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Myanmar says the death toll from a powerful cyclone this week has burgeoned to at least  145, including 117 Muslim Rohingya. The slow accounting of casualties since the storm struck Sunday has led … more
Climate experts say the floods that sent rivers of mud tearing through towns in Italy’s northeast this week are the result of extreme weather phenomena that are becoming increasingly frequent … more
A 95-year-old woman was in critical condition Friday, two days after police shocked her with a stun gun as she approached them with a walking frame and a steak knife in an Australian nursing home. … more
Austrian-born actor Helmut Berger, a European movie star in the 1960s and 1970s who rose to prominence with roles in films by Italian director Luchino Visconti, has died. He was 78. His agent said … more
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake Friday in the far Pacific created small tsunami waves in Vanuatu. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said waves less than 1.5 feet above tides were measured off Lenakel, a … more
An 88-year-old Australian doctor held captive by Islamic extremists in West Africa for more than seven years has been freed. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Friday that Ken Elliott has reunited with … more
A car driven by someone with apparent psychiatric problems rushed one of the entrance gates of the Vatican. It managed to get past Swiss Guards and reach the Apostolic Palace courtyard before coming … more
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Leaders of the world's most powerful democracies gathered Thursday for Group of Seven meetings in Hiroshima, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine high on the agenda for a … more
Deep-sea researchers have completed the first full-size digital scan of the Titanic, showing the entire wreck in unprecedented detail and clarity. Using two remote operated submersibles, a team of … more
The show must go on. Even when its Ukrainian director is drafted by the army weeks before opening night. “Silence, Silence, Silence, Please” is a play that tackles Russia’s war in Ukraine had … more
France is facing a migration quagmire on the island territory of Mayotte off Africa’s east coast. The government sent in 2,000 troops and police to carry out mass expulsions, destroy slums and … more
Embassies in Beijing have been asked by the Chinese government to avoid displaying what it calls propaganda, in an apparent reference to shows of support for Ukraine. Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s … more
A U.K.-based rights group is launching an interactive map documenting human rights abuses and violence against civilians since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. The … more
Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford will swing into Cannes on Thursday for the world premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” in one of the most anticipated events of the French Riviera … more
Leaders of seven of the world’s most powerful democracies will gather this weekend for the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, the location of the world’s first atomic attack at the end of World … more
CANNES, France (AP) — Ethan Hawke and his “Strange Way of Life" co-stars showed off their itchy trigger fingers on the second day of the Cannes Film Festival. Hawke, who stars with Pedro … more
The death toll has risen to seven people after a hippopotamus charged into and capsized a canoe on a river in the southern African nation of Malawi. Police said that six bodies were recovered on … more
One of Guyana’s smallest Amerindian villages is waging a monumental battle that could decide the amount of control that thousands of indigenous people have over their land in remote parts of this … more
Pope Francis' weekly general audience often gives ordinary people rare access to the pope. Wednesday's audience was no different: A group of LGBTQ+ Catholics got a papal selfie and clergy abuse … more
Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. rose slightly in 2022. That makes it the first year without a substantial increase since 2018. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the … more
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