Adelaide has sweltered through the highest temperature ever recorded by a major Australian city, peaking at a searing 46.6 degrees Celsius (115.9 degrees Fahrenheit) as the drought-parched nation heads toward potentially the hottest January on record.
About three dozen Cypriots who alleged they were tortured while in custody during fighting against British colonial rule more than 60 years ago say they feel vindicated after the U.K. government agreed to pay them 1 million pounds sterling ($1.3 million).
The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists said Thursday she was dropping out of the race for Nigeria's presidency to form an opposition coalition ahead of next month's election.
Europe's human rights court on Thursday ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox financial damages for police failure to provide legal assistance and a translator during a long night of questioning following the Nov. 1, 2007 murder of her British roommate. But the court said there was insufficient evidence to support claims of psychological and physical mistreatment at the hands of police.
An Australian businessman who was allegedly part of a criminal syndicate that smuggled 1.28 metric tons (1.41 U.S. tons) of cocaine inside a shipment of prefabricated steel from China faced a Sydney court on Thursday after becoming the last of three accused conspirators to be extradited from Serbia.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJan 23rd - 11:33pm
Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repression" as the U.S. released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television held for days as a material witness.
President Donald Trump says he'll postpone his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice Wednesday that Trump wouldn't be allowed to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress next week. Later, Trump tweeted that there's, "no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber."