updated: 08/25/2016 11:27 a.m.
PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy — Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors.
posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m.
Rescue crews using bulldozers and bare hands raced to dig out survivors from an earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:56 a.m.
Turkey sent tanks, warplanes and special operations forces into northern Syria on Wednesday, enabling Syrian rebels to capture an important Islamic State stronghold within hours.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:53 a.m.
President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday revealed the details of how it paid in January the $1.3 billion in interest owed to Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran.
posted: 08/25/2016 3:48 a.m.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said early today that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it essentially gave the country full nuclear-attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:42 a.m.
An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said today, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were wounded.
posted: 08/25/2016 3:40 a.m.
Just days after the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Brazilian senators are about to decide whether to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the climax of a monthslong political battle.
posted: 08/25/2016 3:39 a.m.
Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:35 a.m.
A powerful earthquake shook Burma on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital, Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:33 a.m.
An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015, according to its report circulated Wednesday.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:32 a.m.
Bombs in Thailand south kill 1, injure 29 PATTANI, Thailand -- Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday.
updated: 08/25/2016 3:22 a.m.
Jeffrey Williams, 58, a NASA astronaut now in orbit as commander of the International Space Station, has set a U.S. record for total days spent in space, 521 days over four flights, surpassing the 520-day record set earlier this year by Scott Kelly.
posted: 08/24/2016 11:11 a.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 310 miles, the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.
posted: 08/24/2016 11:06 a.m.
NKARA, Turkey — After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkish tanks and special forces pushed into Syria on Wednesday in a U.S.-backed assault aiming to retake a border town from Islamic State militants and contain Kurdish expansion. It marked the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.
updated: 08/24/2016 3:12 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said.