JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year’s Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from host country Indonesia: Muslim hardliners have threatened to hijack
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international body established by the U.N. in 1988, presented a summary of its latest assessment on climate change on Friday. Here are the key findings:
— Global warming
LONDON (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to killing a British soldier who was hacked to death on a London street in an apparent Islamist terrorist attack.
Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were shot by police
AHMADABAD, India (AP) — Officials say monsoon flooding has left 13 people dead in the west Indian state of Gujarat where thousands of people took shelter in state-run camps this week.
Nitin Patel, a state government spokesman, says
MADRID (AP) — Spain says it will freeze civil servants’ wages again in 2014 in an attempt to cut public debt.
The government has been cutting expenses for three years as it seeks to cope with the costs
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb exploded in the back of a bus carrying government employees in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 17 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but militants
VIENNA (AP) — Iranian and U.N. officials are discussing whether to resume inspections meant to determine whether Tehran worked on atomic arms, in a test of pledges by Iran’s new president to reduce nuclear tensions.
Iranian envoy Reza
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog is calling for inspections of Syria’s chemical arsenal to begin by Tuesday.
The draft decision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons obtained by The Associated
HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks drifted on Friday, with markets in China edging slightly higher as investors stayed cautious ahead of a major holiday and details from the highly anticipated unveiling of a free trade zone in
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Draft chemical weapons watchdog decision calls for Syria inspections to start by Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, President Barack Obama says, he’s not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the “Make my day” president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation’s debts.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Two human rights groups say a Commonwealth advisory group should prioritize the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, where the group is holding a heads of state meeting in November.
The Commonwealth Ministerial
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. and its international partners emerged from a meeting with Iran declaring that a “window of opportunity has opened” to peacefully settle their nuclear standoff. But diplomats asked Tehran to come back with
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A furor over Australia’s policy of turning boats full of asylum seekers back to Indonesia has erupted ahead of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s first visit as Australian leader to its important neighbor.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A multi-story residential building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai early Friday, killing at least three people and sending rescuers racing to reach dozens of people feared trapped in the rubble.