Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 6:41pm
Two young children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed four people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
Brazilian police widened the probe into a brutal gang rape by suspected drug dealers on the outskirts of Rio after the woman told investigators it wasn't the first time she had been sexually assaulted by traffickers, officials said Tuesday.
Joshua Goodman and Jorge Rueda, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 6:01pm
Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has opened a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order, deepening a standoff triggered by authorities' suspension of a recall referendum against the widely unpopular socialist leader.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 3:02pm
Even as it provides support for Iraq's battle to retake Mosul, the U.S. led-coalition is laying the groundwork to push Islamic State militants out of the Syrian city of Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 2:33pm
Rioters in South Africa set a police vehicle on fire Tuesday and stoned vehicles near a Johannesburg university that has been the scene of sometimes violent protests by students demanding free education.
Joseph Krauss and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 2:01pm
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of "spoiler attacks" had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city.
Turkey's state-run news agency says the mayor of Turkey's largest Kurdish-populated city has been detained for questioning as part of a "terrorism" investigation. A second local pro-Kurdish politician also was detained.
Mexico's national security commissioner insisted Tuesday that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's health is fine after the kingpin's common-law wife filed a complaint saying he's faring poorly behind bars.
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town far from the Mosul offensive, but the U.S.-led coalition said the militants have not succeeded in diverting resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 12:02pm
An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "collaboration with a hostile government," another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.
Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 11:50am
An Israeli was shot and killed near a border fence with Egypt on Tuesday, Israel said, in an incident that an Egyptian official said occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook him for an illegal migrant and opened fire.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | Posted Oct 25th - 11:42am
The United Nations envoy to Yemen has handed an outline for a peace plan to Houthi rebels in control of the capital which includes depriving their rival, President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, of his authorities and the withdrawal of militias from major cities, a Houthi-affiliated politician said Tuesday.