Officials say Australian author and blogger Belle Gibson faces a possible government lawsuit after admitting that she lied about beating a normally deadly brain tumor through healthy eating and natural therapies.
Didi Tang, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 5:20am
The sister of a prominent imprisoned Chinese political activist said Friday she fears her brother is seriously ill and is urging the authorities to allow him access to better medical treatment, in what an international rights group said is the latest example of China routinely denying political prisoners adequate care.
Egypt's state news agency says a prominent rights lawyer has been detained for 15 days pending investigation into a catalog of allegations including plotting a coup, two weeks after security forces stifled demonstrations against the president's decision to give up two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia last month.
Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 4:50am
Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the results rolled in Friday for local and regional elections — races that underscored divisions in the public mood across the United Kingdom.
The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet on Friday dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a "minor hurdle" in relations between the two militaries.
Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted May 6th - 4:10am
A coalition of Syrian rebels and jihadists seized a strategic village from pro-government forces outside the contested city of Aleppo on Friday, signaling the reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative insurgent coalition on the opposition's side in the Syria conflict.
An Algerian man is due to go on trial for allegedly being part of a group that groped a woman on Cologne on New Year's Eve. He's the first person to appear in court for a sexual offense after the events that heightened tensions over Germany's migrant influx.
Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta.
Juan Zamorano and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 6:41pm
Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers.
Tom Odula, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 6:10pm
Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 5:20pm
The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.
Albert Aji and Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 5:10pm
A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 2:11pm
Worried about anti-European Union sentiment fueling nationalism on the continent, a top official said Thursday that the bloc must "stop the radicals" from gaining power by making citizens feel safe amid the migrant crisis.