05/04/2014 1:10amThe sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol is revealing serious safety gaps in the government's monitoring of domestic passenger ships, including regular runs overloaded with cargo.
05/04/2014 3:50amThe former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency says its current leader does not take seriously recent vandalism by ultranationalist Jews of Palestinian and Arab Israeli property.
05/04/2014 4:40amSitting in a cafe in downtown Beirut, Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa's thoughts keep wandering back to his home and favorite place in the world, the northern city of Aleppo, much of which now lies in ruins, demolished by civil war.
05/04/2014 5:00amSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday told families of those missing in a sunken ferry that her heart breaks knowing what they are going through.
05/04/2014 6:00amA Tuareg leader says a resident of Kidal in northern Mali died after being shot at his home in an attack suspected to have been carried out by al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremists.
05/04/2014 6:50amPolice said Sunday they killed three suspected rebels and arrested eight forest guards for alleged involvement in the killings of 31 Muslims in the worst ethnic violence in India's remote northeast in two years.
05/04/2014 7:10amThe United States is prepared to give Congo $30 million in aid for stability and democracy-building — but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
05/04/2014 7:40amThe United Nations secretary-general on Sunday urged world policymakers to do more to address the threat of climate change as negotiators attempt to forge a new global warming pact next year.
05/04/2014 7:40amIran's official news agency is reporting that authorities have detained two Spaniards for alleged illegal hunting after they were found with a captured alligator.
05/04/2014 7:41amOscar Pistorius' murder trial enters a critical phase Monday as his defense team attempts to recover from a faltering start and reinforce the disabled athlete's claim that he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake because he was overwhelmed by a long-held fear of violent crime.
05/04/2014 8:41amLibya's parliament swears in Ahmed Matiq as prime minister after disputed vote.
05/04/2014 9:02amMore than 500 people were attending a memorial service for a 17-year-old German exchange student who was shot dead a week ago in the United States.
05/04/2014 9:40amOscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer predicted that he would wrap up his case by the middle of May, giving the double-amputee athlete about two more weeks to show a judge that his story that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake is reasonable and possible — the test the defense must pass.
05/04/2014 9:50amNorthern Ireland police official: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to be released.
05/04/2014 11:10amIsrael has opened its annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.
05/04/2014 12:00pmA coalition of Mauritania's most prominent opposition parties says they will boycott next month's presidential election, complaining that opposition leaders were not sufficiently consulted before the date was set.
05/04/2014 12:01pmHundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators have stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa and won the release of 67 people detained after deadly clashes last week.
05/04/2014 12:20pmThree people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities said Sunday, as this East African nation struggles to stop a series of terrorist attacks.
05/04/2014 12:40pmFighting and airstrikes in an al-Qaida stronghold in southern Yemen killed six suspected militants and four soldiers Sunday, the military said, part of an ongoing military campaign that killed another 37 fighters overnight.
05/04/2014 12:50pmAs Afghans observed a day of mourning Sunday for the hundreds of people killed in a horrific landslide, authorities tried to help the 700 families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through their village.
05/04/2014 12:50pmEmbattled Syrian President Bashar Assad will face two other candidates in the coming June presidential election, the country's Supreme Constitutional Court announced Sunday, a vote he's widely expected to win amid the country's raging civil war.
05/04/2014 1:10pmInternational nuclear inspectors will visit two sites in Iran in the coming days, the country's official news agency reported Sunday, as an official said that would fulfill a series of demands made by the United Nations nuclear watchdog.
05/04/2014 1:20pmAn Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings that targeted a military checkpoint and a tourist bus, killing at least one soldier and wounding nine in southern Sinai.
05/04/2014 2:01pmGay rights advocates called for a Brazilian law against discrimination as they gathered by the hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world's largest gay pride parades.
05/04/2014 2:20pmOutrage over the deaths of pro-Russian activists in riots in Odessa triggered new violence Sunday in the Black Sea port, where a mob of protesters stormed police headquarters and freed dozens of their jailed allies.
05/04/2014 3:21pmPolice in Brazil have found a lion that was stolen three days ago from an animal shelter in the state of Sao Paulo.
05/04/2014 3:31pmA futuristic proposal flips the traditional designs of today's major train stations vertically.
05/04/2014 3:50pmLibya's parliament swore in an Islamist-backed businessman as the country's new interim prime minister Sunday after a disputed vote and a walkout by secular lawmakers, the latest political turmoil in a country where powerful militias hold sway years after its civil war.
05/04/2014 4:01pmInvestigators in Guyana's capital say two children are among four people who have died after drinking liquid cocaine by mistake.
05/04/2014 4:40pmNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with security, school and state officials and ordered that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday amid growing national outrage at the government's response to the abduction.
05/04/2014 6:59pmA Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.
05/04/2014 9:00pmA strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves though there were no initial reports of major damage. The national broadcaster NHK, citing local authorities, said 17 people were reported injured, some of them from falls as the quake struck.
05/04/2014 9:30pmSinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was released without charge Sunday after five days of police questioning over his alleged involvement in a decades-old IRA killing of a Belfast mother of 10, an investigation that has driven a dangerous wedge into Northern Ireland's unity government.
05/04/2014 9:41pmVice President Juan Carlos Varela pulled off a surprise victory in Panama's presidential election Sunday, thwarting an attempt by former ally President Ricardo Martinelli to extend his grip on power by electing a hand-picked successor.