Malta's government says the small plane that crashed in a fireball soon after takeoff, killing all five crew members aboard, had been heading to Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 4:12am
Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State positions outside Mosul on Monday as fighting to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing over a dozen civilians.
A cross-border exchange of fire in the disputed region of Kashmir killed a soldier and three civilians, and wounded several people, Pakistan and India said Monday, trading accusations over the latest shooting incident.
Ciaran Giles, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 3:10am
Spain appeared close to ending 10 months of political deadlock as King Felipe VI began talks Monday with political party leaders before he is expected to call on conservative acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a government.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 2:00am
America's top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries.
Susannah George and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 1:32am
In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 24th - 12:50am
Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started Monday to drive home the message that his signature anti-graft campaign is far from over and that his authority remains undiminished.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted Oct 23rd - 11:00pm
South Korea's president on Monday proposed revising the country's constitution, which limits leaders to a single five-year term. Critics immediately called it an attempt to divert attention from corruption scandals involving her associates.
Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | Posted Oct 23rd - 10:00pm
The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women is expected to be "particularly horrifying," including photographic evidence of one victim's torture, the judge told prospective jurors as the case got underway Monday.
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | Posted Oct 23rd - 6:51pm
Venezuela's Congress on Sunday declared that the government had staged a coup by blocking a drive to recall President Nicolas Maduro in a raucous legislative session that was interrupted when his supporters stormed the chamber.