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A suicide car bomber driving a military Humvee struck a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24 people, officials said. No...

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North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country’s latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to...

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A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana’s international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. A round of embraces...

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An attempted military coup took place in the remote and mountainous nation of Lesotho on Saturday, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA. “In...

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Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua’s first lady, said 20 of the...

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US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.Mr Kerry called on Russia to take responsibility for the...

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Diplomats have agreed a four-month extension to the deadline for an agreement between Iran and world powers on Iran’s nuclear programme.The US says it will unblock $2.8bn in frozen Iranian funds, in...

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A team of international observers say pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines plane.An OSCE spokesman said access to the site had been controlled...

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The US and EU have bolstered sanctions against Russia over its alleged support for separatists fighting in Ukraine.The US has targeted major banks including Gazprombank, defence firms and energy companies...

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British actor Dave Legeno, who played a villain in three of the Harry Potter films, has died while hiking in California’s Death Valley.Police say Legeno, 50, was found by another pair of hikers and that...