Rescuers in Poland say they are searching for five people who are missing after a deadly thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five people and injuring over 150.
China is criticizing a decision by the government of Australia's New South Wales state to close more than a dozen Chinese-sponsored language programs in more than a dozen public schools over political concerns.
Estonia's prime minister says one should never forget the 1989 "Baltic Way" in which nearly 2 million people of then-Soviet Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) long to protest Soviet occupation.
Marine resources officials in Thailand say an ailing 5-month-old dugong has died during surgery, just days after the much-publicized death of another dugong from what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste.
Authorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing their takeover of the formerly rebel-held region just south of Idlib province for the first time since 2012, Syrian state TV and a war monitoring group said Friday.
Lolita Baldor and Josef Federman, Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 1:38am
U.S. officials have confirmed that Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel's years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region.
He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition's presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed over 250 people this year.
Democratic presidential candidates who have staked out the boldest positions on health care in the 2020 campaign may have a problem. It seems most voters are more cautious in how they want to see health care changed. "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, but in a recent poll, majorities of Democratic liberals and moderates said they would prefer to build on "Obamacare" to expand coverage. This could put progressive candidates who favor dramatic changes in an awkward position.
Accountants in Hong Kong marched Friday in support of the pro-democracy movement, while the Canadian Consulate banned its staff from leaving the city on official business after a British Consulate employee was detained in mainland China.
A U.N. special rapporteur on Friday challenged Malaysia's claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying there was "significant poverty" with an estimated one in six people in the Southeast Asian country considered poor.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence, mainly on North Korea, is damaging mutual trust and vowed Friday to work closely with the U.S. for regional peace.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedAug 22nd - 8:05pm
North Korea's foreign minister on Friday called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" and vowed to "shutter the absurd dream" that sanctions will force a change in Pyongyang.