• West Bank clashes with Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth

    A Palestinian youth was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Monday as fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded scores of Palestinian protesters over the past days.

  • More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

    The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.

  • 5 Argentine presidential hopefuls hold debate, blast Scioli

    Five Argentine presidential candidates shared their ideas with the nation during a debate on Sunday, expounding on topics from high inflation to combating drug trafficking while saving their most withering critiques for the poll leader who skipped the event.

  • Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin

    Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.


  • Vargas Llosa: More freedom now for Latin America press

    While there's more freedom of the press for Latin American media under democracies than the dictatorships once common in the region, drug cartels pose a threat to such freedoms, Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said Saturday.

  • Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

    Israeli police took the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City on Sunday after two Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.

  • Typhoon roars into south China; tens of thousands evacuated

    A strong typhoon roared into southern China on Sunday, bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the Philippines.

  • Gunmen kill Japanese man in Bangladesh; IS says responsible

    Masked assailants riding a motorbike shot and killed a Japanese man in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, the second foreigner in a week to be gunned down in the South Asian country.

  • US searches Bahamas for ship lost during Hurricane Joaquin

    An intensive, dawn-to-dark search Saturday turned up a life ring but no other sign of a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and communications off the southeastern Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.

  • Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 69, hundreds missing

    Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to 69 with another 350 people believed missing.

  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.

  • A terrible shake, then roar as Guatemala slide kills 26

    Homemaker Dulce del Carmen Lavarenzo Pu had just returned from church when the ground shook and she heard a terrible noise. A wave of mud slid from the nearby mountainside and buried everything just 150 feet (50 meters) from her house.

  • Thickening haze in Singapore disrupts World Cup swim races

    Worsening smog in Singapore prompted swimming World Cup organizers to cancel 15 finals races just an hour before the session was to start. Singapore has been shrouded with smoke and haze from Indonesian forest fires for weeks.

  • Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod

    The Vatican has fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

  • Emirates holds closely controlled vote for federal council

    The United Arab Emirates held a tightly controlled election Saturday for its largely advisory Federal National Council, with only a portion of Emiratis eligible to cast ballots.

  • Japanese detained in China believed to have traveled to N. Korean border

    One of two Japanese citizens detained by Chinese authorities on suspicion of spying is believed to have traveled to areas near the Chinese-North Korean border to collect information about North Korea, Japanese government sources said.

  • Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria

    A Syrian military official says Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group in central and northern Syria.

  • Saudi arrests Syrian, Filipina over alleged bomb plot

    Saudi authorities say they've arrested a Syrian man and a Filipina for allegedly building bombs in the kingdom.

  • Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead

    Multiple bombs detonated in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday.

  • Afghan clinic bombed, 3 international charity staff dead

    Three staff from Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.