Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base


BEIRUT — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including


Australian sheep aims to be world's wooliest

An Australian sheep thought to be the world's woolliest was finally shorn on Thursday but the weight of his fleece fell just short of the record. Shaun the sheep


Zara pulls shirt similar to Nazi concentration camp uniform,

International clothing company Zara was called out through social media Wednesday after the release of a new children’s shirt. The shirt, white with navy blue


AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Six people — including an Associated Press video journalist — were killed Wednesday when leftover ordnance believed to


Brazil World Cup ticket-scalping suspect gets bail

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has granted bail to a British executive charged in an alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme. Justice Marco Aurelio says the


Anthony Hudson named New Zealand football coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — English-born Anthony Hudson was named Tuesday as the new coach of the New Zealand men’s football team. Hudson, who has been coaching


FIFA bans former Greece coach Santos for 8 matches

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA banned former Greece coach Fernando Santos for eight international games on Monday for verbally abusing match officials at the World Cup. Santos


Strong quake kills 367 in southern China

BEIJING — A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more


Polar bears adapt to climate change with new menu

MISSOULA, Mont. – Starving polar bears, icon of the climate change movement, may be able to adapt to an ice-free summer season in the Arctic after all.


China's Top Guns closing gap with U.S. fighters

HONG KONG — China showed off newfound fighter-jet skills in 2011 with video suspiciously similar to a “Top Gun” clip. Now, the 1986 blockbuster

Police & Fire

Blast at China car parts plant kills 68, hurts 187

BEIJING — Sixty-eight people were killed and nearly 200 others injured, most with severe burns, after an explosion Saturday at an automotive parts factory in

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