A shallow earthquake rattled Indonesia's third-largest city Medan on Monday evening, damaging houses and sending thousands of frightened people into the streets. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Fares Akram, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 7:00am
Fuel from Qatar arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday, helping ease a crippling power shortage that has sparked rare demonstrations against the territory's Hamas rulers who responded with a crackdown on protesters.
Susannah George, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 6:50am
Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants on Monday in two key neighborhoods in the eastern half of Mosul, a senior commander said, advancing deeper after fully routing IS from the sprawling complex of the Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the city.
Kenyan artist Evans Yegon is sad to see President Barack Obama leave office. The artist has made a name for himself painting $1,000 portraits of Obama and he's finding the new focus of his work — Donald Trump — a hard sell.
Haruna Umar, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 6:10am
Three suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing a university professor and another child, witnesses and police said. The bombers also died.
Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 5:42am
Cambodia has informed the United States that it is canceling an annual joint military exercise this year, even though planning for the event had already begun, officials from both countries said Monday.
Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 5:00am
An Egyptian court ruled on Monday against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia — a landmark verdict likely to deepen tensions with the kingdom and embarrass President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
A German woman on trial with her boyfriend on charges that they abducted, raped and killed a Chinese student last year has admitted in court she lured the victim into an abandoned building where she was assaulted.
Mike Corder, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 3:11am
Dutch firebrand populist Geert Wilders on Monday accused Prime Minister Mark Rutte of behaving like a "dictator" by ruling out a coalition with Wilders' Party for Freedom after national elections on March 15.
Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press | Posted Jan 16th - 2:20am
The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China after a U.S. think tank reported that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on its man-made islands in the strategically vital South China Sea, the country's top diplomat said Monday.