Afghan official: Bodies found of 9 people abducted last year

KABUL, Afghanistan –  An Afghan official says that bodies of nine civilians abducted by militants early last year have been found in the country's...

Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say...

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

JAKARTA, Indonesia –  Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet)...

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

MANILA, Philippines –  A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily...

Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Khan marries 3rd time

ISLAMABAD –  Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two...

Major intelligence, strategic failures helped spur US soldiers' deaths in Niger, report says

A new report details how a worldwide oversight in the War on Terror helped lead to the deaths of four U.S. service members in...

Iran flier texted before deadly plane crash: 'May God protect us'

A passenger killed in the deadly Iranian commercial plane crash on Sunday reportedly channeled his faith just moments before takeoff, sending his girlfriend one...

Russia church shooting kills 5 after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

In this 2014 file photo, members of Russia's special forces stand guard during an operation in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus Republic...

Avalanches kill 11-year-old girl and her father in France, injure 2 in Switzerland

A helicopter leaving from the location where an avalanche injured two people at the Fenestral Pass, in Finhaut, Switzerland.  (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP) Authorities say...

Avalanches kill 2 skiers in France, injure 2 in Switzerland

PARIS –  Authorities say two skiers were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps, and two more people were injured by an avalanche...

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