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Britain, U.S. sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east

BRUSSELS Britain said on Wednesday it will send fighter jets to Romania next year and the United States promised troops, tanks and artillery to Poland in NATO's biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War.

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Japan, U.S., South Korea agree to put more pressure on North Korea: Japan official

TOKYO Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to work together to put more pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama said.

Japan 12:12am EDT

Australian theme park speaks to families as it counts cost of deaths

SYDNEY Australia's Ardent Leisure Group, the owner of a theme park where four people were killed on a water ride this week, said the company will speak to the victims' families on Thursday as it defended its safety practices amid intense criticism.

Australia Oct 26 2016

After killing final victim, British banker yelled into Hong Kong streets

HONG KONG Moments before surrendering to police after killing two Indonesian women in his high rise Hong Kong apartment two years ago, British banker Rurik Jutting shouted and waved a knife at pedestrians on the streets far below, a court heard on Thursday.

Indonesia 12:08am EDT

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported

ROME A series of strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties and few serious injuries. | Video

Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her release

TOKYO A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention center, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.

Japan, Africa Oct 26 2016

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