Indonesian officials defend parade of veiled kids with guns
Indonesian officials are defending a street parade that involved veiled kindergarteners carrying replica weapons, with police saying they'll arrest the person who uploaded a viral video of the event to Facebook.
At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible
The reunions taking place this week between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives likely seeing each other for the last time before they die, but they're also highly political events.
Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge, defeating Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in an internal government ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support.
Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent
Firefighters in the Italian city of Genoa have suspended an operation to allow evacuated residents to retrieve their belongings from homes under a bridge that partially collapsed, after workers heard creaking noises coming from the structure.
Indonesia: Lombok quakes don't meet national disaster status
Indonesia's disaster agency says earthquakes that have killed more than 500 people on the island of Lombok in the past month and caused half a billion dollars in damage don't rise to the level of a national emergency.
Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details
Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.
Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights
Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to growing nationalism.
Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon Sculptures
The Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis.
New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuse
An international research group is launching a database of Irish clergy accused of sexually abusing children in hopes of pressing Pope Francis to disclose the names of all priests and brothers deemed guilty by the church.
Austria spy agency denies that it's being frozen out
The head of Austria's BVT spy agency is denying that there has been any significant reduction in cooperation with its foreign partners following a misconduct probe that sparked a political storm earlier this year.
Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12
Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least 3 people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from an earlier temblor that killed hundreds.
New premier Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan's economy
Pakistan's newly elected prime minister Imran Khan Sunday has said that the country is in the worst economic condition it has seen and pledged to cut government expenditure, end corruption and repatriate public funds.
Italy bridge designer warned in 1979 of risk of corrosion
The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution.
Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse
The archbishop of Dublin says he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. church.
Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian state
Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged.