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United Nations slams satellite launch by North Korea

The United Nations on Sunday condemned North Korea's satellite launch as a "dangerous and serious" violation of international restrictions, and the organization threatened new sanctions ...

Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to ISIS

MADRID — Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra during raids Sunday in the ...

Pope Francis plans symbolic visit to Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Pope Francis travels to Mexico this week, saying he wants to "live the faith" of the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country but will ...

Haitian President Martelly departs to make way for interim government

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff ...

Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

TAINAN, Taiwan — As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a ...

Turkey: Reaching limits, but will keep taking in refugees

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said ...

Somali government: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber ...

Egyptian activists demand answers about slain Italian student

CAIRO — The brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, 28, has chilled the large expatriate community in Egypt and sparked questions here and abroad ...

Italy demands swift answers in student's torture slaying in Egypt

ROME — Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian ...

Blows on battlefield stagger ISIS

BEIRUT — The Islamic State's recent defeats on the battlefield signal that its once-vaunted militia army has been hobbled by worsening money problems, desertions and ...

Deal reached for short-term, caretaker government in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled ...

North Korea rocket launch condemned

TOKYO — In defiance of international warnings, North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday morning, a move widely seen as a test for a missile ...

Unusual wildebeest-like animal's fossils unearthed in Kenya

WASHINGTON — In an ancient streambed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, scientists have unearthed fossils of a wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a weird nasal ...

Russia defies United States in Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has found itself increasingly backed into a corner by Russian bombing in Syria that its diplomacy has appeared powerless to ...

State of disaster declared in Zimbabwe drought

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe — Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no ...

Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox patriarch plan unprecedented meeting

VATICAN CITY — In a historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church ...

Brazilian researchers find 'active' Zika virus in urine, saliva samples

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian researchers said Friday that they had found the "active" presence of the Zika virus in saliva and urine samples, raising ...

Wife confronts husband at her own funeral

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral. Finally, ...

Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

TOKYO — One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan's Meteorological Agency ...

Temblor collapses apartment tower in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled 221 survivors and three who died from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed ...