Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead
Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.
Taliban deny reports of Haqqani network founder's death
The Taliban Saturday denied reports of the death of the founder of Haqqani network, its allied militant group blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan.
Olympics: New Japan stadium to open three months before Olympics
Japan's new national stadium will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics because of a government decision to order a new design, a top official said Saturday.
Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people who died when a private jet crashed in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London said Saturday.
Pacific trade talks fail to clinch TPP deal
Delegates negotiating a vast Pacific free-trade agreement have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, dealing a setback to US President Barack Obama.
No final deal in Pacific trade talks: negotiators
Delegates negotiating a huge Pacific free-trade agreement said Friday they have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to US President Barack Obama.
China's state-backed curlers hope for Winter Olympic sweep
When Liu Jinli first heard the soft rumble of curling stones slipping over Chinese ice a decade ago, the sport was virtually unknown in the country.
Australia says will continue push for MH17 prosecution
Australia vowed Saturday no let up in its quest to prosecute those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying Russia's veto of a UN resolution raised further questions about its involvement.
Philippines Haiyan rebuilding 'inadequate', says UN
The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.
Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis
Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the brownish-grey shanty homes of his neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble.
Italy's anti-establishment Five Star party ready to govern
Italy's anti-establishment Five Star party, founded in 2009 by former comedian Beppe Grillo, is itching to govern and has a man primed for the top job.
Migrant journeys cross in English Channel citadel
For the hundreds of migrants who make it across the English Channel, a stark detention centre in a former fortress overlooking the sea often represents the bitter end of a long journey.
Shamers on the prowl in social media jungle
The killing of a Zimbabwean lion by an American dentist is a vivid reminder of how, in this era of social media, it's a virtual jungle out there.
Australia says no let up in search for MH370 answers
Australia Saturday reiterated its commitment to finding answers for the families of those on board missing Flight MH370, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hailing the "first positive sign" that part of the plane has been found.
Kerry sets off on Mideast trip to Egypt, Doha
US Secretary of State John Kerry departed late Friday to Egypt for cooperation talks and to Qatar, where he hopes to ease Gulf countries' concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.
China manufacturing index slows in July: govt
Chinese manufacturing activity slowed further in July, official data showed Saturday, an early sign of weakness for the world's second-largest economy in the second half of this year.
Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch
Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Super Mario made his debut 30 years ago.
Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchange
Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation.
Hillary Clinton healthy, quite wealthy: campaign statements
Hillary Clinton is healthy and "fit to serve" as US president, her doctor affirmed Friday, as the Democratic White House frontrunner also revealed details about her family's substantial personal wealth.
Basketball: Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach
The Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George Karl, it was confirmed Friday.
Death row inmate to ask US top court to consider death penalty
A death row inmate in Oklahoma who unsuccessfully sought to ban a controversial drug used in lethal injections will ask the Supreme Court to consider if capital punishment is constitutional, his lawyer said Friday.
Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report
Global ridesharing startup Uber has closed a deal raising nearly $1 billion in fresh capital, pushing its valuation to more than $50 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Netanyahu to address US Jewish groups on Iran deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will next week redouble efforts to scupper the international nuclear deal with Iran, making a personal appeal to Jewish groups across the United States.
IMF approves loan to Ukraine despite debt concerns
The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the next installment of its massive loan to Ukraine despite uncertainty about the sustainability of the country's debt and its conflict with separatist forces.
US stocks finish higher on mixed-earnings week
Wall Street stocks withstood some prominent earnings disappointments and another bout of Chinese market volatility this week to finish higher.
US stocks fall on oil-sector weakness
Weakness in petroleum-linked equities weighed on US stocks Friday following poor earnings from ExxonMobil and Chevron and a drop in oil prices.
Food tech startups raking in cash: survey
Farm and food tech startups were red-hot in the first half of 2015, pulling in $2.06 billion from investors, a new survey showed Friday.
Cameroon deports 2,000 Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram: sources
Cameroon has deported more than 2,000 Nigerians who were living in the country illegally as part of new security measures intended to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, sources said Friday.
Oil prices tank as OPEC heightens oversupply worries
Oil prices plummeted Friday as traders digested the latest OPEC signal that crude production would not be cut despite global oversupply and falling prices.
Muslims in C. Africa 'forced to abandon religion': Amnesty
Many Muslims returning to western areas of the Central African Republic after last year's intercommunal massacres are being threatened and "forced to abandon their religion," Amnesty International said Friday.
Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and Turkey
Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.