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The militiamen made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants.
Guy Scott takes over for President Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital at age 77.
Officials cancelled an evening news conference at which they had hoped to announce a deal after months of negotiation.
A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses Wednesday at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka.
The evacuations of hundreds of houses started Tuesday, part of a sweeping security response by Egypt's government.
PLUS: French soldier killed; Hong Kong lawmaker; celebrations canceled; oil spill near Stockholm.
President rejects returning medical workers’ quarantine as undermining efforts to fight Ebola in West African zone where outbreak began.
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops heading to Turkey, then Syria to aid fellow Kurds besieged by Islamic State militants in Kobani.
The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index finds United States in 20th place, Nordic nations at top, and India falling behind.
Pope Francis says the Catholic Church sees no contradiction between believing in God and in the Big Bang theory and evolution.
A diehard supporter moved from Great Britain, and now tries to find more team followers in his new country.
Poland is shifting thousands of troops to its eastern border out of concern for the threat Russia poses in the wake of the Ukraine uprising.
The United States wants Arab nations to strengthen efforts to counter Islamic State militants’ propaganda.
Israel’s prime minister says planning for 1,000-plus more East Jerusalem apartments will be fast-tracked.
Pro-Europe parties triumph in Ukraine balloting, and coalition talks are underway.
Plus: Egypt expands military trials; new Toronto mayor; death penalty pushed; parliamentary balloting; 34 die in car bombings.
Pistorius started serving his sentence Tuesday after he was acquitted of murder and found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide.
Organizers say they hope the video conference will raise awareness of issues surrounding the outbreak.
President Petro Poroshenko touts results as an endorsement of a “European course” for the nation.
Dissension in protester ranks casts uncertainty over the future of the movement.
While U.S. some troops will remain in the country, the move leaves Afghans in control of a tumultuous region.
Government agencies concealed the use of many for decades.
PLUS: Brazil’s president wins; 815 deaths in Kobani; Lebanon battle rages.
The nation is not a land of innocence. But last week's attacks on soldiers and Parliament brought a new dose of reality.
Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed Saturday after being convicted of killing a physician who she said tried to rape her.
Despite quarantine centers set up 10 years ago, Ebola treatment still presents challenges.
Capture of Jurf al-Sakhar would be the first major success for Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who took power in September.
Deep roots have already been established with Syrian immigrants in Turkey.
The English are irked by what many see as a sweetheart deal for the Scots that will come at England’s expense.
The mullah was successfully prosecuted under a 2009 law meant to fight violence against women.
PLUS: 16 killed in coal mine; S. Korea leaflets launch; Israeli troops kill teen
A senior associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Dr. Adalja has become the go-to expert for media to talk about Ebola.
The Allegheny Department of Health will be responsible to monitor travelers from West Africa who arrive here for signs of Ebola infection.
Iraq officials say Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas as a weapon there, and Syrian officials say the extremists also have been
Plus: Rights chief faults Mexico; EU hikes Britain’s fees; Dominique Strauss-Kahn business partner dies; Ex-Hong Kong leader speaks.
China pledges legal reforms to allow judges more independence from local officials’ interference, but the party still rules, and the
Half of Liberian capital’s treatment beds lie empty because the government ordered that all victims’ bodies be cremated, a violation of the
Plus: EU greenhouse gas accord; abductions in Nigeria;13 killed in Pakistan raids; Japan Cabinet scandals; N. Korea Ebola curbs.
Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from the prime minister as Mr. Harper and his wife were laying a wreath.
In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.
A physician with Doctors without Borders who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
Canada’s governmental security is questioned in wake of Wednesday’s shootings at the national war memorial and inside Parliament building.
Two U.S. officials said U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam.
As an Ebola survivor, Amie Subah believes that she is now immune.
The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start.
Kurds in Iraq authorize their militia, the peshmerga, to deploy to help fellow Kurds in Syria fight the Islamic State militants.
North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong Un, personally ordered the release of American Jeffrey E. Fowle.
Plus: 2 Israeli soldiers wounded; Terror charge holds woman; Congolese surgeon honored; Protesters set fire; Christmas tower removed.
The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed one soldier and injured another in a hit-and-run before being shot to death.
Jeffrey Fowle arrived in North Korea on April 29 and was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at the nightclub.