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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have...

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U. N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a...

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard‑line Jewish activist in...

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy,...

Libya militias commit 'mounting war crimes' - Amnesty

Pro‑government and rebel militias vying for control of western Libya are committing war crimes including torturing detainees and targeting civilians,...

US 'horrified' by reports of attack on Syria displaced camp

The United States says it was "horrified" by reports the Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northwestern...

No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, more than 100 dead

All hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in south‑central Sri Lanka...

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside as police watch

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she plans to end her voluntary quarantine and even stepped outside her home briefly on Wednesday.

Bodies found in Mexico where three Texans missing

Four bodies were found Wednesday east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago, a Mexican...

UN peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

U. N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic freed 67 hostages who had been seized by militia groups, a spokeswoman for the U. N. mission known as...