BANGKOK, Thailand - Dire warnings that cyclone survivors in Myanmar might fall prey to disease and starvation failed to take into account the survival instincts of those affected, aid agencies and disaster experts say.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have arrested 701 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants this year, including some who were plotting attacks against the kingdom's oil and economic installations, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
BUNGOMA, Kenya - Dozens of scared children filed silently into the bare room, their eyes on the cracks in the floor.
BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a district council building Tuesday in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing at least nine people, including four Americans - two soldiers and two government employees, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - A coast guard diver searching for survivors Tuesday inside a ferry that capsized in a typhoon found bodies and a bit of comfort - a plastic rosary floating in the water.
UNITED NATIONS - Outraged at the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote is impossible because of a ''campaign of violence'' being waged by President Robert Mugabe's government.
NEW DELHI - It was supposed to be a heartwarming tale of a man who brought an orphaned bear cub home from the forests of India to console his 6-year-old daughter, who had just lost her mother.
BEIJING - Pandas living in earthquake-hit southwest China are facing a food shortage and some have been evacuated to temporary shelters because of the threat of landslides and other hazards, an official said Tuesday.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Coalition warplanes swooped down on militants withdrawing from a firefight with police into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 15 of them, officials said.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burned effigies Tuesday as they protested a court ruling that bars him from running in this week's parliamentary by-elections.
BEIJING - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Tuesday that 84,500 people perished in last month's cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77,700 had died in the devastating storm.
BERLIN - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the deadly attack Tuesday in Sadr City, Iraq, a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face as they work to help rebuild the country.
TEHRAN, Iran - Drug traffickers in well-armed desert convoys roll across the border from Afghanistan. Standing in their way are Iranian soldiers and drug agents trying to choke off one of the world's busiest pipelines for opium and heroin.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico City's mayor expressed outrage Saturday that youths as young as 13 were among the dozen people killed in a nightclub stampede and said the officials involved in the police raid that sparked the crush had been suspended.
WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...
CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...
RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...
Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...
WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party ...
INDIANAPOLIS - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.
WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia ...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.