Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 3:10am
Cambodia's foreign minister assured the United States on Thursday that the political deadlock in the country will ease soon since opposition lawmakers have agreed to end their boycott of the parliament and attend its upcoming plenary session.
The U.N. Children's agency called the airstrikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province a day earlier an "outrage", suggesting it may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began nearly six years ago. The attack, according to UNICEF, killed 22 children and six of their teachers.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 2:20am
Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives restricted the militants' mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 1:21am
Senior officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to step up pressure on North Korea as they stick to their goal of persuading the communist state to abandon its nuclear weapons.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 1:10am
A Yangon historic-preservation group says Myanmar's largest city and commercial capital is facing its "last best chance" to save many crumbling architectural treasures dating back to the days when Myanmar was the British colony of Burma.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 12:51am
The company that owns an Australian theme park where four people died on a river rapids ride defended its safety record on Thursday as police vetoed plans to reopen to the public three days after the tragedy.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 12:51am
China's ruling Communist Party concludes a key meeting this week aimed at shoring up internal discipline and asserting General Secretary Xi Jinping's authority. The gathering is also expected to lay the groundwork for next year's national congress that will decide major leadership positions and lay out the agenda for Xi's next five-year term.
Nicole Winfield and Colleen Barry, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 10:13pm
A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.
Joshua Goodman and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 8:41pm
Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted Oct 26th - 7:31pm
The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the U.S., after the tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte said he wants his country to be free of visiting American troops possibly within two years.