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Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. | Video

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Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

AMMAN Sabih al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and the chairman of Jordan's largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia 5:42am EST

Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead South Africa's ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next president.

Africa 5:03am EST

Thai tour guide arrested for inappropriate behavior at Buddhist temple

BANGKOK Thai authorities have arrested a local tour guide for indecent behavior at a temple after she posted a photograph online that showed her standing on a pagoda, police said on Saturday.

Thailand 5:09am EST

U.S. says did everything possible to help Italy cyber investigation

ROME The United States has denied suggestions it undermined an investigation into a massive data breach at the Italian cybersecurity firm Hacking Team, saying it did everything it could to help in the case.

Tech, Italy 5:11am EST

Strong quake hits Indonesia's Java, kills three

JAKARTA A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, with authorities reporting three deaths and damage to hundreds of buildings.

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