• India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan

    India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism.



  • UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009

    Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.

  • Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

    A Chinese nationalist newspaper says American politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.

  • Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

    Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.

  • Hong Kong hosts Valentine's Day with 25,000 LED roses

    It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas — tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.

  • As bitter cold move in, US officials urge caution

    Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in New York's Central Park to cancel and caused an interstate highway pileup in Pennsylvania that killed at least three people.

  • US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

  • Republican candidates set sights on South in debate

    Republican presidential candidates turn their sights on the South in Saturday night's debate, with Marco Rubio looking to right his campaign after a costly stumble that gave new hope to some of his rivals.

  • 1,000 pages of Clinton emails released; 84 classifications

    The State Department has released more than 1,000 new pages of Hillary Clinton's emails.

  • Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite

    Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

  • Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

    Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said.

  • Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes

    More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops are fanning out across Brazil to show people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.

  • 'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

    With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico.

  • Death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 109

    The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan a week ago rose to 109 on Saturday with an estimated nine people missing.

  • Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

    If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business.

  • 2 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Arizona school

    Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at an Arizona high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

  • Italy mourns, as premier demands truth from Egypt in slaying

    Italy's premier on Friday insisted his country's friendship with Egypt can only exist "if the truth emerges" in the death of an Italian doctoral student who was doing research in Cairo.

  • Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea

    Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated US missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.

  • Greek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protest

    Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens as thousands headed to the capital for a two-day protest against government plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system.

  • Philippines, rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pact

    Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting.