SEOUL — North Korea has confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and mentor, Jang Song Thaek, has been ousted in a ...
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than ...
South Africa and the world is mourning the passing of 95-year-old anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday. Mandela was South Africa's first black president. He held office from 1994 until 1997. ... Full story
In Kabul, Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai repeated his insistence that he will not sign the security pact that was endorsed by the Loya Jirga, or tribal elders on Sunday. ... Full story
The death toll in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the powerful storm that wiped out entire villages in the Philippines two weeks ago, continues to rise with newest numbers reaching over 5,200. That number will surely grow larger as some 1,600 people are still listed as missing. ... Full story
Iran and six world powers entered a crucial third day of talks Friday in Geneva, where they will try to close gaps on a proposed interim deal that would curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. ... Full story
President Barack Obama is appealing directly to lawmakers to delay any new sanctions against Iran while international negotiations aimed at curbing the country's nuclear program continue. ... Full story
South Korean human rights activists say Chinese authorities have arrested a group of North Korean defectors trying to reach a Southeast Asian nation on their way to South Korea. ... Full story
The Council of the largest Canadian city, Toronto, continued to debate the suspension and substitution of powers, duties and office operations of the mayor of that city today. The day has been fraught with heated words and traded barbs prior to the vote that passed resoundingly and stripped the city's mayor of a majority of his traditional powers. ... Full story
After traveling 450 miles from Moscow, a airline 737 jet carrying 44 passengers and six crew crashed as it was coming in for a landing at the Kazan airport in Tatarstan on Sunday evening. ... Full story
Saying that Allah would forgive the man who mistakenly killed a fellow believer, the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq apologized for the beheading of one of their allies, Mohammed Fares, a member of the rebel group Ahrar al-Sham on Friday. ... Full story
A new report out from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released startling statistics on Wednesday, reporting a record high in opium production in Afghanistan this year. ... Full story
MANILA — International humanitarian officials are grappling with the challenges of trying to get help into typhoon-ravaged central Philippines while people on the ground grow more desperate for food, clean water and medicine. ... Full story