger in the mouth, and the high and low notes they lend to the chocolate sold in places like Switzerland and Belgium. (AP/Fernando Llano)

    Export Freeze Sows Bitterness in Venezuela Chocolate Trade

    EL CLAVO, Venezuela—William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans inside. He’s part of a chocolate trade that... Read more

  • Plumes of smoke and ash billow from the Calbuco volcano as seen from Puerto Varas, Chile, Friday, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Chileans Moved After Dangerous Volcanic Mudflows Detected

    ENSENADA, Chile—Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby... Read more

  • People walk past Petrobras building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 12, 2014. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

    Petrobras Reveals $17 Billion Financial Loss, Costly Corruption

    Brazilian oil giant Petrobras put a number to its losses Wednesday, showing a total financial loss of $16.77 billion in corruption and asset write offs... Read more

  • The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the 1,500 inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with residents of two smaller communities.(AP Photo/Diego Main/Aton Chile)

    Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Anew; Ash Causing Concern

    SANTIAGO, Chile — Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile have sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns that it... Read more

  • Alondra Luna Nunez, second from left, attends a press conference with her parents, right, Gustavo Luna and Susana Nunez, after landing at the Guanajuato International Airport in Silao, Mexico, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The 14-year-old Mexican girl, who was taken from her school by police and sent kicking and screaming to the U.S., returned home after DNA tests showed she is not related to an American woman searching for her missing daughter. There was no immediate explanation of why authorities did not confirm her identity before sending her out of the country. The woman at far left is an unidentified human rights worker. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)

    Mexican Authorities Send Girl to US in Case of Mistaken Identity

    MEXICO CITY—A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA... Read more

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    The Calbuco Volcano in Chile Just Erupted — See the Incredible Video

    The Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted on Wednesday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue warnings to locals. The plume of smoke and ash shot about several... Read more

  • A young boy carries a cross with a message that reads in Spanish; "Enough of the shedding of immigrants' blood," during a Mass at the the Basilica of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Saturday, April 18, 2015. A group of Central American migrants, who made a pilgrimage to the Basilica Saturday, is caravanning through Mexico asking for greater protection for transiting migrants. Tens of thousands of migrants have disappeared while making their journey through Mexico, where they are vulnerable to extortion and abuse by both police and criminal gangs. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Migrants’ Protest Convoy Reaches Mexico City With Complaints

    MEXICO CITY— About 200 participants in a protest convoy of Central American migrants arrived in Mexico’s capital Saturday and filed abuse complaints with the government’s... Read more

  • In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Cuban dissident Hildebrando Chaviano works at his laptop inside his home in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    2 Cuban Dissidents up for Election in Unprecedented Vote

    HAVANA—At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on... 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

  • The three towers at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System are shown in operation on July 23, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Destructive Cyberattacks Target Critical Infrastructures in the Americas

    Critical infrastructures are the systems that keep a country running. They’re the energy grids, the water supply, natural gas, and other areas needed to keep... Read more

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    Mining in Haiti on Hold Amid Uncertainty and Opposition

    CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti—The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph... Read more

  • This image from the host broadcaster pool video shows U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro exchange handshakes on Friday April 10, 2015, at the opening of the Summit of the Americas in Panama. (AP/Host Broadcaster)

    Obama, Castro Vow to Pursue New Future for US and Cuba

    PANAMA CITY—President Barack Obama declared his refusal to refight the Cold War battles of the past on Saturday while Cuban President Raul Castro rallied to... Read more

  • Federal police stand next to a bullet riddled and burned car after a criminal gang ambushed a police convoy near the town of Soyatlan, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Monday, April 6, 2015. According to the Jalisco state prosecutors office, at least 15 state policed officers were killed and five others wounded, the single deadliest attack on Mexican police in recent memory. (AP Photo)

    Mexico Drug Gang Ambushes Police Convoy, Killing 15

    MEXICO CITY—The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on Mexico’s violent and growing Jalisco New Generation cartel a day after the gang mounted a bloody ambush... Read more

  • In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, UNASUR leaders pose for a group photo at the inauguration of the new UNASUR headquarters building in Quito, Ecuador. From left to right are Suriname's President Desi Bouterse, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, UNASUR General Secretary and former Colombian President Ernesto Samper, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, and Bolivia's President Evo Morales. The South American regional bloc did attempt to mediate between the Venezuelan government and the opposition last year. But that effort fell through, and observers see those leaders as loath to try again. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)

    Latin America Leaders Unwilling to Address Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

    PANAMA CITY—From Mexico to Brazil, leaders in Latin America have largely kept silent amid charges of human rights abuses in Venezuela and are unlikely to... Read more

  • The Colima Volcano is seen early Friday, June 10, 2005, at the Carrizalillo Lagoon Park 665km (412 miles) west of Mexico City.

    Photo Shows Lightning Flash in Volcano in Mexico

    For locals, it’s a frightening experience, but for everyone else: Amazing. The Colima volcano eruption in Mexico produced some spectacular photos over the weekend, completely... Read more

  • World powers pose for a group photo during a press event after the end of a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks in the Learning Center at the Swiss federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

    Israeli Spokesman Calls Emerging Iran Nuclear Deal Dangerous

    JERUSALEM— A preliminary agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program is a “step in a very, very dangerous direction,” leaving much of Tehran’s nuclear infrastructure intact,... Read more

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    Airbnb Offers Cuba Lodgings in Major US Business Expansion

    HAVANA—The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on... Read more

  • This frame grab of a video from the news station Noticias Ciudad del Carmen shows a fire burning at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico along the Mexican coast before sunrise on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The fire broke out overnight at the Abkatun Permanente platform, located in the Campeche Sound, near the coast of the Mexican states of Campeche and Tabasco. (AP Photo/Noticias Ciudad del Carmen via APTN)

    Pemex Oil Rig Fire in Gulf of Mexico Kills Four

    MEXICO CITY—A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping... Read more

  • Nepalese people search for belongings from their damaged homes in Sankhu town in the Kathmandu Valley on May 3, 2015, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

    3 Survivors Rescued From Rubble Days After Nepal Quake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—Rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days since the earthquake, an official said Sunday. Two men and a... Read more

  • A Nepalese boy runs past houses destroyed by last week's earthquake in Pauwathok village, Sindhupalchok district, Nepal, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Life has been slowly returning to normal in Kathmandu, but to the east, angry villagers in parts of the Sindhupalchok district said Saturday they were still waiting for aid to reach them. In the village of Pauwathok, where all but a handful of the 85 houses were destroyed, three trucks apparently carrying aid supplies roared by without stopping. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    The Latest on Nepal: 3 Pulled From Rubble 8 Days After Quake

    4:20 p.m. (1035 GMT) Rescuers have pulled from the rubble three survivors in a mountainous village, eight days since the earthquake. Surya Prasad Upadhaya, government... Read more

  • A Nepalese Army helicopter flies over the site of a landslide during a rescue operation in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Dinesh Gole)

    The Next Challenge for Nepal: Using Satellite Data to Prevent Landslide Deaths

    The tragedy in Nepal has already claimed more than 6,000 lives, but some experts believe the total death count could be as much as 10 times that. Minor... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 photo, a South Korean soldier stands as a North Korean flag flies atop a 160-meter (533-foot) tower in the village of Gijungdong, near the North side of the border village of Panmunjom. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    N. Korea Arrests S. Korean Studying in US for Illegal Entry

    PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last... Read more

  • A woman takes care of her daughter as she lays in bed at a temporary hospital suffering from Typhoid fever after the earthquake in Kathmandu on April 30. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

    Latest Updates on Nepal: One Week Later

    5:50 p.m. (8:05 a.m. Saturday ET) In Kathmandu, hundreds of volunteers have turned out to help those who have been left homeless by the magnitude-7.8... Read more

  • Thai police officials measure a shallow grave in Padang Besar, Songkhla province, southern Thailand, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Police officials in Thailand trekked into the mountains to dig up shallow graves Saturday, after the grim discovery of an abandoned jungle camp renewed calls for a crackdown on the human trafficking networks operating in the Southeast Asian country. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch)

    Thai Police Dig up 26 Bodies at Suspected Trafficking Camp

    PADANG BESAR, Thailand— Police officials in Thailand trekked into the mountains and dug up 26 bodies from dozens of shallow graves at an abandoned jungle... Read more

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    Impressive Drone Footage Shows Nepal Earthquake Aftermath

    Nearly one week ago a massive earthquake hit Nepal, killing at least 6,200 people and collapsing buildings, temples, and homes. In the days following the devastating earthquake, Kishor Rana... Read more

  • A Nepalese victim of the earthquake walks among debris of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu on April 30. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

    Nepal Quake Could Have Been Much Worse: Here’s Why

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu’s old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the... Read more

  • Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, sit in a boat after being intercepted crossing the Naf River by Bangladeshi authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Anurup Titu)

    Thai Police Find Graves of Suspected Trafficking Victims

    HAT YAI, Thailand—Police found dozens of shallow graves, a corpse and an ailing survivor Friday at an abandoned jungle camp in an area of southern... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners hold a candlelight vigil as a peaceful protest near the Chinese Consulate in New York, on April 25, 2014. Falun Gong practitioners have peacefully exposed the persecution of their beliefs in China. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Australian Officials Condemn the Chinese Regime’s Forced Organ Transplants

    The Chinese Communist Party has been using prisoners of conscience–mainly Falun Gong practitioners, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Christians–as living and unwilling sources for organ... Read more

  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Filipinos Urged to Turn Off Appliances During Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

    MANILA, Philippines—An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his... Read more

  • Members of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions shout slogans during a May Day rally against the government labor policy and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago, in front of the Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 1, 2015. Thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying banners and wearing yellow jackets, the color identified with supporters the families of the ferry disaster victims, occupied several downtown streets and sporadically clashed with police officers. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Thousands of South Koreans Protest Over Govt Labor Policies

    SEOUL, South Korea— Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul on Friday for a third week to protest government labor policies and the handling of... Read more

  • Burma migrants and Rohingya Muslims are escorted by Thai police as they are charged in Nakhon Si Thammarat province on March 30, 2015. Thai police said they had charged 70 migrants from Burma and six Rohingya Muslims with illegal entry after they were arrested on a train bound for a southern province bordering Malaysia. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Thailand Police Find Graves of Suspected Trafficking Victims From Burma

    HAT YAI, Thailand—Police in Thailand found dozens of shallow graves Friday and at least one corpse in an isolated mountain shelter that is believed to... Read more

  • Earthquake Shakes Papua New Guinea, No Injuries Reported

    SYDNEY—A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Friday, but no tsunami was seen and there were no immediate... Read more

  • Krishna Devi Khadka is carried on a stretcher after being rescued from a building that collapsed in Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

    Teenager Rescued From Rubble 5 Days After Nepal Quake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—A long-absent noise — cheers — rang out in Nepal’s capital Thursday as rescuers pulled a teenager alive from the earthquake rubble he had... Read more

  • North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong waits on March 3, 2015 before addressing delegates at the 28th Human Rights Council at United Nations headquarters in Geneva. (Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images)

    North Korean Diplomats Cause Chaos At UN Human Rights Event

    UNITED NATIONS— A U.S.-organized event on North Korea’s human rights briefly turned into chaos at the U.N. Thursday as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading... Read more

  • Former Chairwoman of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) or Red Shirts, Thida Thavornseth talks to reporters as she leaves the Bangkok South Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, April 30, 2015. An inquest into the death of a Reuters video journalist shot during a Thai military crackdown on protesters in 2010 has ended inconclusively, with the court saying it cannot determine if soldiers or protesters fired the fatal shot. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand Finds No Fault in Killing of Reuters Cameraman

    BANGKOK—Five years after a Reuters video journalist was shot dead during a protest in Thailand, a court said Thursday that its inquest was unable to... Read more

  • This April 30, 1975 photo provided by former U.S. Marines Master Gunnery Sgt. Juan Valdez of Oceanside, California, shows himself, rear center, sitting on the last helicopter leaving the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam. On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, 13 Marines returned to dedicate a plaque to their two fallen brothers at the site of the old embassy, which is now the U.S. Consulate. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Juan Valdez via AP)

    Last US Marines to Leave Saigon Describe Chaos of War’s End

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam— As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor... Read more

  • In this file photo taken Monday, July 14, 2014, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, center, raises her hands with some of the escaped kidnapped school girls of government secondary school Chibok, during a news conference, in Abuja, Nigeria. On the first anniversary of the mass kidnapping by Islamic extremists of hundreds of girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga, file)

    Pakistani Court Jails 10 for Involvement in Attack on Malala

    MINGORA, Pakistan— A public prosecutor says a Pakistani court has sentenced 10 militants to life in prison for their involvement in the 2012 attack on... Read more

  • Nepal policemen cordon off the area as they and US rescue workers prepare to pull out Pemba Tamang, a teenage boy from the rubble of a building five days after the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Crowds cheered Thursday as Tamang was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-story Kathmandu building that collapsed around him five days ago when an enormous earthquake shook Nepal. (AP Photo / Manish Swarup)

    Nepal Earthquake Survivor Rescued After 5 Days

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—A long-absent noise — cheers — rang out in Nepal’s capital Thursday as rescuers pulled a teenager alive from the earthquake rubble he had... Read more

  • Mien Nguyen holds a flag at the Journey to Freedom Day rally on Parliament Hill, April 30, 2015. Nguyen and his family walked through Cambodia to Thailand to escape from Vietnam before they eventually made it to Canada. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Vietnamese-Canadians Remember Fall of Saigon 40 Years Ago

    OTTAWA—Forty years ago on April 30, 1975, Republic of South Vietnam president Duong Van Minh surrendered Saigon to the communist North Vietnamese forces. Although the... Read more

  • Major Quebec Retailers May Have to Include French Wording in Their English Names

    QUEBEC—Premier Philippe Couillard is not excluding the possibility of tightening Quebec’s language law to force major retailers to include French wording in their commercial trademark... Read more

  • Dr. Donald Low walks through the laboratory in Toronto’s Mount Sinai hospital, Feb. 19, 2008. With more than half of Canada’s lab technicians coming up for retirement within the next 10 years, politicians are being warned of a looming shortage. (The Canadian Press/J.P. Moczulski)

    Politicians Warned of Looming Lab Technician Shortage in Canada

    Over half of Canada’s medical lab technicians will be eligible to retire over the next five to ten years, creating a shortage that may negatively... Read more

  • Han Guangsheng, a Toronto resident who defected to Canada from China in 2001, says the large numbers of people cutting their ties with the Chinese Communist Party symbolizes hope for a better future for China. (NTD Television)

    ‘Quit the Party’ Movement Bodes Well for China, Says Former Official

    OTTAWA—The milestone of 200 million people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its related organs has given a former Chinese official who defected to... Read more

  • Parents Will Have to Agree to Disagree with Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum: Wynne

    TORONTO—The premier of Ontario says parents opposed to the province’s updated sex-ed curriculum will “have to agree to disagree” with her government on the new... Read more

  • The medium-security Matsqui prison in Abbotsford, B.C. Federal prisons are not the hotbeds of radical extremism some make them out to be, according to research by the Correctional Service of Canada. (The Canadian Press/Richard Lam)

    Scant Evidence Prisons Are Terrorist Breeding Grounds

    OTTAWA—Federal prisons are not the hotbeds of radical extremism some make them out to be, according to research by the Correctional Service of Canada. And... Read more

  • Liberal MP Irwin Cotler speaks during a press conference last November. Cotler introduced a bill on April 27, 2015 to restore hate speech provisions to the Canada Human Rights Act, which were repealed in 2013. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Cotler Seeks to Restore Anti-Hate Speech Provisions in Human Rights Act

    Liberal MP Irwin Cotler introduced a private member’s bill this week that would restore provisions against hate speech to the Canadian Human Rights Act. He... Read more

  • Arguments Over Evidence Puts Duffy Trial on Pause Until Next Week

    OTTAWA—Mike Duffy’s trial has been put on pause while lawyers argue over the admissibility of a Senate report. Justice Charles Vaillancourt will hear arguments Monday... Read more

  • More Shots Fired in Surrey After Premier Assures Residents Amid Gang War

    SURREY, B.C.—There has been more gunfire in Surrey, B.C., hours after Premier Christy Clark assured residents all possible efforts are being made to combat an... Read more

  • Court Hears of Mother’s Pain as Couple Sentenced for Loretta Saunders Murder

    HALIFAX—A Halifax judge has sentenced a couple to life in prison for the murder of Loretta Saunders, whose remains were found inside a hockey bag... Read more

  • Joni Mitchell sings onstage during her 70th birthday tribute concert as part of the Luminato Festival at Massey Hall in Toronto on June 18, 2013. Hospitalized since the end of march, Mitchell's health is the subject of conflicting information, with her website stating she is alert and expected to make a full recovery, while a longtime friend says in a court filing that she is unconscious and unable to care for herself. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Health of Hospitalized Singer Joni Mitchell Subject of Conflicting Reports

    LOS ANGELES—The health of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been the subject of conflicting information, with her website stating she is alert and expected to make... Read more

  • Nepalese villagers stand in a queue to receive food being distributed on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 29, 2015. The massive earthquake that shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley has left hundreds of thousands living in the open without clean water or sanitation. (AP Photo/Bernat Amangue)

    Military Flight Evacuates Canadians From Quake-Stricken Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—An RCAF plane carrying approximately 100 people who survived a massive earthquake in Nepal arrived in New Delhi late Wednesday, April 29, the Canadian... Read more

  • Canadian athletes model the Hudson’s Bay Pan Am/Parapan Am Games official new team uniforms in Toronto on April 28, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Canadian Pan Am Games Uniforms Pay Homage to the Past

    TORONTO—Canadians competing on home soil at this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will don uniforms celebrating the country’s iconic symbol that also pay... Read more

  • Adherents of Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, gather across the street from the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on April 24, 2015, to commemorate the peaceful protest 16 years ago, on April 25, 1999, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Beijing to call on the central government to allow them to practice their faith free from harassment. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Marks 16 Years Since April 25 Peaceful Protest in China

    OTTAWA—Ottawa Falun Gong practitioners as part of a nationwide and worldwide demonstration took to the grassy area across the street from the Chinese embassy on... Read more

  • Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday that he could not discuss the details of legislation signalled in the budget that would compel some companies to disclose cyber breaches to the federal government. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada’s Budget Says New Laws Will Require Companies to Disclose Cyber Breaches

    OTTAWA—The government is keeping tight-lipped about pending legislation signalled in the budget that would force some companies to disclose cyber breaches, but a spokesperson for... Read more

  • Winnipeg Man Recycles 41,767 Cigarette Butts

    WINNIPEG—A Winnipeg chain smoker is being called a “rock star” by a global recycling company. TerraCycle Canada provides free waste collection programs for things that... Read more

  • Australian Police Seek Leads in Case of Canadian Man Who Vanished 45 Years Ago

    BEACHPORT, Australia—Police in South Australia are hoping to stir up new leads in the case of a Saskatchewan man who vanished 45 years ago while... Read more

  • Critics Say Prentice Budget Reversal Raises Questions About Alberta Campaign

    EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, preparing Wednesday for a critical election leaders’ debate, faced criticism his signature tough-love budget is nothing more than a bendy Progressive... Read more

  • Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talks to reporters about the federal budget in the foyer of the House of Common on April 21, 2015. Insiders say Trudeau intends to soon unveil at least one major economic plank from the Liberals’ eventual election platform. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tan)

    Trudeau to Reveal Major Economic Plank Now That Fiscal Landscape Clear

    OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau is starting to show some of his economic cards now that the Conservative government has laid its election hand on the table. The... Read more

  • The CGS Des Groseilliers, an icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard, sits in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, on Aug. 23, 2014. As Canada prepares to hand off leadership of the Arctic Council to the United States this weekend, a new survey suggests security fears are growing among people in Arctic countries. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    People in Arctic Countries Concerned About Potential Conflict: Survey

    IQALUIT, Nunavut—Security fears in the Arctic are growing, suggests a new survey of people from the eight countries that ring the North Pole. “There is... Read more

  • Far right party National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses reporters at the party's headquarters in Nanterre, west of Paris, Sunday May 25, 2014, following the victory of her party in the European Elections.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    France’s Le Pen: Send Migrants Back Across Mediterranean

    PARIS— Far right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says France should send migrants back across the Mediterranean Sea to stop them from taking dangerous... Read more

  • Two women walk through the main entrance of the concentration camp memorial in Dachau, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, where the wrought-iron gate  with the slogan 'Arbeit macht frei' ('work sets you free') is missing. Police said in a statement that security officials noticed early Sunday the gate section measuring 190 by 95 centimeters (75 by 37 inches) was missing. They said that whoever stole it during the night would have had to climb over another gate to reach it. (AP Photo/dpa, Andreas Gebert)

    Merkel Joins Survivors, US Vets to Mark Dachau Liberation

    DACHAU, Germany— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp along with survivors and some of... Read more

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    Italy: 3,690 Migrants Rescued From Mediterranean in 1 Day

    ROME— The Italian Coast Guard says 3,690 migrants have been rescued at sea in 17 different operations. The rescue operations took place Saturday in the... Read more

  • Town crier Tony Appleton makes an announcement of the birth of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's second child, a daughter, outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter weighing 8lbs 3oz, Kensington Palace announced. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

    It’s Girl: Prince William and Kate Face Transition

    LONDON— It is a period of transition for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, with the birth of a daughter even as William adjusts... Read more

  • German police officers search for evidence in a forest near Oberursel, Germany, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Germany Foils Suspected Boston-Style Attack

    BERLIN—German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for Friday, seizing a cache... Read more

  • Bosnian girls read a notice of the death of police officer Dragan Djuric, who was killed in an attack at a police station, at a hospital in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested a man with suspected links to a gunman who stormed into a police station in the country's Bosnian Serb region shouting "Allahu akbar," killing one policeman and wounding two others before he died in the shootout. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnia Authorities Identify Suspects in Police Station Attack

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Bosnian authorities on Thursday identified two suspects arrested in connection with a fatal attack on a police station, including one already under investigation for... Read more

  • A Chinese navy vessel attends an offshore blockade exercise during the third phase of the Sino-Russian 'Peace Mission 2005' joint military exercise on August 23, 2005 near Shandong Peninsula, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    China-Russia Navies Planning First Joint Mediterranean Maneuvers

    BEIJING—The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China’s Defense Ministry announced... Read more

  • People walk past an exchange office sign showing currency exchange rates in downtown Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fading economy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Russia Cuts Key Interest Rate To 12.5 Pct To Help Economy

    MOSCOW— The Russian Central Bank has cut its key interest rate by 1.5 percentage points to 12.5 percent to stimulate the economy as it heads... Read more

  • Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks at the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Union in Riga, Latvia on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Dmitris Sulzics/F64 Photo Agency via AP)

    Greece Signals Summer Concessions in Bailout Talks

    ATHENS, Greece— Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has indicated his country’s left-wing government could make concessions on key demands by bailout lenders over the summer,... Read more

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    Angry Birds to Help Save Their Counterparts in South Pacific

    HELSINKI— Angry Birds are getting angrier, because some of their real-life counterparts in the South Pacific are facing extinction. Rovio, the creator of the hugely... Read more

  • Leonid Sviridov, a journalist for the pro-Kremlin news agency, speaks to The Associated Press in Warsaw, Poland. The Polish Internal Security Agency has accused Sviridov of posing a threat to Poland’s security and says he should be deported. The case comes amid tensions between the West and Russia over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. (AP/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Polish Authorities Say Russian Reporter a Danger to Poland

    WARSAW, Poland—Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland’s security, saying Wednesday that he should... Read more

  • Iranian warship Alborz, foreground, prepares before leaving Iran's waters. (AP/Fars News Agency, Mahdi Marizad)

    Shipping Company Says Crew of Vessel Seized by Iran Is Safe

    BERLIN—The operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel boarded by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz said Wednesday it has confirmed... Read more

  • French School Bans Muslim Girl’s Long Skirt as Against Law

    PARIS— A 15-year-old French Muslim girl has missed school for two days this month in a dispute over her long black skirt, seen as going... Read more

  • Media surrounds retired Lt. Col. Alexandru Visinescu, who ran the Ramnicu Sarat communist prison from 1956 to 1963 as he leaves a court in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, after attending the first hearing of a trial in which he is charged with crimes against humanity. Visinescu, who turns 89 this week, told The Associated Press earlier that the court would have to prove his actions led to prisoners’ deaths and denied wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Romanian Gov’t Declassifies Communist-Era Prison Documents

    BUCHAREST, Romania— Romania’s government has declassified secret documents relating to prisons where hundreds of thousands of opponents of the former communist regime were incarcerated. The... Read more

  • Bosnian man Andjelko Djuric ,45, shows photos of his late brother Dragan Djuric police officer who was killed in Monday's attack at a police station, in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Sarajevo, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Bosnian police on Tuesday arrested a man with suspected links to a gunman who stormed into a police station in the country's Bosnian Serb region shouting "Allahu akbar," killing one policeman and wounding two others before he died in the shootout. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnia Mourns Victim of Police Station Attack

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina— Bosnia is mourning a policeman who was killed in what authorities are treating as a terrorist act committed by a Muslim gunman in... Read more

  • Boats of the Finnish Border Guard patrol the waters outside Helsinki Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (Jussi Nukari/LEHTIKUVA via AP)

    Finnish Navy Drops Depth Charges on Possible Submarine

    Finish authorities said on Wednesday that they dropped depth charges off the Helsinki coast after an unknown object, possibly a foreign submarine, was detected underwater... Read more

  • Kate McCann, left, and Gerry McCann, the parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, as they talk to the media outside a court in Lisbon. (AP/Francisco Seco)

    Madeleine McCann’s Parents Win Portuguese Libel Case

    LISBON, Portugal—The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published... Read more

  • Afghan villagera cross a river as they walk through the site of a landslide following flooding in the Guzargah-e-Nur district of Baghlan province of Afghanistan, on June 9, 2014.  (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 52 Dead in Landslide in Northeast

    KABUL, Afghanistan—A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people on Tuesday, a provincial official said. The stricken area... Read more

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, watches a military exercise of the Ukrainian armed forces in Mykolaiv region, Ukraine, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP/Mykola Lazarenko, Presidential Press Service via AP)

    Ukraine Says Rebels Firing Rocket Launchers Again

    KIEV, Ukraine—Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal,... Read more

  • Serbian border police officers detain Kosovo migrants near the northern Serbian town of Subotica, not far from the border between Serbia and Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Serbia Arrests 15 Suspected Migrant Traffickers

    BELGRADE, Serbia—Serbian police have arrested 15 people suspected of trafficking more than 200 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan toward the European Union. The police... Read more

  • Sita Karka, suffering two broken legs from Saturday's massive earthquake, arrives by helicopter from the heavily-damaged Ranachour village at a landing zone in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Helicopters crisscrossed the skies above the high mountains of Gorkha district on Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake, ferrying the injured to clinics, and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages devastated by the disaster. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Helicopters Evacuate Nepal Earthquake Victims, Mudslide Increases Suffering

    GORKHA, Nepa—Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people,... Read more

  • India Suspends Al-jazeera Broadcasts for 5 Days Over Maps

    NEW DELHI— The TV network Al-Jazeera is off the air in India following a 5-day suspension ordered by the government over maps the network used... Read more

  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), walks the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill alongside Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, Canada on April 15, 2015. PM Modi will continue his official visit to Canada in Toronto and Vancouver. (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)

    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

  • In this Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, Indian policemen prepare to remove a Greenpeace activist as he holds a banner near the area of government offices and the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India. India's home ministry says it is temporarily suspending the registration of Greenpeace India because it is under-reporting foreign contributions and using them without government approval. (AP Photo, file)

    India Accuses Greenpeace, Amnesty, Action Aid, of Working for ‘Western Governments’

    NEW DELHI—India’s home ministry on Thursday temporarily suspended the registration of Greenpeace India, saying it was under-reporting foreign contributions and using them without government approval... Read more

  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a conference by The Environment Ministry in New Delhi, India, April 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India’s Modi Blames Changing Lifestyles for Rising Pollution

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India’s economic development for rising pollution levels that have given the... Read more

  • Two rickshaw pullers wait their turn to consult a doctor about drug addition treatments at a free street clinic in old Delhi on Feb. 9, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Street Clinic in Delhi Gives a Leg Up to the Homeless

    NEW DELHI— Every Monday and Thursday a street side clinic for drug addicts, homeless, and the mentally ill appears amidst the clatter of hawkers and... Read more

  • Mohammed Ayub teaches children from slums at his makeshift school in a park in Islamabad, Pakistan on  March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistani Teaches Underprivileged Kids in Outdoor School

    ISLAMABAD—On any given day in the Pakistani capital, a group of young people can be seen gathered outdoors in an open field, books open and... Read more

  • A man urinating in the garden of Purana Qila, the oldest of the forts in Delhi on Feb. 7. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    India Tries Public Shaming to Tackle Its Culture of Public Urination

    NEW DELHI—It’s a common sight in India to see men peeing against walls and trees in public, a problem that is older than the country’s... Read more

  • Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, left, listens to Klaus Martin Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, during the opening plenary of India Economic Summit in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Business leaders, government, civil society and academia representatives from more than 40 countries are participating in the three-day summit, organised by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), according to news reports. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India’s New Budget Aims to Boost Growth and Infrastructure

    NEW DELHI— India’s finance minister announced the government’s new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high... Read more

  • A woman and her Tsunamika doll at the Upasana Integral Design studio in Auroville, India on Jan. 27, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    Ten Years After Tsunami in India, ‘Tsunamika’ Dolls Still Helping People Rebuild

    PUDUCHERRY, India—A tsunami struck India’s southern coasts in December of 2004, whisking away the livelihoods of fisherman whose boats and other equipment they depended on... Read more

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    Kids in Rural India Are Getting the Wrong Medicine

    Even when health care providers in rural India know the right treatment for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, they rarely prescribe them correctly, according to a... Read more

  • An Indian woman and her children cover their faces with masks as preventive measures against swine flu inside Gandhi Hospital premise in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Swine flu has claimed more than 20 lives in the Hyderabad region in the month of January, according to Indian news reports. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

    Indian Health Authorizes Say 700 Have Died in Flu Outbreak

    NEW DELHI— Health authorities have been struggling to ensure adequate medical supplies reach remote hospitals across northern and western India where a flu outbreak has... Read more

  • A cow at a shelter for abandoned, orphaned, and disabled cows in Kishangarh village, New Delhi, India on Feb. 3, 2015. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    96 Villages Maintain Delhi’s Oldest Shelter for Abandoned Cows

    NEW DELHI—A community-supported shelter for abandoned cows in New Delhi may provide a compassionate solution to India’s stray cattle problem. Roving street cows are ubiquitous... Read more

  • A traditional bone-setting healer applies an herbal paste to a boy in the village of Abishegapakkam in Puducherry on the southeast coast of India on Aug. 8, 2014. (Tatiana Vinodagrova)

    Traditional Bone-Setting Technique in India Uses No X-rays, Painkillers, or Casts

    PUDUCHERRY, India—Keeping their family tradition alive, three brothers in India continue to treat patients using a traditional bone-setting method called “putter kattu” that uses neither... Read more

  • Pacchammal, a terminally-ill patient in her her home in the village of Kuruvinatham, Puducherry on the south east coast of India on Jan. 26, 2015.  (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    It Takes a Village to Care for the Dying: Palliative Care Project in India Attempts just That

    PUDUCHERRY, India—Kumaphavally, 34, had complete body paralysis from a fall she took during pregnancy eight years ago. For almost seven years, she lived in a... Read more

  • Rescuers use machinery to remove the debris after a building that was under construction collapsed overnight, in the town of Mughalsarai, about 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Uttar Pradesh's state capital of Lucknow, India, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. The accident killed 13 members of a family of weavers who were sleeping on the ground floor, police said Sunday.(AP Photo/Press Trust of India)INDIA OUT

    Building Collapses in North India, Killing 13 Family Members

    LUCKNOW, India— A building under rushed construction in a northern Indian town collapsed overnight, killing 13 members of a family of weavers who were sleeping... Read more

  • Sri Lanka’s New President Makes India His 1St Visit Abroad

    NEW DELHI— Sri Lanka’s new president was due to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday for his first trip abroad, underlining India’s importance as a... Read more

  • Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses media at the venue of his sit-in protest in New Delhi on Jan. 21, 2014. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Once Scorned, New Delhi Election Victor Gets 2Nd Chance

    NEW DELHI— There were the public falling-outs with his political allies. There was the crushing defeat when he ran for Parliament against the man who... Read more

  • Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, dance as they celebrate their party's victory in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    India’s Anti-Corruption Party Scores Overwhelming Victory in Delhi State Elections

    NEW DELHI—Eight months after a historic victory in the national elections, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party faced its most embarrassing defeat in recent times... Read more

  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (front R) attends the country's 67th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on Feb. 4. Sirisena has begin shifting Sri Lanka's foreign policy away from a China-centric model. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Break From China, Sri Lanka Leans Towards India

    Newly-elected Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena is trying to repair his country’s damaged ties with India and in doing so balance its relations with China... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, May 2, 2015, Santoshi Shrestha, 23, left,  piles reusable rocks with neighbors in hopes to rebuild their home in the destroyed village of Pokharidanda, near the epicenter of last week's massive earthquake, in the Gorkha District of Nepal. A week after the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near here, in the central Gorkha District, people in many villages along the roads have stopped waiting for the government to bring help.  Their needs are vast, but Nepal is so short on relief supplies and the means to distribute them that officials are focusing on the farthest flung reaches of the remote Himalayas. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Quake Hobbles Nepal, So Villagers Fend For Selves

    POKHARIDANDA, Nepal— Knock-kneed children drag scavenged sleeping mats into tarpaulin tents. Grandmothers clear rocks from demolition sites once called homes. And prodigal sons who rushed... Read more

  • In this June 20, 2014 photo, North Korean people rest next to the railroad tracks in a town in North Korea's North Hamgyong province. The Associated Press was granted permission to embark on a weeklong road trip across North Korea to the country’s spiritual summit Mount Paektu. The trip was on North Korea's terms. An AP reporter and photographer couldn't interview ordinary people or wander off course, and government "minders" accompanied them the entire way. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    S. Korea Confirms College Student Held in N. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea has confirmed that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but says it’s still unclear whether... Read more

  • A Syrian boy mourns in the rubble of a building following a reported air strike by government forces on the rebel held area in the east of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 13, 2015.  (Karam Al- Masri/AFP/Getty Images)

    US To Look Into Claim Airstrike Killed 52 Civilians In Syria

    BEIRUT—A Syrian rights group says the civilian death toll from a U.S.-led airstrike in Syria has climbed to at least 52 as American forces say... Read more

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St Andrew's University in St Andrew's on June 23, 2005 in Scotland. (Photo by the Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages)

    Photos: Timeline of William and Kate from College Sweethearts to Second Baby

    Britain’s royal couple had their second child on May 2, a daughter who becomes fourth in line for the throne. Here are some highlights of the... Read more

  • Jolly Amatya, co- chair of the youth assembly at the United Nation and a Native from Nepal, reads messages on her Facebook page from her friends and family who are in Nepal who were effected by the quake. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How One Young Nepali Woman in NYC Unexpectedly Started a Grassroots Aid Network

    There were voices everywhere. Voices pleading for help and voices crying. Avi Shrestha, a 30-year-old resident in Kathmandu, lifted handfuls of debris as fast as he could... Read more

  • Participants in a discussion on North Korean human rights abuses, many of them North Korean defectors, applaud as the North Korean delegation leave the room at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    North Korean Diplomats Cause Chaos at UN Event on Rights

    UNITED NATIONS—A U.S.-organized event on North Korea’s human rights briefly turned into chaos at the U.N. on Thursday as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading... Read more

  • Romania Town Hall Workers Strike for Higher Wages

    BUCHAREST, Romania—More than 30,000 employees of town halls around the country have gone on strike to demand higher wages. The workers, who staged a one-day... Read more

  • In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo provided by NASA, an ISS Progress resupply vehicle approaches the International Space Station. On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, NASA and the Russian Space Agency declared a total loss on an unmanned Progress capsule, carrying 3 tons of goods to the station. The spacecraft began tumbling when it reached orbit Tuesday, following launch from Kazakhstan, and flight controllers were unable to bring it under control. (NASA via AP)

    Russian Space Station Supply Ship Crashes to Earth After Failed Mission (Video)

    An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft is hurtling back to Earth after an aborted attempt to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). Progress 59 started spinning... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reviews an honor guard at the presidential palace before a meeting in capital Nicosia, Cyprus Wednesday, April, 29, 2015. The two presidents are joined by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for a summit meeting on the east Mediterranean island to discuss ways of tighter economic and security cooperation between the three countries. The leaders will also discuss unfolding developments in neighboring countries including Yemen, Libya, Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Cyprus, Egypt, Greece to Boost Ties on Combatting Terrorism

    NICOSIA, Cyprus— The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece have agreed to step up cooperation on combatting terrorism amid fears over worsening security conditions in... Read more

  • Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) speaks at a rally in Flushing on April 25, 2015, calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China and celebrating 200 million people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party since 2004. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How Did Falun Gong Commemorate April 25 Worldwide?

    On April 25, practitioners of Falun Gong around the globe held commemorative events to remember a historic incident that unfolded sixteen years ago. Two days... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

    Kerry to See Iranian FM as Nuke Talks Hit End Phase

    NEW YORK—Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for... Read more

  • Armenian-Americans march in midtown Manhattan in New York to mark the centennial of the killings of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire _ today's Turkey _ on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Centenary of 1.5 Million Armenian Deaths Marked in NYC

    NEW YORK—A rally in Times Square is marking the centennial of the deaths of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire — today’s... Read more

  • Indian nationals wait in long lines trying to leave at the Tribhuwan International Airport a day after a massive earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Pain of Nepal Earthquake Revealed Quietly on Trip From Nepal Airport

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower. That meant... Read more

  • Nepalese people gather to cremate their family members who died in the earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 2500

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan... Read more

  • Filipino protesters hold slogans calling on the Indonesian government to spare the life of convicted Filipino drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso during a rally outside the Indonesian Embassy in the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Indonesia notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Indonesia Says Convicted Drug Trafffickers Will Be Executed in 72 Hours

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by... Read more

  • In this photo provided by Azim Afif, people are examined for injuries and prepared for helicopter evacuation at the International Mount Guide (IMG) camp at Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Sunday, April 26, 2015. An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp Saturday, killing a number of people and left others unaccounted for. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) all survived the avalanche. (Azim Afif via AP)

    Survivors of Everest Avalanche Describe the Moment

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday’s massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himalayas. The... Read more

  • Sophia Bush and Dan Fredinburg arrive at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles, July 31, 2013. The Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among those who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Google Executive Who Went to Climb Everest Died in Nepal Quake

    NEW YORK—Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among those who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on... Read more

  • Journalists and an Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police officer stand in front of Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto's family house in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Italian government on Thursday deplored the death of an Italian aid worker in a U.S. air strike, calling it a "fatal error" by the Americans. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi expressed his "profound pain" over Giovanni Lo Porto's death and offered Italy's condolences to Lo Porto's family and that of American Warren Weinstein, who was killed in the same airstrike on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both were held hostage by al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Italy Seeks More Information about US Drone Strike Which Killed Hostage Aid Worker

    ROME—Italy said Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike on... Read more

  • In this Saturday, April 18, 2015 file photo, Kazakhstan's President and the main presidential candidate Nursultan Nazarbayev is seen during the opening of the "Moscow" subway station of the Almaty metro system in Almaty, Kazakhstan. As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, April 26, 2015, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country's massive Russian minority taking inspiration from the Moscow-backed insurgency in Ukraine.With authorities clamping down on all opposition, Nursultan Nazarbayev’s re-election is a done deal. The former Communist party boss’ two rivals - a trade union leader and a Communist politician- have negligible public profiles and are standing only to create the illusion of competition. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev, file)

    Kazakhstan Fears Ukraine-Inspired Uprising by Large Russian Minority

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan—As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country’s... Read more

  • Malaysia Airlines plane prepares to land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur. Loss-making Malaysia Airlines, hit this year by the MH370 and MH17 disasters, was expected to announce the company's second-quarter financial figures later on August 28 (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Wreckage ‘Found’ in Bay of Bengal, Report Claims

    An aviation expert is claiming the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014, could be located in the Bay of Bengal... Read more

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    Officials: Arab Coalition ‘Reconnaissance’ Troops in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen— Yemeni military officials say at least 20 Arab coalition troops have landed in the southern coastal city of Aden on a “reconnaissance” mission... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, a former Taliban fighter places a range of bullets before surrendering it to Afghan authorities, as part of a peace-reconciliation program in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Islamic State group controls a third of both Syria and Iraq, where it declared a caliphate governed by an extremely harsh interpretation of Shariah law and demanded the allegiance of the world’s Muslims. The Taliban, by contrast, are narrowly focused on Afghanistan and Pakistan, and some leaders have even responded to past peace overtures. (AP Photo/Reza Shirmohammadi, File)

    Afghanistan: Taliban Offensive Forces Thousands From Homes

    KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.Afghanistan:... Read more

  • Iraqis inspect the wreckages of burnt cars on May 1, 2015 a day after a car bomb attack in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Talbiya. (Ali Al-Saadi /AFP/Getty Images)

    IS Group Claims Iraq Car Bomb Attack That Killed 19

    BAGHDAD— The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a late-night car bomb attack in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it... Read more

  • Iraqis inspect the wreckages of burnt cars on May 1, 2015 a day after a car bomb attack in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Talbiya. (Ali Al-Saadi /AFP/Getty Images)

    Twin Nighttime Bombings in Iraq’s Baghdad Kill 17 People

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi officials say two bomb blasts just minutes apart in a popular commercial area killed 17 people in Baghdad. Police say the two bombs, one... Read more

  • Migrants wait to disembark from a ship in the port of Augusta, Sicily, on March 4, 2015. (Marcello Paternostro/AFP/Getty Images)

    Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Egyptian Coast, Killing 3

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say a boat carrying mostly Sudanese and Syrian migrants has capsized off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, killing three people. Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ismail... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Syrian state television and an activist group say opposition fighters have shelled the government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing several people and wounding dozens. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syria State TV: 12 Killed in Rebel Attack in Aleppo

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian rebels shelled government-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 12 civilians, including three children, state media... Read more

  • A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Hundreds of Families Trapped by Fighting in Yemen’s Aden

    SANAA, Yemen— Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running... Read more

  • People and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Habibya in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 17, 2015. A series of bombings ripped through Baghdad on Friday, mainly targeting public places and killing and wounding civilians, officials said. (AP/Karim Kadim)

    Baghdad Officials Blame Sunni Displaced for Wave of Bombings

    BAGHDAD— Officials in Baghdad are blaming displaced Sunnis fleeing fighting for providing cover for militants to conduct a wave of bombings. Baghdad has witnessed a... Read more

  • A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Border Clash Kills 3 Saudi Soldiers, Yemeni Rebels

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia said three of its soldiers and “dozens” of Yemen’s Shiite rebels were killed in overnight clashes after the rebels carried... Read more

  • Demonstrators try to protect themselves from water, sprayed by a police water canon truck during clashes in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, May 1, 2015.  Clashes erupted between police and May Day demonstrators in Istanbul on Friday as crowds determined to defy a government ban tried to march to the city's iconic Taksim Square.  Security forces pushed back demonstrators with a water cannon and tear gas. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkish May Day Protesters Clash With Police in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL— Police and May Day demonstrators have clashed in Istanbul as crowds determined to defy a government ban tried to march to the city’s iconic... Read more

  • A cross-border attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebel forces resulted in late-night clashes that left three Saudi soldiers and "dozens" of Yemeni rebels dead, according to the Saudi Defense Ministry. A ministry statement said that a group of Yemen's Shiite rebels attacked "border posts and control points" in the southern Saudi province of Najran late Thursday night. Saudi forces, backed by air force fighter jets, repelled the attack, the statement said. A Saudi-led coalition of mostly Sunni Arab nations has been conducting airstrikes inside Yemen for more than a month, seeking to blunt the advance of rebel forces who have overrun the capital, Sanaa, and were advancing deep into southern Yemen. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, are allied with military and security forces loyal to ousted former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemen's Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fled the capital earlier this year after being placed under house arrest by the rebels. Hadi temporarily set up a provisional capital in the southern port city of Aden, but later fled the country as the rebels forces advanced on Aden. Hadi now operates from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Despite more than a month of airstrikes, the campaign has largely failed to halt the rebel advance into southern Yemen. However the Saudi government claims its coalition campaign has destroyed much of the rebel stockpile of missiles and heavy weapons. The United Nations estimates than more than 500 Yemeni civilians, including more than 100 children, have been killed by airstrikes and violence. But Hadi's government puts the civilian death toll at more than 1000.

    Yemen Rebels Attack Across Saudi Arabia Border, Are Repulsed

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—A cross-border attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebel forces resulted in late-night clashes that left three Saudi soldiers and “dozens” of Yemeni... Read more

  • Pakistani soldiers prepare a medical camp for internally displaced Pakistani people, fleeing from military operations against Taliban militants in South Waziristan, at a relief distribution point in Dera Ismail Khan on October 31, 2009. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pakistani PM Claims ‘Peace Has Been Restored’ by Army in Waziristan

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s prime minister on Friday praised the country’s armed forces for defeating militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, which was once considered the main... Read more

  • In this file photo taken Monday, July 14, 2014, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, center, raises her hands with some of the escaped kidnapped school girls of government secondary school Chibok, during a news conference, in Abuja, Nigeria. On the first anniversary of the mass kidnapping by Islamic extremists of hundreds of girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga, file)

    Pakistan Court Jails 10 for Malala Shooting

    MINGORA, Pakistan—A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced 10 militants to life in prison for their involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai,... Read more

  • Afghan and U.S. soldiers gather at the site of a suicide attack that targeted a convoy of U.S. troops in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Aghanistan, Friday, April, 10, 2015. An Afghan official says the bomb killed and wounded several civilians. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)

    Red Cross Concerned About Rise in Afghan Civilian Casualties

    KABUL, Afghanistan— The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is concerned about a rise in civilian casualties as the Taliban wage their spring... Read more

  • Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as GCC summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (AP/Hassan Ammar)

    Saudi King Names Counterterrorism Czar as New Crown Prince

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The Saudi king on Wednesday removed his half-brother from the post of crown prince, replacing him with his nephew, and elevated his son... Read more

  • Turkish Cypriot newly elected leader Mustafa Akinci speaks to his supporters after won the leadership election in Nicosia in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway north part of the divided island of Cyprus, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus. Akinci defeated hard-line incumbent Dervis Eroglu with 60.38 percent of the vote, preliminary official results showed. Turnout for Sunday's vote was just over 64 percent. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    1St Meeting of Split Cyprus’ Rival Leaders Meeting Postponed

    NICOSIA, Cyprus— A Cypriot government official says the first meeting between the country’s Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader... Read more

  • Officials Say Bombings in Iraqi Capital, Baghdad, Kill 8

    BAGHDAD— Officials say bombings in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight people. Police said the deadliest of Wednesday’s attacks took... Read more

  • In this Friday, April 24, 2015 file photo, Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki listens to journalists questions during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia said Tuesday, April 28, 2015, it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out multiple terrorist attacks, including a strike on the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom's capital. Al-Turki said the arrests include a cell of 65 people arrested in March who were involved in a plan that included targeting residential compounds, prisons and security forces. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 93 Terror Suspects Planning US Embassy Attack

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to ISIS who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S... Read more

  • Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki listens to journalists questions during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, April 24, 2015. al-Turki said a Saudi man arrested on suspicion of shooting dead two policemen and wounding two others in separate attacks in Riyadh in March and April was acting on instructions from Islamic State militants in Syria. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

    Saudi Arabia Makes Islamic State Arrests, Thwarting Attacks

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in... Read more

  • U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech during a symposium of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations at the UN University in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    UN: Israeli Actions Killed 44 Palestinians at UN Shelters

    UNITED NATIONS—A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by “Israeli actions” while sheltering at U.N... Read more


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