• Father of drowned Syrian boys: Overloaded boat flipped

    The father of a 3-year-old Syrian boy photographed lying dead on a Turkish beach has described how their overloaded boat flipped over in the sea and he quickly realized his two sons and his wife had drowned.

  • Cameron resists pressure to take more Syrian refugees

    Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday promised Britain would fulfil its "moral responsibilities" in the migrants crisis but resisted growing pressure at home and abroad to accept a bigger share of Syrian refugees.

  • Refugees 'threaten Europe's Christian identity': Orban

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned Thursday that the wave of refugees and migrants coming to Europe and the EU's "failed immigration policy" threaten to undermine the continent's Christian roots.

  • Turkey arrests 'four traffickers' over migrant toddler's death

    Turkish authorities have arrested four suspected traffickers over the deaths of 12 Syrian migrants in two boat sinkings, including a three-year-old boy whose image became a viral symbol of the tragedy of refugees, a report said Thursday.

  • Family of drowned toddler repeatedly displaced in Syria: Journalist

    The family of toddler Aylan whose lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach had been repeatedly displaced by Syria's brutal four-year war, a local journalist said Thursday.

  • Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

    Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.

  • Philippines, Vietnam to sign partnership deal by year-end

    The Philippines and Vietnam will sign a "strategic partnership" agreement by the end of the year, officials have said, as common neighbor and rival China flexes its military muscle in disputed waters.

  • Japan 'disappointed' by Chinese leader's WWII speech

    Japan said Thursday it was "disappointed" there were no signs of rapprochement in Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's WWII defeat, as Beijing showed off its growing might with a huge military parade.

  • Shear genius: Aussie champ trims 'record' fleece off Chris the sheep

    A heavily overgrown sheep had its massive fleece shorn Thursday by an Australian national champion in a life-saving operation that animal welfare officers said may have set a new world record for a single shearing.

  • China lauds power, proclaims peace at military spectacular

    Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded his country as a major power and a force for world peace Thursday as he presided over a spectacular military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II.

  • At least 13 dead after migrant boat sinks off Malaysia: official

    At least 13 people have drowned after a small wooden boat, believed to have been carrying about 70 Indonesian migrants, sank in the Malacca Strait early Thursday, Malaysian officials said.

  • TI chief: M'sia yet to reply to 'donation' inquiry

    After his strong statement on the US$700 million 'donation' in Prime Minister Najib Razak's account, Transparency-International chair Jose Ugaz said he had yet to receive a reply from the Malaysian government.

  • Najib: Never in my wildest dreams Dr Mahathir against me

    Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak took a swipe at his fiercest critic, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying he had never imagined that the former prime minister could be so critical of his administration.

  • Obama gets Iran deal win as Democrats amass enough votes

    President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and Israel's government.

  • Trump to Bush: speak English in America

    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had a message Wednesday for his Spanish-speaking rival Jeb Bush as they compete for their party's presidential nomination: lead by "speaking English."

  • Brazilian mugger to victim: 'call the police!'

    A cry for help during a mugging doesn't sound unusual - except in this case it was the mugger begging police to save him, a Brazilian report said Wednesday.

  • Thousands petition UK government to accept more refugees

    Tens of thousands of British people petitioned their government to do its part to help an unprecedented influx of refugees fleeing war and violence to safety in Europe on Wednesday.

  • Australia-Indonesia ties back in 'very good shape': FM

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Thursday said ties with Indonesia were in "very good shape" after plunging this year when Jakarta executed two Australians, hailing her relationship with "text buddy" counterpart Retno Marsudi.

  • Pilgrimage

    An Indian woman pilgrim speaks with her relatives before leaving for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday.

  • The great parade

    A military band performs prior to the start of a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday.