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The balloon carrying Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and his Russian co-pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev landed off the Mexican coast.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is slowing down.
January was heavily stained by blood, with repeated gun battles and volleys of artillery and rocket fire.
Plus: Debt rhetoric eases; China bank chief quits; Italy elects president; ex-German president dies.
In the newest contretemps between U.S. and Israeli leaders, senior officials in both countries appear not to be trying to repair the breach.
Eugene de Kock, who had been convicted and sentenced in 1996 to two life terms plus 212 years, is being paroled.
The African Union on Friday endorsed creating a 7,500-member continental force to fight the Nigerian militant extremist Boko Haram group.
Islamic State militants attack points on defense perimeter of northern Iraq’s oil hub, killing at least seven Kurdish peshmerga fighters.
Plus: Ukrainian fighting rages; Sinai attack; Nazi concentration camps; Chevron drops shale exploration in Poland; and Japan’s wartime
Officials said the explosion in the southern city of Shikarpur went off as worshippers were gathering for midday prayers today.
The extremists had demanded that Jordan release a female al-Qaida prisoner from death row.
Negotiations involving Ukraine, Russia, rebel representatives and European officials are planned today in Minsk, Belarus.
Security officials in Diyala province had denied that the killings were sectarian executions committed by pro-government Shiites.
Israel’s defense minister declined to comment on whether Israel would retaliate further for the killing of its troops.
Plus: Bombings in Sinai kill 26; U.K. summons envoy; 3 Americans slain in Kabul; Malaysian airliner; AirAsia crash.
The flare-up shattered a fragile calm that has mostly held along the frontier since the monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006.
Andressa Urach recently went into septic shock and was placed on life support after a botched operation.
PLUS: Nigerian army faulted; German anti-immigration movement leaders resign; Argentine prosecutor’s death; Phillipines president
The Jordanian government agreed that it was prepared to trade for the freedom of a pilot reportedly shot down over Syria last month.
Political analysts say attacking Israel’s prime minister for deteriorating relations with Washington, could be a winning message.
The global efforts gained greater urgency with the release of an apparent ultimatum from the Islamic State group.
The 10 lawmakers said they would wait until after a March deadline for finishing the outlines of a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.
PLUS: Obama meets Saudi king; Yemen rebels; Ukrainian parliament; Fidel Castro; murdered Mexican students.
Today's gathering in Poland marks perhaps the last major anniversary survivors of the Nazi German camp will be able to attend in numbers.
The outage at Facebook appeared to spill over and temporarily slow or block traffic to other major Internet sites.
The nation is fast running out of money and in need of an infusion from its creditors to avoid a run on its banks before the end of next
The outcome would be a major victory for the Kurds in a town that became the primary focus of the U.S. aerial campaign.
Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk, causing the ruble to tumble further.
As the world moves closer to a post-survivor era, some Jewish leaders fear that people are already starting to forget the Holocaust.
A worker said the hotel had Italian, British and Turkish guests, but the hotel was largely empty at the time of the attack.
Plus: Yemen drone strike; Mubarak’s sons released; Global warming warning;
Expelling the militants marks a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting ISIS in airstrikes.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama promises steps against Russian-backed “aggression.”
The president was given a warm reception by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The violence comes amid U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the country Sunday.
Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party bitterly opposed the terms of the 2010 bailout of the country.
Plus: Video changes demands; Talks to end crisis fail; Citizens offer allegiance.
In recent years, Japan has moved toward the U.S. government's hard line against paying ransoms to terrorists who kidnap Americans.
American officials say the growing chaos in Yemen has resulted in a steady erosion in intelligence-gathering efforts against al-Qaida.
Since the movement was founded in October, refugee advocates say the number of aggressive acts against foreigners has sharply increased.
Plus: Obama alters itinerary; 4 held in plot; Brits urged to stay in EU; Iraq’s Islamic State fight; ruling party’s pick wins; dozens freed.
A Japanese hostage captured by Islamic State militants was said to have been killed.
King Salman moved quickly after Friday’s burial of the late ruler, Abdullah, to put a younger generation of his family closer to the throne.
The separatists’ moves upended recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.
The Houthis made no public attempt to fill the vacuum created by the resignations of the president, his prime minister and cabinet.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson held a breakfast meeting with the dissidents a day after talks with Cuban officials.
PLUS: Islamic State decried; Thai ex-premier banned; rival Caracas protests.
Starting in March, the ECB will buy 60 billion euros’ worth of government and corporate bonds each month at least through September 2016.
King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir, rapidly moving to forestall any fears of a succession crisis.
Neither Barack Obama nor John Kerry will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he comes to Washington March 3.