Japan's NHK television has obtained documents showing former emperor Hirohito repeatedly felt sorry about World War II and tried, unsuccessfully, to express his feelings by using the word "remorse" in a 1952 speech.
The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said.
The White House is insisting the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are strong amid growing concern that a recession could threaten President Donald Trump's reelection next year. But while the U.S. is setting records for low unemployment and the economy continues the growth it's enjoyed since Trump took office, that growth is slowing and stock markets have swung wildly in recent weeks on fears of recession. Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy by cutting interest rates.
A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide was acquitted by a judge at a retrial Monday in a case that attracted international attention to El Salvador's strict abortion laws.
Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press | PostedAug 19th - 10:08am
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved.
Manuel Rueda and Lujan Agusti, Associated Press | PostedAug 19th - 9:59am
A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times.
Mohammed Daraghmeh and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | PostedAug 19th - 9:51am
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests.