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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

GAZA/JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. | Video

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Norway says Islamist militants planning attack in West have left Syria

OSLO - A group of militant Islamists planning to carry out attacks in the West is on its way from Syria, possibly heading towards Norway, police said on Friday.

Norway 6:03am EDT

Impossible to determine cause of South Korea ferry businessman's death: agency

SEOUL - South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank and killed 304 people in April, deepening the mystery surrounding the final days of Korea's most wanted man.

South Korea 12:03am EDT

Ukraine's parliament says yet to receive PM's resignation, work stalls

KIEV - Ukraine's parliament said on Friday it had yet to receive a resignation letter from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk so could not vote on whether to accept it or not, stalling work at the heart of government.

6:08am EDT

Indonesia's constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge

JAKARTA - Indonesia's top court is prepared to hear a case challenging the result of this month's presidential election, well aware that its reputation is on the line after its top judge was jailed for corruption, his successor said.

Indonesia 1:40am EDT

Rise of Islamic State tests Syrian army strategy

BEIRUT - The growing power of the ultra-hardline Islamic State means the Syrian army is now having to confront a group it has until now been reluctant to attack for political reasons.

Syria 5:38am EDT

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