Migrants' misery

Migrants bound for Austria

BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants left Budapest aboard a packed train bound for a town near the Austrian border after two days of chaos symbolic of a European asylum system brought to breaking point.

At least 14 killed as boat overloaded with migrants capsizes off Malaysia 8:21am EDT

KUALA LUMPUR - An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said.

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China trims troops

Chinese soldiers march during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping plans to cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two.  Full Article | Video 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis gestures as she refuses to issue marriage licenses to a same-sex couple in Morehead, Kentucky September 1, 2015, in a still image from video provided by WLEX. REUTERS/WLEX/LEX18.com

Kentucky clerk faces judgment day

ASHLAND, Ky. - The county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs heads to court where a federal judge could hold her in contempt for defying his order to do so.  Full Article | Video 

The son, Khaled (L), and daughter, Asmaa, of Mahmoud Abdel Hadi pose for a picture in front of a photograph of their father at the family home in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, Egypt, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

In Egypt, jailed Islamists 'dying of neglect'

DAMIETTA, Egypt - Egyptian and international human rights groups claim over 100 cases of deaths of prisoners "by neglect" over the past two years under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.  Full Article 


Selfie madness: dying to get the picture

SYDNEY - Selfies have inspired a spate of risk taking and offensive public behavior, pushing the boundaries of safety and decorum. Now, governments are starting to treat the selfie as a serious threat to public safety.  Full Article 

India's "sentenced to rape" case unravels

A village council in India denies allegations it ordered two young sisters to be raped because their brother eloped with a higher caste woman.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) stretches prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium, Aug 28, 2015, Charlotte, NC. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Brady 1, Goodell 0

NEW YORK - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension was thrown out by a federal judge, after a seven-month standoff between the NFL and its players union.  Full Article