Mark Stevenson, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 6:20pm
Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in central Mexico, killing more than 7 percent of the monarchs, experts reported Tuesday.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 5:10pm
North Korea on Tuesday warned that joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States are pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula "to the brink of a war" and asked for an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
Academics and human rights activists in Mexico say a preliminary analysis shows that little attempt was made to identify bodies buried by government officials in a common grave in the central state of Morelos.
Raphael Satter and Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm
WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found.
Suzan Fraser and Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 2:42pm
Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last Syrian frontier towns held by Islamic State militants.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 12:33pm
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a retired Dutch general on Tuesday to lead an independent investigation into allegations that U.N. peacekeepers did not take action to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital.
Mohamed Osman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 12:22pm
South Sudan's former rebel leader and vice president who fled the country last week has re-emerged in neighboring Sudan, which announced Tuesday that he had needed "urgent medical attention." Riek Machar's whereabouts had been largely unknown for weeks, leaving an already fragile peace deal in limbo.
Dave Bryan, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 12:11pm
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that technological advances have made it easier for terrorist and criminal groups to obtain materials needed to make weapons of mass destruction, and some are actively trying to obtain nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to target civilians.