A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States.
A volunteer at a school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week says the school has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain wary of safety.
Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.
The bodies of 32 Australian service personnel and their dependents, many of them killed during the Vietnam War, were handed over by Malaysian soldiers to their Australian counterparts Tuesday. Australian officials say it's among the biggest single repatriations in the nation's history.
Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | Posted May 30th - 10:01pm
A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says concerns about environmental contamination will delay the return of up to 2,000 evacuees hoping to move back to their homes in fire-damaged Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray until as late as September.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted May 30th - 7:00pm
A wave of air strikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. The flare up in violence came a day after the opposition's chief negotiator resigned in frustration over the stalled Geneva peace talks with the government of Bashar Assad.
President Mauricio Macri said Monday that he will repatriate $1.3 million in savings from the Bahamas and use the money to buy Argentine treasury bonds because he is confident the struggling economy will recover and thrive.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven't been finalized.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | Posted May 30th - 2:01pm
Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a missile over the border into Saudi Arabia for the first time in weeks in the latest violation of a shaky truce between the insurgents and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.
Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | Posted May 30th - 2:00pm
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.