|US ambassador protests Iran's election to UN committee
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has protested the election of repressive regimes, including Iran, to the U.N. Committee on Non-governmental Organizations which deals with civil society groups accredited to the United Nations.
|Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader
Members of a vigilante self-defense group in western Mexico are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
|US awards $4M to help Haitians hurt by drought
The American government has awarded $4 million to help Haitian families hurt by a drought in the Caribbean nation's northwest, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince said Thursday.
|London school says students abused by US teacher
A British private school said Thursday that images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.
|Jokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims
As South Korea mourns one of the deadliest disasters in its history, anything deemed frivolous or fun is frowned upon -- and the backlash for breaking this collective somber mood can be harsh.
|Germany puts military exports to Russia on hold
The German government says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold.
|EU institutions vulnerable to corruption, report says
An independent report has concluded that official complacency, complex rules and spotty oversight have left the European Union's leading institutions vulnerable to corruption.
|Israeli FM lashes out at Palestinian unity deal
Israel's foreign minister said Thursday that a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible, after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government.
|Three US doctors dead, nurse wounded in Afghanistan
Three American physicians have been killed and a U.S. nurse was wounded after an Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday.
|Marshall Islands suing nine nuclear-armed powers
The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations, with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament.