By Ginny McCabe WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) - Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea. Otto Warmbier, 22, was arrested
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A delegation from the U.N. Security Council has landed in Haiti, where it has been met by protesters demanding that the world body do more to fight a deadly outbreak of cholera likely caused by its troops.
The head of France's special forces said on Thursday his units were directly involved in street battles in Mosul's Old City but denied they were specifically targeting French-born jihadis fighting for Islamic State. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that French citizens had been killed
CAIRO (AP) — U.N. human rights experts urged Egypt on Thursday to halt the execution of six men, sentenced to death over killing a policeman, saying that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."
MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of
London, June 22 (IANS) The number of Test-playing nations rose to a round dozen after the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as Full Members following a unanimous vote. The development comes 17 years after Bangladesh were accorded Test status, and following
London, June 22 (IANS) Goalkeeper Matz Sels has joined Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Newcastle United football club announced on Thursday. Sels started as Rafa Benitez's first-choice keeper but was replaced by Karl Darlow in September, reports Efe. The 25-year-old joined the Magpies from Gent
The "liberation" of the city of Mosul from Islamic State will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, according to Baghdad-based Sumaria TV. "It's a matter of a few days and we will announce the total liberation of Mosul," Abadi told
Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman as saying on Thursday. Ibrahim Kalin said the de-escalation zones, agreed by Turkey
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 22 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that drone strikes are against Pakistan's sovereignty. In a statement released hours after the drone was shot down on Wednesday, the FO said Islamabad had notified Tehran of the development
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says an Indian naval officer who was sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage and sabotage has submitted a petition for mercy to the country's army chief, seeking a pardon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle. Top scientists say it was already likely that Earth's temperatures and the world'
Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. ...
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agree to fight harder against online extremism, Europeans joining jihadists.
LONDON (AP) — Afghanistan and Ireland were voted in as full members of the International Cricket Council on Thursday, meaning they can play test matches against the world's elite countries.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor damage.
Sara Moran never thought her home in a poor part of Peru's capital would become a makeshift shelter for 70 strays when she first rescued a dog after it was run over by a car in 2007. All the dogs come ...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament voted Thursday to cut off public funding for parties with anti-constitutional aims, a move aimed at a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian authorities investigating an attempted bomb attack on Brussels' Central Station released four people on Thursday whom they had detained after a series of house searches in the Belgian capital the previous day. A judge had ordered four house searches in different Brussels
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.
BRUSSELS (AP) — If European Union chief Donald Tusk is still "a dreamer" about Britain having second thoughts on leaving the EU, some other EU leaders at a summit Thursday tried to dash his hopes.