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South Korea says North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters in its second show of force this week. The launches Tuesday morning came a day after the U.S. and South … more
Tokyo’s high court has ordered a retrial for an 87-year-old former boxer who has been on death row for more than five decades. The court says there's a possibility the murder conviction of Iwao … more
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political allies are pressing ahead with their plan to overhaul the judiciary. The coalition advanced a bill Monday might that would protect the … more
Scientists have figured out what makes a small see-through fish sometimes shimmer in the light. In a study published Monday, they say the key is in the muscles of the fish from Thailand, called a … more
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny learned from his lawyer that a film detailing his poisoning and political activism won the Oscar for best documentary feature. His spokeswoman, … more
An unrelenting Cyclone Freddy that is currently battering southern Africa has killed at least 44 people in Mozambique and Malawi since it struck the continent for a second time on Saturday night, … more
Tens of thousands of junior doctors are on strike across England to demand better pay, kicking off three days of widespread disruption at the U.K.‘s state-funded hospitals and health clinics. … more
The head of Iran’s judiciary says 22,000 people arrested in the recent protests that swept the Islamic Republic have been pardoned. The state-run IRNA news agency quoted Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi … more
An agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to re-establish diplomatic relations has cast China in a leading role in Middle Eastern politics — a part previously reserved for longtime global … more
India celebrated its two historic Academy Awards with enthusiasm befitting the high-energy best original song “Naatu Naatu.” The dance anthem from the blockbuster Telugu-language action epic … more
Pope Francis is marking the 10th anniversary of his election as pope on Monday. During that decade, several historic occasions, as well as several unplanned events, helped define the contours and … more
A Japanese publisher Kodansha Ltd. says Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe has died of old age. He was 88. His darkly poetic novels were built from a childhood during Japan’s postwar occupation … more
President Xi Jinping is calling for China to play a bigger role in managing global affairs after Beijing scored a diplomatic coup by hosting talks that produced an agreement by Saudi Arabia and Iran … more
Iran’s top diplomat claims a prisoner swap is near with the U.S., though he has offered no evidence to support his assertion. U.S. officials immediately dismissed his comments as a “cruel lie." … more
Iraq’s prime minister has promised sweeping measures to tackle climate change, which has affected millions across the country. Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani said Sunday in a speech to open … more
The BBC’s sports coverage is facing a second day of severe disruptions as dozens of staff refused to work in solidarity with top soccer host Gary Lineker. Lineker, the BBC's highest-paid presenter, … more
Israeli forces fatally shot three Palestinian militants who opened fire on troops in the occupied West Bank. It was the latest bloodshed in a year-long wave of violence in the region. The Al-Aqsa … more
When Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis, much of his home country celebrated as if it had just won a soccer World Cup championship. A decade later, the first Latin American leader of … more
Record-breaking Cyclone Freddy made its second landfall in Mozambique Saturday night, pounding the southern African nation with heavy rains and disrupting transport and telecommunications services. … more
The Jehovah’s Witnesses have expressed shock over the deadly shooting at one of the group's halls in Hamburg, Germany, but thanked German police for preventing more bloodshed through their swift … more
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