Susannah George, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 5:30am
The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.
A Swedish court has sentenced a 47-year-old man to seven years' imprisonment for the aggravated sexual abuse of more than 100 under-aged girls via chatrooms, in the largest case of its kind in the Scandinavian country.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 5:20am
China's nearly 4-year-old campaign against corruption is not politically biased and only seeks to defend the interests of the country's 1.3 billion people, a leading Communist Party anti-graft official said Friday.
A teacher was shot and killed as she arrived at school Friday morning in Thailand's deep south, the latest of thousands of people who have died in the region during an insurgency that began over a decade ago, police said.
In a story Oct. 23 about 83 missing Nigerian soldiers, The Associated Press erroneously quoted senior military officers. The story should have quoted Nigeria's Premium Times newspaper citing senior military officers.
France is hosting an international summit of foreign ministers from countries near the western Mediterranean Sea that is expected to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and elsewhere, radicalization, as well as migration.
Two months ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly read out the names of a town mayor and more than 150 other officials he accused of involvement in drug trafficking. On Friday, the mayor and nine of his men were killed in a clash with police, in the deadliest operation in Duterte's anti-drug crackdown.
Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 11:40pm
When Kashmir erupted in anti-India protests almost four months ago, 14-year-old Shazia Batool was sequestered at home — forbidden from venturing out as stone-throwing protesters faced off in street clashes with government forces and demanded an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.