Mexican soldiers have seized a huge drug stash at a house in the border city of Tijuana, including about two tons of methamphetamine, eight tons of marijuana and 131,500 pills containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
Josef Federman, Associated Press | PostedJun 4th - 10:00am
Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. But his favorite activity was walking to school, where he volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals for his fellow special-needs students.
Helena Alves, Danica Kirka and David Rising, Associated Press | PostedJun 4th - 5:12am
German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 11:44pm
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to move toward ending the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s vast western Darfur region and replacing it with a civilian mission focusing on the country’s democratic transition.
There are no secrets in the tightly packed lanes of Dharavi, India’s largest slum. Everyone knows when an alcoholic husband turns violent, when children are scolded, or when a family has its television turned up too loud.
Mourners are converging in Minneapolis to memorialize George Floyd, whose death at the hands of a police officer sparked national protests on racial injustice. The first of three funeral events for Floyd was set for Thursday afternoon at North Central University in Minneapolis, where a throng of media was awaiting the start of the afternoon service. The Rev. Al Sharpton is among those expected to eulogize the 46-year-old Floyd. Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. and across the globe continue in the wake of his death. In the U.S., protests were largely calmer for a second straight night after new charges against police in Minneapolis were announced.
Jamey Keaten and Jim Gomez, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 10:29pm
The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups.
Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 8:06pm
Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 7:50pm
South Korea said Thursday it planned to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if Seoul fails to prevent the protests.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJun 3rd - 3:30pm
The United Nations said its top envoy in Libya held talks Wednesday with a delegation from Khalifa Hifter’s eastern-based forces to follow up on the agreement by the country’s warring parties to resume cease-fire negotiations, calling it “a positive step.”
A former Ecuadorian president has been detained after authorities raided his home Wednesday and found a gun and medical supplies including masks as part of a wider investigation into corruption during the pandemic.