posted: 04/15/2014 7:34 a.m.
PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:42 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday said there was “overwhelming evidence” that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:28 a.m.
VALPARAISO, Chile — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods on Monday as sailors in riot gear prepared to evacuate 700 more families who would be endangered if the winds turn again.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:14 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I can’t count the number of people that died.They took them in open vehicles.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:12 a.m.
PERTH, Australia — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine that was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said today.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:11 a.m.
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian authorities say Amazon villagers nearly killed two young men with venomous ants, tying them to a tree swarming with the insects for purportedly stealing three motorcycles.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:09 a.m.
ABUJA, Nigeria — An explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria’s capital, killing at least 72 people and wounding 164 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:08 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Womack and several House Republicans met with American troops in Afghanistan on Monday, House Speaker John Boehner’s office announced.
posted: 04/15/2014 4:07 a.m.
MAALOULA, Syria — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever-tightening noose.
posted: 04/14/2014 9:34 a.m.
ABUJA, Nigeria — A huge explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja.
posted: 04/14/2014 7:49 a.m.
LONDON — The city of Birmingham in central England has expanded an investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to greatly expand Islamic influence in the city's school system.
posted: 04/14/2014 4:25 a.m.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukraine is deploying troops in a “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine’s President Oleksandr Turchynov said Sunday in a televised address.
posted: 04/14/2014 4:17 a.m.
BERLIN — Delivering the latest stark news about climate change, a United Nations panel on Sunday warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so also seems to be rising around the world.
posted: 04/14/2014 4:16 a.m.
VALPARAISO, Chile — A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.
posted: 04/14/2014 4:12 a.m.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — The streets of North Korea’s showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang Marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.