• Munich expects 6 million visitors at Oktoberfest

    Four taps on the keg and the beer started to flow.

  • Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

    A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people.

  • Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

    The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant: 15 Muslim families chipped in to help rebuild it in a sign of the remarkable coexistence that exists in Albania between Christians and Muslims.

  • World religious leaders strongly condemn terrorism

    Hard-line group the Islamic State (IS) movement is using religion to justify its activities, which include the killing of Muslims, Christians and others. 

  • Jokowi to maintain Bali Democracy Forum

    The incoming government set to take power on Oct. 20 has assured the continuation of the Bali Democracy Forum, an international meeting initiated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2008, says an official.

  • Hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume

    Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday.

  • Airlines halt flights to Yemen amid fighting

    Foreign airlines halted flights to the main international airport in the Sanaa because of heavy fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in the Yemeni capital, the state civil aviation authority said Friday.

  • Gas blast in China restaurant kills 5, injures 16

    A gas explosion in a restaurant in southeast China killed four men and one woman on Friday, police said.

  • Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

    A Turkish official says the country has opened its border with Syria to allow up to 4,000 people, mostly Kurds, to cross to safety as they flee militants from the Islamic State group.

  • Last trip

    Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) reviews an honor guard with his Portuguese counterpart Anibal Cavaco Silva during a welcome ceremony at the Belem presidential palace, in Lisbon, on Friday. The one day state visit of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was the first that an Indonesian President paid to Portugal since 1960. Bilateral relations between the two countries were severed during years after Indonesia annexed in 1975 East Timor, a former Portuguese colony. (AP/Francisco Seco)

  • Referendum observer

    Observer Benny Wenda from West Papua, a province of Indonesia, watches the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Friday. The referendum will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP/David Cheskin)

  • During the deluge

    Residents make their way through deep floodwaters after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis on Friday. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some under rapid-flowing flood waters more than neck high.(AP/Bullit Marquez)

  • Floods shut down Philippine capital

    Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.

  • Scots reject independence in historic vote

    Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

  • 13 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad

    At least 13 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday evening, a police source said.

  • Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic

    President Nicolas Maduro accused CNN and other international media on Thursday of conspiring against his government by publishing what he called false reports of a mysterious illness.

  • US sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

    A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in northern Florida on Thursday, a sheriff said.

  • Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

    From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.

  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

  • lg Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

    There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.