Skip to Content

An unknown number of peacekeepers have been killed in an ambush near the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city Beni, the head of the U.N. mission, Martin Kobler, said Tuesday.

"It is with sadness and anger that I have just learned of the deaths of peacekeepers in an ambush near…

0 (0 new)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, an underdog joining a crowded field of White House hopefuls.

Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister turned politician, is the third Republican to enter the race this week. Two political outsiders, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina…

0 (0 new)

Lawmakers are expected to pass an anti-terror statute Wednesday granting Canada's spy agency sweeping new powers criticized by civil rights advocates.

The final reading of the bill after several failed opposition attempts to water it down in recent days follows two deadly attacks in Canada last year.

It will mark…

0 (0 new)

Five cities - Boston, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Budapest - "are interested" in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, IOC executive director Christophe Dubi disclosed on Tuesday.

Cities have until September 15 to enter bids and the International Olympic Committee will make a decision in mid-2017.

Paris is close to entering…

0 (0 new)

The United States ratcheted up pressure on the leaders of the Islamic State jihadist group on Tuesday, adding four names to those targeted by multi-million-dollar bounties.

The IS group has seized a wide stretch of eastern Syria and northern Iraq and declared it a "caliphate," within which it has enslaved…

0 (0 new)

Men dressed as samurai warriors in armor walk out after the Kachiya Festival at Katori Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday. The festival celebrates the warlord Fujiwara Hidesato's victory in suppressing a revolt by warload Taira no Masakado in 940 during the Heian Period (794-1185). Fujiwara dedicated a "kachiya" or victory…

0 (0 new)

Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least three people and purportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.

Saudi Arabia's national airline cancelled flights into the border area of Najran…

0 (0 new)

The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue.

Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas.

And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at the MGM Grand sports book on Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn't…

0 (0 new)

One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying in court papers that it is an illegal weapon.

The city's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said Friday in charging the officer and…

0 (0 new)

The Western Sydney Wanderers' Asian Champions League title defense ended Tuesday despite a win 2-0 over Guangzhou Evergrande, with FC Seoul moving into the knockout stage with a late 3-2 win over Kashima Antlers.

The Wanderers entered the last match in Group H needing to beat 2013 champion Guangzhou, which…

0 (0 new)