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North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test. | Video

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In Aleppo, underground schools face bombardments and burnout

LONDON At the unofficial schools run by Syrian activist group Kesh Malek in opposition-held districts of Aleppo, the children don't go outside to play during breaks in case a barrel bomb should drop from the sky.

Syria 07 Feb 2016

Haiti's mood grim as president leaves with no replacement, Carnival delayed

PORT-AU-PRINCE Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was canceled as violent protests erupted.

07 Feb 2016

To protect Chinese investment, Pakistan military leaves little to chance

GWADAR, Pakistan A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan's powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment.

07 Feb 2016

Chilean alleges sex abuse cover-up, asks pope to sack bishop

VATICAN CITY A man who says he was sexually abused by a priest on Sunday delivered two letters addressed to Pope Francis from Chilean Catholics asking him to remove a Chilean bishop accused of protecting a notorious pedophile.

Pope 07 Feb 2016

Hollande, Merkel stress migrant crisis needs EU solution

STRASBOURG German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande stressed on Sunday the migrant crisis, which brought more than a million people to the European Union last year, needs an EU-level solution.

Migrant Crisis 07 Feb 2016

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