• SBY, Fukuda expect stronger RI-Japan relations

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda expect Indonesia-Japan relations to grow closer.

  • Highly active

    The Tungurahua volcano throws ash and stones during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador, on Sunday. The volcano entered an eruptive phase in 1999 and continues to this day. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

  • Somalia: Army repels attack on top prison

    Somalia's government forces have regained control of a high security prison in the capital, Mogadishu, that was attacked Sunday morning by heavily armed suspected Islamic militants in an apparent attempt to free militants held there, police said.

  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

  • 3 killed as protesters clash with Pakistan police

    Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.

  • Police, tribespeople clash in NE India; 2 dead

    A group of tribespeople in insurgency-wracked northeastern India enforced a general strike Sunday to protest the killing of two of its members in a clash with police.

  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

  • Parents of British boy in Spain face extradition

    A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday.

  • China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    China's legislature on Sunday ruled against allowing open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader, a decision that promises to ignite political tensions in the Asian financial hub.

  • Bali International Cocoa Festival to boost smallholders’ welfare

    A four-day international cocoa festival held to boost and support the livelihoods and welfare of smallholders producing cocoa in Indonesia has attracted many visitors.

  • Green education promoted for sustainable development

    A newly established collaboration agreed between the Republic of Indonesia and United Nations (UN) agencies will hopefully foster a knowledge exchange to share lessons learned and best practices in promoting green education across Indonesia.

  • Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

    With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline.

  • Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

    The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday.

  • All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops remained in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

  • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.


  • Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

    A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday.

  • Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. Nearly 125 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Balotelli left out of Conte's 1st Italy squad

    New Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of Antonio Conte's first Italy squad.

  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

    Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.

  • Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.