US soldier in Afghanistan dies from wounds in roadside blast

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Rey... Read More

At least 69 including 17 children dead in apartment building blast in Syria: Monitoring group

(LONDON) -- The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building in rebel-held northwestern Syria has risen to 69, including 17 children, a monitoring group said on Monday.

The explosion happened on Sunday morning in the town of Sarma... Read More

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike for 90 days

(MOSCOW) -- Oleg Sentsov has not eaten for 90 days.

For nearly three months, the Ukrainian film director has been on a hunger strike in a remote Russian prison, where advocates say he is being held as a political prisoner.

Sents... Read More

Iran fired ballistic missile as part of naval exercise

(STRAIGHT OF HORMUZ, Iran) -- Iran fired a short range anti-ship missile last week as part of the short notice naval exercise it held near the Strait of Hormuz, according to two U.S. officials. Earlier this week the top U.S. commander in the Middle E... Read More

Germany loosens ban on Nazi symbols in video games

(BERLIN) -- Hitler-style mustaches and swastikas can now be used in video games in some instances, German regulators have ruled.

Germany's constitution forbids the use of symbols deemed "anti-constitutional," including Nazi party-affiliate... Read More

Rebels welcome call for investigation into airstrike in Yemen that killed dozens of children

(SAADA, Yemen) -- Houthi rebels welcomed a call for an international investigation into an airstrike that killed dozens of children traveling on a school bus in Yemen's Saada province Thursday.

"We welcome the call of the United Nations se... Read More

Shooting in Canadian city leaves several dead, police say

(NEW YORK) -- Four people were killed in a shooting in Canada's eastern city of Fredericton on Friday morning, police said. The suspect was wounded during the incident and is in custody.

Police officers were responding to reports of gunsho... Read More

Taliban storms strategic Afghan city, reportedly leaving several dead

(NEW YORK) -- Taliban fighters stormed a provincial capital in Afghanistan before dawn on Friday, exchanging fire with security forces and reportedly leaving several dead.

The insurgents entered the southeastern city of Ghazni overnight, ... Read More

Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

(NEW YORK) -- A teacher and fossil enthusiast found a giant set of prehistoric shark teeth estimated to be about 25 million years old at a beach in Australia.

Philip Mullaly found the set of shark teeth in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site ... Read More

1,600 people evacuated due to flash floods in the south of France

(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rains in the southeast of France caused flash flooding and led to the evacuation of 1,600 people in the Ardèche, Gard and Drôme regions for precautionary measures Thursday.

In the Gard region, where strong ... Read More

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills dozens of children on bus in Yemen

(SAADA, Yemen) -- An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Thursday morning killed at least 50 people including dozens of children traveling on a bus in the country’s Saada Province, local health officials said.

The Intern... Read More