News  /  World  / 

Most Recent

Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:42am

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries.

Russian foreign minister says Dutch-led criminal investigation into MH17 crash "biased and politically motivated"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:41am

Russian foreign minister says Dutch-led criminal investigation into MH17 crash "biased and politically motivated"

Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:32am

At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there.

5 jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:31am

Police in Spain, Belgium and Germany on Wednesday arrested five people suspected of forming a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Islamic State armed group, officials said.

UK judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:31am

A British judge on Wednesday banned the publication of stolen photographs of Pippa Middleton after allegations that 3,000 personal images were taken in a hacking attack on her iCloud account.

Afghan official: Airstrike hits house, killing 13 civilians

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:21am

An airstrike hit a residential building in eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 13 civilians, an Afghan official said.

Top US diplomat to visit an increasingly isolated Venezuela

Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:21am

President Nicolas Maduro says a top U.S. State Department official will soon visit Venezuela in a bid to ease tensions between the two nations.

Shark attack survivor campaigns for sharks at UN meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:10am

A medal-winning Paralympian from South Africa lost part of his right leg in a great white shark attack a decade ago. This week, he is an ambassador for sharks at a U.N. wildlife conference.

The Latest: Serbia to seek more EU aid for migrant handling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:10am

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:02am

The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:

Croatian president opens formal talks to form government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

Croatia's president has launched formal consultations with political parties in a step toward forming a new government after a snap election earlier this month.

The Latest: Study: Syria displacement fueled by shelling

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):

Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's eastern rebel-held Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said.

The Latest: Italy calls Israel's Peres a 'symbol of peace'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:50am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Bangladesh withdraws from regional summit in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:40am

Bangladesh announced Wednesday that it will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations in Pakistan in November, following the withdrawal of India, the largest member of the regional bloc, a day earlier.

Swiss military helicopter crashes in Alps, 2 pilots killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31am

A Swiss Super Puma helicopter crashed Wednesday in the Alps, killing the two pilots and injuring a flight assistant, the head of Switzerland's air force said.

India's top court allows Italian marine to stay in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:20am

India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Italian marine can stay in Italy while arbitration continues over the 2012 shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen in which he and another marine were implicated.

Australian state loses power as strong storm lashes region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:10am

An entire Australian state lost power as a strong storm lashed the region Wednesday, causing traffic chaos, stranding people in elevators and prompting police to warn residents to stay inside.

Egypt sentences 40 suspected IS members to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:10am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 40 people to life in prison over alleged ties to the Islamic State group and for helping recruit youth to join the extremists in Syria and Iraq.