Two soldiers, four 'militants' killed in Indian Kashmir
Two soldiers and four suspected militants were killed Saturday in a fierce gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the de facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.
Columbine shooter's mother says saw no signs of his mental distress
Sue Klebold, the mother of a teen involved in the deadliest high school shooting in US history, said she saw no signs of her son's mental distress in her first TV interview since the 1999 massacre.
Climate deal will live on, despite US blow
In freezing President Barack Obama's plan to tackle carbon emissions, the US Supreme Court delivered a blow to a global climate deal - but experts say that US commitments to the deal will survive.
Outgoing Myanmar president cancels US visit to monitor political transition
Myanmar's outgoing president has scrapped a planned trip to the US next week in order to oversee the power hand-off to Aung San Suu Kyi's new government, a presidential spokesman told AFP Saturday.
Hong Kong brings east meets west to NY Fashion Week
Three leading Hong Kong designers sent a riot of color and tailoring down the New York runway in a push to broaden their US client base and put the tiny territory more firmly on the global fashion map.
Aussie man who woke from coma speaking Chinese finds TV match
An Australian man who woke from a coma speaking fluent Mandarin has found love on a Chinese dating show.
More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency
Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an appartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, emergency services said on Saturday.
Peacock-culling plan ruffles feathers in India's Goa
The chief minister of India's popular tourist state of Goa moved to smooth ruffled feathers Saturday after a proposal to reclassify the national bird, the peacock, as vermin sparked an outcry.
Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines
Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday.
Trump: the art of the political rally
Agence France-Presse has launched a weekly series of reporters' blogs taking readers behind the scenes of the 2016 US election for a look at the events and attitudes shaping the White House race.
Japan calls on North Korea to resume abduction probe
Japan has voiced frustration at North Korea's decision to scrap an investigation into its past abductions of Japanese citizens.
US approves F-16 sale to Pakistan
The United States said Friday it had approved selling up to eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, worth a total of $699 million.
Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie
Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, "multisensory" David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the famously experimental rock legend.
West Bank village defiant after Israeli crackdown
With a four-day lockdown and economic sanctions, Israel cracked down hard on the West Bank village of Qabatiya after three of its sons killed a policewoman in a Jerusalem attack.
US deploys more Patriot missiles in S. Korea
The United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea following North Korea's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, US Forces Korea said Saturday.
Bill Cosby appeals to halt sexual assault case
Disgraced US TV legend Bill Cosby on Friday appealed a Pennsylvania judge's refusal to dismiss a sexual assault case against him, according to a document seen by AFP.
Assad 'deluded' in claiming military solution
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "deluded" if he thinks there is a military solution to the war in Syria, nearly five years into a brutal conflict that has killed more than 260,000 people, a US official said Friday.
Wall Street tries to reset debate on activism
Wall Street is hoping to reset the debate on US corporate governance following a wave of shareholder activism that has challenged many of the biggest companies.
N. Korea lacks technology for anti-US nuclear strike
North Korea is committed to striking the United States with a nuclear-armed missile, but it can't do so without outside help, due to shortfalls in its own technology, the Pentagon said Friday.
US man pleads guilty to hate crime after threatening mosques
A Florida man has admitted he threatened to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshipers in the wake of the November Paris attacks.
US scientists travel to Colombia for Zika collaboration
American scientists traveled to Colombia to investigate the mosquito-borne Zika virus and help find a vaccine for the disease that is plaguing Latin America, the US ambassador to Bogota said Friday.
Sports: Quotes of the week
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Historic pope-patriarch declaration: key points
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Friday held the first meeting in nearly a millennium between heads of their two branches of the Christian church.
Rihanna puts the sexy into sweats in NY runway debut
Barbadian superstar Rihanna, feted as much for her daring style as her vocal chords, closed out day two of New York Fashion Week by unveiling a debut collection for Puma that put the sexy into sweatpants.
Dollar jumps vs yen after solid US retail sales
The dollar rebounded against the yen Friday as solid US retail sales data and rising oil prices lifted sentiment on global markets after a punishing week.
US, Cuba to sign agreement resuming regular flights
The United States and Cuba will sign a bilateral agreement Tuesday to restore regular flights between the two countries after more than half a century, the State Department said.
Baseball: Mets pitcher Mejia gets record life doping ban
Major League Baseball issued the toughest doping ban in its history Friday, imposing a life ban on New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia after a third positive test for steroids.
Square surges after Visa reveals details of stake
Shares in Square leapt Friday after financial giant Visa revealed details of its stake in the mobile payments group led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Cruz campaign pulls US ad featuring softcore porn actress
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has pulled a campaign ad after it turned out the clip, which attacked rival Marco Rubio, featured a softcore porn actress.
Cameron confident of reaching EU deal to avoid Brexit
Prime Minister David Cameron expressed confidence Friday that a deal could be reached allowing Britain to remain in the European Union and avoid a so-called "Brexit".
US urges Ukraine to quickly pass anti-graft reforms
The United States on Friday urged Ukraine to accelerate anti-graft reforms, after the International Monetary Fund threatened to cut aid to the cash-strapped country due to corruption concerns.