• Obama emotional over daughter going to college

    U.S. President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

  • Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

    Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.

  • Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president

    Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai says his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.

  • Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

    Pakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.

  • Israel carries out 3 strikes on Gaza, breaks lull

    The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    The U.N.'s top human rights official says the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime.

  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

    The U.N. Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas.

  • Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

    Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.

  • Asylum-seekers held at sea likely economic migrants: Australia

    A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.