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China beat Russia 25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20 Saturday to move into first place at the women's volleyball World Cup.

Ting Zhu scored a match-high 29 points as China improved to 27 points atop the standings.

China faces host Japan on Sunday, the final day of competition. Russia, which dropped to…

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A fleet of Hungarian buses delivered more than 1,000 surprised and relieved migrants Saturday to the border of Austria, where charity workers offered the newcomers beds, hot tea and a warm welcome.

The pre-dawn move eased immediate pressure on Hungary, which has struggled to manage the flow of thousands of…

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Rookie Luis Severino won his third straight start and Alex Rodriguez hit his 681st career home run, sending the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.

Brian McCann and Greg Bird also homered for the Yankees, who hold…

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The Japanese government is considering adding new criteria for recognizing refugees such as fear of persecution over gender, a government source said Saturday.

However, it remains to be seen whether the new policy will help increase the number of foreigners who are granted refugee status in Japan. Although a record…

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Police in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 28-year-old man over a crossbow attack on a 31-year-old newspaper deliveryman in August.

According to police, the suspect, Taito Yamaguchi, fired a crossbow at the victim as he was delivering newspapers on his bike to a housing complex at around 2:45…

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Naraha Mayor Yukiei Matsumoto, rear left, plants a tree with children of Naraha residents during an event in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday. The town lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7,400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami and spread…

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Google is talking with Chinese authorities and smartphone makers about opening an online shop in China stocked with applications for Android-powered mobile devices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The move would mark a return for the US Internet firm, which moved its online search service from Mainland China…

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Japan must drop its requirement for government guarantees if it wants to stay in the race against China to build an Indonesian railway link from Jakarta to Bandung, a senior minister said on Friday.

"Japan's proposal includes a request for a government guarantee. Meanwhile China doesn't require that. That's the…

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Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

The Democratic presidential front-runner said in an interview…

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Mexican police seized a ton of so-called "black cocaine" at Mexico City's airport and destroyed more than 100 tons of marijuana plants in western state of Nayarit, according to statements from federal authorities.

Federal police and agents from the attorney general's office made the cocaine bust after learning the drug…

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