Missing journalist's wife in tearful plea to step up search

The wife of a British journalist who disappeared in the Brazilian Amazon has urged the country's authorities to do more to find "the love of my life". read more...

FBI seizes retired general’s data related to Qatar lobbying

The FBI has seized the electronic data of a retired four-star general who authorities say made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. read more...

Ex-Thai police chief convicted of suspect killing

A former Thai police chief has been sentenced to life in jail after being found guilty of murder by torture, in a case that sparked national outrage over police brutality. read more...

Russia claims advances in Ukraine amid fierce fighting

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Tuesday claimed to have taken control of 97% of one of the two provinces that make up Ukraine’s Donbas, bringing the Kremlin closer to its goal of fully capturing the eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories. read more...

Australian court curtails government’s citizenship powers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Wednesday found a Cabinet minister illegally canceled a suspected Islamic State group fighter’s citizenship in a landmark ruling that curtails how governments can deal with extremists. read more...

Train derailment in east Iran kills at least 21, injures 47

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A passenger train traveling through eastern Iran struck an excavator and derailed nearly half its cars before dawn Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring another 47, officials said. read more...

Berlin: One dead and others hurt as car drives into pedestrians

One person has been killed and at least a dozen more injured after a car drove into a crowd on a busy Berlin street. read more...

Iraq: British man gets 15 years over smuggling artifacts

BAGHDAD (AP) — A British citizen was sentenced Monday by an Iraqi court to 15 years in prison after being convicted of attempting to smuggle artifacts out of the country, in a case that has attracted international attention. read more...

Australian court makes Google pay $515,000 for defamation

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former politician 715,000 Australian dollars ($515,000) over two defamatory YouTube videos. read more...

Muslim nations slam India over insulting remarks about Islam

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim-majority countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi struggling to contain the damaging fallout. read more...

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