A spectacular cargo train derailment in Malaysia on Friday left cars piled up like toys, blocking two busy tracks and stranding thousands of travellers on the country's busy rail network. The train's two engines and 25 empty cement cars were thrown from the tracks along a heavily travelled north-south rail corridor in the northern state of Perak, according to a statement by rail operator KTM Berhad. KTM Berhad said two rail lines were blocked by the resulting pile-up of train cars.>>> »
A possible victory for Iceland's leftwing and centrist opposition in Saturday's snap election has brought the issue of stalled European Union membership talks back to life. Although most Icelanders are sceptical about their country's future within the EU, they seek a closure on the matter
Syrian opposition fighters made advances Friday in a major assault on government forces aimed at breaking a months-long siege of rebel-held districts of the battered city of Aleppo. Rebel groups including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front fired waves
The Islamic State group has killed scores of people and taken tens of thousands to use as human shields against Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul, the United Nations said Friday. Thousands have fled in the other direction, prompting a warning of "massive displacement" when fighting inside the
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wielding batons and firing rounds of tear gas, Pakistani riot police on Friday clashed with stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who rallied in the capital in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.
PETALING JAYA, Oct 28 — Vernacular education will remain the first choice of many parents until national schools improve in quality, said PKR’s Wong Chen tonight. National schools will not be...
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — Sabriya Hammad buried her son in a cemetery that was destroyed by the same people who killed him.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Lawmakers in the Belgian region that held up an important new trade pact between the European Union and Canada officially approved the deal Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has raised his Democratic rival's immigrant background and mocked her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution, saying he had forgotten the congresswoman's "parents came all the way from Thailand
Belgium's Wallonia region on Friday approved a landmark EU-Canada free trade agreement after marathon talks produced a compromise, clearing the way for the European Union to sign the pact. By 58 votes to five, parliament in Namur, south of Brussels, became the first of the country's three French-speaking
By Asad Hashim and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan accused the government of placing him under virtual house arrest in Islamabad on Friday as his supporters in nearby Rawalpindi fought running battles with the police. Police tear-gassed and baton-charged the
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto repairs, haircuts, legal work and financial accounting.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case began their closing arguments Friday by displaying for jurors the infamous email at the heart of the case as they seek to prove that two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie purposely created gridlock in a political
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the fighting in Iraq (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign said Friday the billionaire businessman may plunge more of his personal fortune into his presidential bid after new federal filings that show Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch.
The Danish ex-editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago on Friday accused the Jyllands-Posten newspaper of trying to silence him, saying it had let "the jihadists" win. In a book to be released on Monday, titled "De besatte" ("
MADRID (AP) — The stability of a new minority government expected to take power in Spain next week will depend on the willingness of all parties to negotiate and act responsibly, acting deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday called for cooperation to prevent Islamic State jihadists from leaving Mosul and heading to Syria during the offensive under way to recapture the Iraqi city. "We are interested in cooperation with our Iraqi colleagues to take measures to prevent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found.
ATLANTA (AP) — Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the protests at the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovans will vote for a president on Sunday for the first time in 20 years, an election that could move the former Soviet republic closer to Europe or rekindle the nation's old ties with Moscow.
A Yazidi teenager who escaped the Islamic State group after nearly two years of enslavement said Friday the prospect of one day becoming a "voice" for her community saw her through the nightmarish ordeal. Lamia Haji Bashar, who on Thursday won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov
US economic growth accelerated to a 2.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter boosted by a big jump in exports and solid consumer spending, the Commerce Department reported Friday. Coming just 11 days before the presidential election in which the economy has been a major issue, the GDP data showed