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5 things to know about China’s twice-a-decade party congress

5 things to know about China’s twice-a-decade party congress

The crucial parts will be held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens will be closely watching for any public hints signaling change at…

Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300

Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300

Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people.…

Behind the dramatic rescue of American-Canadian couple from Haqqani captivity

Behind the dramatic rescue of American-Canadian couple from Haqqani captivity

Armed with information from U.S. intelligence, Pakistani soldiers staged a dramatic but successful rescue operation last week to free American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, 34,…

Netanyahu, in video, tells Iran foreign minister to delete his Twitter account

Netanyahu, in video, tells Iran foreign minister to delete his Twitter account

In a video message posted online Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had some choice words for Iran’s foreign minister: “Delete your account.”…

Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain: What to know

Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain: What to know

Catalonia’s leader declared independence last week, but the Spanish government isn’t letting the region go that easily.…

At least 231 killed in Somalia’s deadliest attack on record

At least 231 killed in Somalia’s deadliest attack on record

The death toll has risen to 231, with more than 275 people injured, after a truck bomb in Somalia that the U.S. government condemned Sunday as a “cowardly” attack.…

Austria’s foreign minister declares victory in election, set to become Europe’s youngest leader

Austria’s foreign minister declares victory in election, set to become Europe’s youngest leader

The leader of Austria’s right-leaning People’s Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe’s youngest head of government.…

Hogwarts Express rescues family in Scotland

Hogwarts Express rescues family in Scotland

As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland.…

Haqqani captors killed child, raped wife, Canadian ex-hostage says

Haqqani captors killed child, raped wife, Canadian ex-hostage says

After landing in Canada with his family Friday night, Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle told reporters some frightening news about his family’s ordeal in Afghanistan.…

Huge explosion from truck bomb rattles Somalia capital, at least 20 killed

Huge explosion from truck bomb rattles Somalia capital, at least 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb rattled Somalia’s capital Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than a dozen.…