Kenyan attack death toll hits 68, few hostages remain

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Kenya’s interior minister says officials are “very certain” that there are few, if any, hostages left in an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi…

HK cat cruelty case sparks protest

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HK cat cruelty case sparks protest…

US Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria

President Barack Obama’s request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced in the Senate…

Japan spends $470M to contain reactor leaks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has waded deep into the effort to deal with the aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear…

How possible US strike against Syria could unfold

How possible US strike against Syria could unfold

Humans caged at New Zealand zoo

A wildlife park in Christchurch, New Zealand puts the people in cages, giving them a very up-close-and-personal encounter with hungry lions…

Melbourne is world’s most liveable city for third year in a row

Melbourne is world’s most liveable city for third year in a row…

When to strike: Tense decisions for Obama on Syria

A successful vote Thursday in Britain’s Parliament would mark the start of short window that national security experts say could be the least worst time for Obama to act…

US lays groundwork for possible Syria strike

U.S. officials are wrestling with what type of military strike in Syria might deter future chemical weapons attacks and trying to assess how President Bashar Assad would respond…

Boyfriend Tracker’ app raises stir in Brazil

Functions include sending the person doing the tracking updates on their partner’s location and forwarding duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted phone…

Syrian forces bomb area of alleged chemical attack

Syrian government forces bombed the rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said the regime had killed more than 100 people…

Mubarak released from jail, taken to military hospital

Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was transferred from Tora prison to the Maadi military hospital on Thursday…

Russian bears rescued from rising floodwaters

Stranded bears were rescued from rising floodwaters, cage and all, on Monday as workers…

Kangaroo Facebook photo sparks censorship outrage

This photo of one of Australia’s most iconic animals is causing quite a stir in the land down under…

Prince William describes his joy at parenthood

Prince William described his joy at introducing his son to the world on the steps of a London hospital last month…

Pyramids deserted as foreign tourists heed travel warnings

As Egypt’s troubles continue tourist attractions usually awash with holidaymakers stood quiet and abandoned…

Train kills 37 pilgrims in eastern India

Officials in India say at least 37 people were killed when a train ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station early today…

IKEA recalls 2 models of children’s beds

Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children’s beds for repair due to a metal rod that can…

Japan shrine still flashpoint 68 years after war

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose hawkish views have raised concerns in the region, did not visit the shrine…

Egyptian police authorized to use deadly force

Egyptian authorities have authorized police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks…

Obama cancels joint exercise with Egyptian army

President Barack Obama on Thursday canceled joint military exercises with Egypt next month and said the United States “strongly condemns” the violent crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters…

Police storm protest camps; 278 dead across Egypt

Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi…

White House condemns violence in Egypt

The White House is condemning violence in Egypt, saying it will only make it more difficult for the country to move forward…

Japan considers making Rising Sun Flag official

Japan is considering to use its old military Rising Sun Flag as its national flag despite its controversy…

One fatality in Swiss hot air balloon crash

Swiss police say a hot air balloon carrying a vacationing American family has crashed near the western Swiss town of Montbovon…

Probe into python’s strangling of 2 boys in Canada

A 100-pound (45-kilogram) python blamed in the strangling deaths of two Canadian boys apparently escaped from its pet store enclosure…

New Zealand: New car to parallel park

A revolutionary electric car that could make parking a breeze has been unveiled in Dunedin, New Zealand…

Germany’s heaviest vaginal birth baby

The biggest baby to ever be born in Germany came into this world last week at an astonishing 13.47 pounds…

Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as histrain barreled ahead at 95 mph …