BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China said Saturday that it has convicted 11 men of intentional homicide for the killings of 16 fellow crew members on an oceangoing fishing boat, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is reaching out over social media to young followers gearing up for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.
Francis posted a message on Twitter Saturday touching base with young Catholics en
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says some Palestinian prisoners will be released as part of the new breakthrough by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in efforts to restart Mideast talks.
Israel’s intelligence and strategic affairs
GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — An Italian court on Saturday convicted five employees of an Italian cruise company for the Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32 crew and passengers after it accepted their plea bargains.
The longest sentence went
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president has approved a new law governing next year’s presidential and provincial elections, an important step toward a smooth transition of power in 2014.
Hamid Karzai’s office says he signed a decree on
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two years after he made history by becoming the Navy’s first black pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown lay trapped in his downed fighter plane in subfreezing North Korea, his leg broken and bleeding. His
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government forces are bombing a strategic rebel-held town in the country’s north with heavy artillery and airstrikes for the third straight day, killing at least three people.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say a wave of bombings in southern Afghanistan has killed 15 people, including six members of the country’s security services.
Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, says there were
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president has lifted a state of emergency put in place in the central part of the country after Buddhist-led mobs went on a rampage, killing dozens of Muslims and burning down their shops
PARIS (AP) — Authorities say a few hundred people attacked a police station west of Paris in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils.
An official with the regional police administration said Saturday that
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The white sands of Copacabana beach typically draw millions of sun-worshippers, New Year’s Eve revelers and fans for free concerts by the likes of Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones. In the coming
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has returned to Moscow after his surprise release from jail and says he will push forward in his campaign to become mayor of the Russian capital.
Navalny was sentenced to
CAIRO (AP) — After three weeks, some local residents have started to have enough with Islamist supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi camped out outside a Cairo mosque in their neighborhood to demand he be restored to
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say six urban management officers in south-central China have been detained by police on suspicion of intentionally harming others after a watermelon vendor died in a conflict with the city code enforcers.
TOKYO (AP) — Candidates were making final appeals to Japanese voters ahead of Sunday’s upper house elections that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is expected to easily win.
With the economy picking up, many people are giving
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s main rebel movement says it has been holding a former U.S. serviceman for nearly a month and is offering to release him to a humanitarian commission.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia identifies