Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 6:50am
A Jakarta court sentenced an Indonesian woman accused of killing a former classmate with cyanide-laced coffee to 20 years in prison on Thursday, in a dramatic climax to a trial that was broadcast live and became a national spectacle.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 6:40am
Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives restricted the militants' mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said.
Alison Mutler, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 6:20am
A Romanian man asked his country's Constitutional Court on Thursday to recognize his marriage to an American man, in a case that has pitted the nation's conservative majority against those who want to move into the European mainstream.
Munir Ahmed, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 6:10am
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India was expelling a Pakistani diplomat in New Delhi after briefly detaining him on what it called "false and unsubstantiated charges," a sign of increasing tension between the two South Asian nuclear-armed archrivals.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Oct 27th - 4:10am
The U.N. Children's agency called the airstrikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province a day earlier an "outrage," suggesting it may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began nearly six years ago. The attack, according to UNICEF, killed 22 children and six of their teachers.