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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

BEIRUT Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse. | Video

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The cost of cheap drugs? Toxic Indian lake is 'superbug hotspot'

HYDERABAD, India Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India's baking south point to the barren banks and frothy water and say they avoid going anywhere near it.

Health, United Nations 7:22pm EDT

Britain must explain Brexit strategy to limit uncertainty: think tank

LONDON Britain needs to begin explaining its Brexit strategy to avoid prolonged uncertainty for businesses and negotiating partners, a London-based think tank said on Thursday, warning that internal squabbling risked undermining the government's position.

7:14pm EDT

Three killed in electoral campaign shooting in Brazil

BRASILIA Three people were shot dead and a deputy state governor was wounded on Wednesday when a disgruntled city employee opened fire on a campaign rally motorcade in central Brazil ahead of municipal elections on Sunday that have turned violent.

Brazil 9:21pm EDT

Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: prosecutors

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday. | Video

Hundreds brought down from slopes of erupting volcano in Indonesia

JAKARTA Hundreds of climbers have been brought down safely from the slopes of an Indonesian volcano that erupted this week, the disaster agency said on Thursday, although the fate of several daredevil tourists who declined to leave was not clear.

Environment, 10:59pm EDT

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