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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit on missing Flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR - Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March.

31 Oct 2014

Fourteen dead, 55 injured in Honduras bus accident

TEGUCIGALPA - Fourteen people were killed and 55 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, the government said.

31 Oct 2014

U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit next month.

Myanmar 31 Oct 2014

U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe

WASHINGTON - Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Houthi rebels give Yemen's president 10 days to form government

SANAA - Shi'ite Houthi rebels set an ultimatum on Friday for Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to form a government in 10 days or face "other options", raising the tension in a political standoff that has crippled the country.

Yemen, 31 Oct 2014

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