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's top government spokesman said Monday that the country is
stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.
Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most
authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.
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 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
The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on
Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.
The U.N.'s top human rights official says the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime.
The U.N. Security Council has called for "an immediate and
unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel
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.
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.