THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target.
NEW YORK - The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book.
GUANGZHOU, China - Typhoon Neoguri weakened into a tropical storm Friday after hitting China's southern island province of Hainan, where 120,000 people fled low-lying areas and thousands more were stranded at an airport, state-run media reported.
BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denounced the American military's construction of a concrete wall through their Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad, the scene of renewed clashes Friday between his militiamen and U.S. and Iraqi troops.
JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Friday to build 100 more homes in two West Bank settlements, one deep inside the territory sought by the Palestinians for their future state.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police arrested 36 people and accused them of attempting to violently enforce a nationwide strike called by Zimbabwe's opposition to press for the release of presidential election results, authorities said Wednesday.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. military released Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein on Wednesday after holding him for more than two years without filing formal charges.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Runners carried the Olympic flame around the outside of a sports stadium Wednesday - an invitation-only event in front of an elite, sparse crowd with heavy security to deter any anti-China protesters or terrorist attacks.
BERLIN - An 86-year-old man who acted as a hit man for a Nazi death squad that executed Dutch civilians during World War II has been charged with three counts of murder, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.
LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was ''deeply ashamed'' of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.
JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group.
KAMPALA, Uganda - Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swept through the building, killing 19 schoolgirls and two adults.
CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted 25 key members of Egypt's largest opposition group and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail, a security official said.
WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.
SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...
PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...
MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...
BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...