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Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surroga…

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New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island tow…

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Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to cont…

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Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political ob…

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Turkish president seeks 2-state deal in Cyprus

Turkish president seeks 2-state deal in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish…

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Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stabilit…

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Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals

Study claims cave art made by Neanderthals

BERLIN (AP) — A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more i…

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday…

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Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State …

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Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the north…

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Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent a…

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Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, c…

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Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who cros…

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Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency cr…

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Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort …

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Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islami…

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Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

Scottish zoo: 'Bad news' for pregnant giant panda

LONDON (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo warned Monday that its female giant panda, Tian Tian, may have lost her cub.

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VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Ital…

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Albanian main opposition party boycotts Parliament

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democrats are boycotting Parliament, complaining that the socialist-led governing coalition p…

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UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons susp…

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