Allies rally to UK's May amid leadership woes over Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May is appealing directly to voters to back her Brexit plan, as she waits to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge.
Disputed Sri Lankan PM faces 2nd no-confidence motion
Pandemonium has reigned in Sri Lanka's Parliament as lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books and chairs to try to block the proceedings a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators worsened political turmoil.
Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation
A Catholic news service says a bishop who has resisted demands to join China's Communist Party-controlled church body has apparently been taken into custody by authorities, despite recent moves toward reconciliation by Beijing and the Holy See.
UN says 8 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels
The United Nations says seven peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in a joint military operation with Congolese forces against rebels in the country's northeast, which is also facing a deadly Ebola outbreak.
More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay
The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border are sleeping in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to arrive before their next move.
Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's son
The son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy.
Italy's bishops respond to long-ignored clergy sex abuse
Italy's Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored.
Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees
A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged to French queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction.
South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park
South Sudan is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, a move that officials say will make the seat of government more accessible to the people, the government said on Wednesday.
Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push
German automaker Volkswagen says it will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, getting ready to ramp up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards.
Bangladesh ready to return Rohingya, who say they'll refuse
Bangladesh authorities say they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Myanmar since last year. But refugees say they will refuse to go because of fears for their safety.
Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border
A caravan of thousands of Central American migrants is speeding its journey to the U.S. border, breaking up into smaller groups as buses and trucks carry some hundreds of miles in a day, while others behind remain stranded.
WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo
The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission.
French president requests respect following Trump's tweets
France's government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked "common decency" by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks.
New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes
A dramatic recording from beyond the grave has led to allegations that Colombia's chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, prompting calls for his resignation.
French police end investigation into Interpol disappearance
French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claims that she got a threatening call after he was picked up.
AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan
Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration.
Man tries self-immolation with wine, held for weapon images
A man who doused himself with wine and tried to self-immolate on a high-speed train and waved a phone showing videos and photos of armed combatants is being held by French police on a potential terrorism charge.
Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea
After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it.