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National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a...

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers for Israel

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip executed 18 men on Friday for allegedly helping Israel in its six‑week assault on the territory, Hamas TV...

US warns Islamic State 'beyond anything' it has seen

The United States said Thursday that the Islamic State was "beyond anything" it has seen, as US warplanes pressed on with airstrikes against it...

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks move in

Ukraine on Friday accused Moscow of invading after Russia unilaterally sent the first part of its mammoth aid convoy into east Ukraine, warning against any...

American Ebola doctor urges help fighting outbreak

As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He...

Remains of MH17 dead arrive in Malaysia

A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home on Friday, where they were to be sombrely received on a...

Pope Francis calls parents of journalist James Foley

Pope Francis called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, to offer his condolences and support, a...

Australia defends detention of child asylum seekers

Australia's immigration minister defended his country's tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of...

Phelps eyeing victory at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps has thrown himself into contention to win the men's 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.