New Zealand's largest city braces for more rain and flooding

New Zealand's largest city braces for more rain and flooding

A dangerous amount of rain is forecast for New Zealand's most populous city four days after Auckland had its wettest day on record in a storm that claimed four lives.

Emhoff says somber Auschwitz visit key to antisemitism work

Emhoff says somber Auschwitz visit key to antisemitism work

Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, says he was deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australia triggers search

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australia triggers search

Authorities in West Australia are searching for a tiny but potentially deadly radioactive capsule that got lost while being transported on a truck from a mine to a depot in the city of Perth.

Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks

Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks

Israel’s rescue service says a gunman has opened fire in east Jerusalem, wounding at least two people.

Challenge for Tunisian democracy: Getting voters to show up

Challenge for Tunisian democracy: Getting voters to show up

Tunisia was once the Arab world’s hope for a new era of democracy.

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

Hundreds of climate activists have blocked one of the main roads into The Hague, defying attempts to prevent their protest that have sparked concerns about restrictions on the right to demonstrate.

How to fix a howitzer: US offers help line to Ukraine troops

How to fix a howitzer: US offers help line to Ukraine troops

A rapidly expanding group of U.S. and allied troops and contractors are using phones and tablets to communicate in encrypted chatrooms to provide real-time maintenance advice to Ukrainian troops on the battlefield.

‘He’s close to us’: Wheelchair users in Africa await pope

‘He’s close to us’: Wheelchair users in Africa await pope

When Pope Francis arrives in Congo and South Sudan next week, thousands of people will take special note of a gesture more grounded than the sign of the cross.

Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales

Japan firm opens whale meat vending machines to push sales

A Japanese whaling operator, after struggling for years to promote its controversial products, has found a new way to cultivate clientele: whale meat vending machines.

Pope clarifies homosexuality and sin comments in note

Pope clarifies homosexuality and sin comments in note

Pope Francis has clarified his comments about homosexuality and sin.

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Israel’s defense minister signaled Friday that the military would stop its airstrikes if Palestinian militant groups halted rocket attacks, a day after the deadliest Israeli raid in decades raised the prospect of a major flare-up in fighting.

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum hopes for 'American dream'

Afghan soldier seeking US asylum hopes for 'American dream'

After being held in detention in Texas for months during his legal fight to remain in the U.S., Afghan soldier Abdul Wasi Safi is now a free man as he works to secure asylum in America.

Fitch ups Greece's rating to a notch below investment grade

Fitch ups Greece's rating to a notch below investment grade

Credit ratings agency Fitch has raised Greece’s credit rating to one notch below investment grade.

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau are gathering to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp amid horror that yet another war has shattered peace in Europe.

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a 'dangerous drug'

Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, labeling it a “dangerous drug.”.