| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:35 PM
BEIJING Heavy rains on Monday complicated rescue efforts in south China's mountainous Yunnan province, where a major earthquake Sunday killed at least 398 people and injured more than 2,000 others.
Roads were blocked and telecommunications down in and...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Russia launched massive air-force exercises in territory along its border with Ukraine on Monday that will include air-to-ground firing practices and missile tests, the Defense Ministry announced in Moscow.
The war games, coinciding with another buildup...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:07 PM
China reported that 96 people were killed in last week’s clashes in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, making it the deadliest incident of ethnic unrest in the country since 2009.
After days of secrecy shrouding the incident in Shache, the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The Greenpeace protest ship Arctic Sunrise has been released after 10 months of detention by Russian authorities and the damaged icebreaker is now limping back home to Amsterdam, the environmental activist group said Friday.
The Arctic Sunrise was...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported.
Libyan border security forces opened fire when a...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Separatist gunmen attacked a Ukrainian military base with Russian-made Grad rockets, killing 19 troops and boosting the overnight death toll to about 30 in the latest flare-up of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian media and Ukrainian officials said...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:18 PM
President Vladimir Putin is missing a golden opportunity by not disowning the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Instead, as pro-Putin media and social network trolls invent increasingly fantastical versions of the downing of Malaysia Airlines...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:45 AM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russian army officers on Monday of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country and said Moscow was once more building up its troops on the joint border.
A missile that downed a Ukrainian transport plane...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:57 AM
A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.
Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.
She issued a summary judgment in...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday again attempted to sidestep any blame in connection with last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet and demanded that international teams be ensured safe access to the crash site.
"Everything should be done...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:40 PM
A Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile Thursday over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, apparently killing all 298 people on board and dramatically raising stakes in the conflict with the Kremlin-backed forces.