• 22 civilians reported killed in east Ukraine

    Local authorities in eastern Ukraine say at least 22 civilians have been killed in one day by shelling.

  • Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

    Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries.

  • Teen survivors haunted by S. Korean ferry sinking

    South Korean teenagers who survived April's ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends.

  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

  • Half of Korean population will be 65 or older by 2100

    Almost half of South Korea’s total population will be 65 or older by 2100 at the current birthrate, a state-run research agency said.

  • Rape used as weapon against indigenous people in Chittagong

    Rape has become a most pervasive crime against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the perpetrators in majority of the cases are Bangalee settlers, lawyers and rights activists say.

  • French al-Qaida recruiter arrested in Tangiers

    Moroccan police have arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al-Qaida, authorities said.

  • Obama emotional over daughter going to college

    U.S. President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.

  • Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

    Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.