08/14/2014 2:20amPope to Koreas: Work for peace, avoid 'fruitless' shows of force, as North fires projectiles.
08/14/2014 2:20amAn Afghan official says a roadside bomb has stuck a police car in eastern Laghman province, killing three officers.
08/14/2014 3:20amHundreds of sub-Saharan migrants have tried to scale six-meter (20-foot) barbed-wire fences to enter Spain's northwest African enclave city of Melilla from Morocco for the third day in a row.
08/14/2014 3:50amU.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey on Thursday became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since 1971, seeking to boost military ties between the former foes at a time when Hanoi is embroiled in territorial disputes with China.
08/14/2014 5:30amMoroccan police dismantled a nine-person cell recruiting volunteers to fight with the radical Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Thursday.
08/14/2014 5:40amThe United States will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from the civil war in neighboring Syria, the U.S. ambassador said Thursday.
08/14/2014 7:11amThe upper-caste killer of India's "Bandit Queen" was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes.
08/14/2014 7:30amIt's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim.
08/14/2014 8:20amDivers attached to safety ropes have plunged into waters south of Myanmar's old capital as part of renewed efforts to retrieve a bronze bell that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers.
08/14/2014 9:00amAt least three people were killed Thursday as Egyptian security forces quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marking the anniversary of the killing of hundreds of protesters.
08/14/2014 9:31amAmsterdam's mayor and the organizers of a large children's winter festival have unveiled plans to overhaul the image of "Black Pete" — the sidekick to the Dutch Santa Claus — after protests that the character exhibited racist elements.
08/14/2014 9:40amA British air accident report has recounted how a pilot briefly lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached from the control yoke during landing.
08/14/2014 9:51amSyrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly moving to crush pockets of resistance in the surrounding countryside, activists and state media said.
08/14/2014 10:20amA Ukrainian parliament member who cultivates the image of a fighter against separatists didn't fare well against one of his legislative colleagues, taking a punch in the face and staggering into the arms of spectators.
08/14/2014 10:31amThe last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug are now in the West African country of Liberia. And health officials there are facing an excruciating choice, as they try to decide which few Ebola patients will get the drug.
08/14/2014 10:40amSomalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns and sparked gun battles in a capital that is awash with weapons, said officials who want to get rid of the weapons before they fall into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked fighters
08/14/2014 10:41amVeteran British rock star Cliff Richard is denying the sexual allegations that prompted British police to search a house he owns today.
08/14/2014 10:50amOne of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. They look cuddly and endearing. But a new study says they have a dark side.
08/14/2014 11:21amThe U.N. refugee agency says over 100,000 migrants — more than half of them refugees from war or persecution — have reached Italy by sea this year.
08/14/2014 11:21amGermany's defense minister says her country plans to fly 35 tons of humanitarian aid to northern Iraq and is still considering what military help it could send.
08/14/2014 12:41pmThe group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something almost never heard out loud in Gaza: criticism of its Hamas rulers.
08/14/2014 1:01pmRussian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in a speech Thursday that received surprisingly brief coverage on Russian television.
08/14/2014 1:01pmA cease-fire that continues in the Gaza Strip is now the longest one since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out last month. The five-day extension of a three-day cease-fire is due to run through Monday.
08/14/2014 1:21pmPalestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory.
08/14/2014 2:41pmBrazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate, possibly complicating President Dilma Rousseff's effort to win re-election in October.
08/14/2014 2:41pmIraq's al-Maliki says he will not stand for prime minister; supports candidacy of al-Abadi.
08/14/2014 2:41pmThousands of opposition protesters on Thursday joined large convoys headed to Pakistan's capital Islamabad for a mass rally to demand the ouster of the prime minister over allegations of vote fraud, as police foiled a possible attack on an airport in the southwest.
08/14/2014 3:10pmRaising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory.
08/14/2014 4:01pmU.N. Security Council members have reached agreement on a draft resolution that would punish the recruitment and financing of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria and demand that all al-Qaida-linked groups disarm and disband immediately, diplomats said Thursday.
08/14/2014 4:50pmSupporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide clashed with U.N. peacekeepers Thursday as the popular former leader faced possible arrest for not providing court-ordered testimony in a criminal investigation.
08/14/2014 4:52pmThere is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months.
08/14/2014 5:01pmSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the failure to hold a conference on establishing a nuclear-weapons-free-zone in the Middle East this year could jeopardize the success of next year's review of the landmark 1970 agreement aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear arms.
08/14/2014 5:31pmPresident Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday endorsed newly introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in this drug war-afflicted Andean nation.
08/14/2014 5:40pmGoing my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey.
08/14/2014 7:11pmEmbattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.
08/14/2014 7:41pmA mayor in the western state of Michoacan was detained for allegedly ordering the killing of a friend and extorting her employees and street vendors in her city on behalf of a drug cartel, authorities said Thursday.
08/14/2014 9:21pmWorkers began placing buoys off Okinawa as part of a long-planned and highly contentious relocation of an American military base, which a U.S. official said Thursday was a critical step toward the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan.
08/14/2014 9:30pmThe death toll from the collapse of a six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital has risen to 14, as rescue teams ended their search Friday, four days after the cave-in, police said.
08/14/2014 10:11pmAn official says a court in northern Vietnam has sentenced six people to death for trafficking heroin from Laos to be sold to China.
08/14/2014 10:23pmTwo Japanese Cabinet ministers paid respects Friday at a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted criminals, a move that drew immediate criticism from South Korea, although Japan's prime minister stayed away.