• Boy with fake gun dies after shot by US officer

    A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to an emergency call about a someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.

  • Death toll rises to 3 from bombing in Philippines

    The death toll from a bomb blast in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines has risen to three, officials said Monday.

  • Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

    President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."

  • Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

    Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

  • UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year

    The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.

  • Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees

    Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

    The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.

  • Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

    Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.

  • Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

    Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

  • Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks

    The Israeli government on Sunday called for new hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.

  • Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension

    With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date.

  • Polish opposition questions election results

    Poland's main opposition leader suggested Sunday that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.

  • Oxfam calls for more money for climate fund

    International aid agency Oxfam has said it welcomed the US$9.2 billion in pledges to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) announced by governments ahead of the Lima Climate Summit, but cautioned that the sum represented the bare minimum necessary.

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in a southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise.

  • Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

  • Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

    Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.

  • Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction

    A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday.

  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

  • Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

    A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.

  • Albania opens secret bunker built by communists

    A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.

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