Krishan Francis, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 9:52am
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon began a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday during which he is expected to discuss post-civil war reconciliation and human rights accountability with the country's leaders.
Maurizio Bellavia and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 9:01am
Two Eritrean baby boys were recovering well at a hospital in Palermo on Wednesday, a week after they were born prematurely in Libya and then — at only 5 days old — put on a cramped boat headed to Europe's shores.
Mark Stevenson and Maria Verza, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 8:50am
President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as rapists and criminals.
The son of an American-Israeli man killed in a Palestinian attack last year has asked the global scout movement to expel its Palestinian branch after local members dedicated a recent training course to one of his father's killers.
Asif Shahzad, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 8:21am
Pakistan has requested that Britain take action against a self-exiled party leader who delivered a speech by phone last week that ignited rioting in Karachi, Pakistan's Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 8:10am
Switzerland's executive branch on Wednesday announced plans to step up processing of asylum requests, building on a referendum result amid a growing backlog of African migrants trying to enter from Italy — many hoping to pass through to reach Germany.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 8:00am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected proposals Wednesday for him to declare a state of emergency on a violent southern island to more rapidly defeat Abu Sayyaf extremists, who killed 15 soldiers in his government's largest single-day combat loss so far.