[Newsmaker]Taiwan rescuers find signs of life in rubble

Rescuers on Sunday found signs of life within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. The emergency c...

Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse

The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces.The often dark, blurry and grainy pictures are mai...

Three dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings

A 10-month old baby was among three dead after a 16-storey tower block was toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan Saturday, with rescuers battling to free residents still trapped inside.Officials said four buildi...

[Newsmaker]World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Leaders and diplomats from 70 countries are meeting in Lond...

Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil

Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N....

Egypt official: Signs of torture on body of Italian student

The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Ass...

[Newsmaker] Pacific Rim nations sign giant trade deal amid protests

The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest trade deals in history, was signed in New Zealand on Thursday as protestors demonstrated over fears for jobs and sovereignty.   The ambitious deal, promising the eliminati...

Jimmy Carter says scans show no signs of cancer

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the serious form of cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and brain, but he will continue treatment...

[Newsmaker] White House race wide open as upstarts rattle Trump, Clinton

DES MOINES, Iowa - The US presidential race looked suddenly wide open Tuesday after frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton suffered chastening evenings in Iowa, the first step on the long road to the White House.It was a pa...

Tokyo stocks down more than 3% by break, extending global slump

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks slumped more than three percent Wednesday morning, extending a drop on global markets as a stronger yen hit exporters and falling oil prices reignited worries about the world economy.As the euphoria of F...

Oil prices could jump 50% by end of 2016

Oil bulls distressed that last week’s rally fizzled can find some comfort in forecasts for a bigger and longer rebound by the end of the year.Analysts are projecting prices will climb more than $15 by the end of 2016. New York cr...

Cruz upsets Trump in Iowa, Clinton escapes with narrow win

U.S. presidential hopefuls trained their sights on New Hampshire and beyond Tuesday, with conservative Ted Cruz keen to build on his dramatic Iowa victory over Donald Trump, and Democrat Hillary Clinton reminded that she is not po...

[Graphic News] Caracas named as the world‘s most violent city

The list of the world’s 50 deadliest cities, published by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, features 41 in South America, including 21 in Brazil, which is scheduled to host the Summer Olympics this year.The ranking...

Islamic State group claims bombings near Syria Shiite shrine

BEIRUT (AFP) -- The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for bombings near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus that killed at least 45 people.In a statement circulated on social media, the j...

For Zika-threatened people, vaccines may not come soon enough

Even if the world’s largest drugmakers were to mobilize as fast as they could, and even if the science were straightforward, it’s unlikely a Zika vaccine could be developed quickly enough to address the expanding outbreak of the...