World News Headlines

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire


GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce. | Video

World, Israel 3:19am EDT

Fri, Aug 1 2014

Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting


KIEV - International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage. | Video

Bible left in North Korean sailor's club triggered U.S. tourist's arrest


SEOUL - American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle's case told Reuters.

U.S., World, North Korea 01 Aug 2014

Factory blast in eastern China kills at least 65

KUNSHAN China - An explosion killed at least 65 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors, state media said, as the country suffered its worst industrial accident in a year.

World, China 3:43am EDT

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak


CONAKRY - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.

World, Health, Africa 01 Aug 2014

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge


NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event."

Argentina, World 01 Aug 2014

Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias


BENGHAZI Libya - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.

World, United Nations 01 Aug 2014

Mexico rescues 70 kidnapped Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY - Mexican security forces rescued 70 Central American migrants, including children, who were being held captive in a house in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Friday.

01 Aug 2014

Australia sends 157 asylum seekers to Nauru detention center

PERTH - Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention center on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 01 Aug 2014

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.


MANCHESTER N.H. - A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday.

U.S., World 01 Aug 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.