posted: 06/24/2016 2:49 a.m.
BERLIN — A masked man was shot dead Thursday after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany with a firearm and taking several captives, authorities said. No one else was hurt.
posted: 06/24/2016 2:42 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah militia group leader with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested and charged in an attempt to blow up a rural, federally owned cabin in Arizona, federal authorities said Thursday.
updated: 06/24/2016 2:39 a.m.
FALLUJAH, Iraq -- Iraqi commanders are preparing to dislodge Islamic State fighters from pockets of territory in Fallujah's northern and western neighborhoods where the militants have dug in after largely fleeing their positions in the city center last week.
updated: 06/24/2016 2:38 a.m.
HAVANA -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the country's leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, agreed Thursday on a cease-fire and rebel disarmament deal that moves the country toward the end of a 52-year war that has left more than 220,000 people dead.
updated: 06/24/2016 2:37 a.m.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A Pakistani provincial government allocated $3 million to a Taliban-linked seminary in a volatile region bordering Afghanistan, a local official said Thursday, sparking criticism from the central government in Islamabad and secular groups.
posted: 06/24/2016 2:36 a.m.
BEIRUT -- The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pushed into the outskirts of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria on Thursday and were advancing slowly to the center of the city, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish force and a monitoring group said.
updated: 06/24/2016 4:19 a.m.
So far, EgyptAir black boxes grip data
posted: 06/24/2016 1 a.m.
BEIJING -- A powerful tornado and hailstorm struck the outskirts of an eastern Chinese city on Thursday, killing at least 98 people, destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs.
posted: 06/24/2016 1 a.m.
BEIJING — Schools across China have been ordered to remove running tracks made from toxic materials that have been blamed for sickening students, in the latest in a long line of product scandals blamed on corruption and weak oversight.
posted: 06/23/2016 3:20 p.m.
NEW YORK — A New York medical examiner says a former president of the U.N. General Assembly awaiting trial in a bribery scandal died in a weightlifting accident.
posted: 06/23/2016 10:36 a.m.
BEIJING — A powerful tornado and hailstorm struck the outskirts of an eastern Chinese city Thursday, killing at least 78 people and destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs.
posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m.
Campaigners, from the prime minister on down, covering both sides of the debate over the United Kingdom's place in the European Union, blanketed the country Wednesday trying to convert the undecided on the final day before the vote.
posted: 06/23/2016 3:47 a.m.
North Korea's launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile into high altitude Wednesday demonstrated that the country was making progress after a series of failures in the past two months, South Korean analysts said.
updated: 06/23/2016 3:46 a.m.
Online requests for abortion pills spiked this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, as those countries continue to face an outbreak of the Zika virus, which can cause severe birth defects.
updated: 06/23/2016 3:44 a.m.
Airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State extremist group's declared capital of Raqqa killed at least 18 civilians, including two children, activists said Wednesday.