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Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000,...

New Zealand leader wants flag vote held next year

Fresh off a big election win, New Zealand Prime Minster John Key said Monday that he wants the nation to vote next year on changing its flag.

Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children: Monitor

Syrian government air strikes killed at least 42 people, including 16 children, in Idlib province in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

Thousands of HK students 'grasp destiny' in demand for democracy

Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they...

Apple sells more than 10 million iPhones in debut weekend

Apple Inc. sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers flocked to stores and Web shops to buy...

Khodorkovsky challenges Putin as opposition stages march

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the one‑time oil tycoon who spent a decade in President Vladimir Putin’s prisons, staked a claim to the leadership of...

Tesco starts accounting probe after profit forecast inflated

Tesco Plc, Britain’s biggest grocer, started a probe of accounting practices and asked its U. K. chief to step aside during an investigation after...

Kevin Bacon turns six degrees to $70,000 as schools pay for stars

Hundreds of University of South Florida screaming students rose as the 56-year‑old actor took the...