Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 9:33am
The Philippine defense chief said Friday that authorities are trying to verify a report that Chinese coast guard ships have left a disputed shoal, allowing Filipino fishermen to sail back to the rich fishing area that China seized in 2012.
Susannah George and Geir Moulson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 8:00am
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.
Turkey's state-run news agency says a man charged with assaulting a woman on a bus because she was wearing shorts has been taken into custody for the third time following public outcry at two decisions to release him from jail.
Swedish prosecutors say a request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London without being detained in order to attend a funeral has been dismissed on procedural grounds.
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.