Myanmar has detected its first Zika infection with state media reporting Friday that a pregnant foreign woman had been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus. The World Health Organization warned earlier this month that Zika was likely to spread throughout Asia after being detected in 70 countries worldwide, including at least 19 in the Asia Pacific region. While the virus linked to birth defects has been present in Southeast Asia for years, there has been an uptick in the number of recorded cases in the region in recent months.>>> »
Japanese stocks rose Friday on a weaker yen as another feeble inflation reading put fresh pressure on Tokyo, but most other markets headed into the weekend on a dour note following a Wall Street sell-off. The dollar extended gains in Tokyo after breaking above 105 yen late Thursday on increasing expectations
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway after landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport, the campaign said. "We could feel the plane sliding off the runway and then (it) came to a very sharp halt" after landing, CNN producer Elizabeth Landers
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as a weaker yen sent Japan's benchmark higher, despite persisting gloom from Wall Street's recent declines.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a debate packed with testy exchanges, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk ribbed Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family history of military service and she criticized him for previous remarks he made against the president, as the candidates made one of their final pitches
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her presidential bid with a resounding campaign cash advantage over Donald Trump.
Ex-Soviet Moldova will cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election viewed as a tug-of-war between supporters of European integration and advocates of closer relations with former master Moscow. Presidential candidates are pressing diametrically-opposed visions for the country's future: deeper
The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a "momentous" agreement was finally reached Friday, with Russia dropping its long-held opposition. The deal, sealed by the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
Agreement was reached Friday to create a vast US and New Zealand-backed Antarctic marine sanctuary in the Ross Sea -- the world's largest -- at a meeting of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart. Conservationists have been pushing for years to better protect pristine
Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie. Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport late Thursday, tearing up concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.
A group of armed protesters who led a takeover of a remote wildlife refuge in the western US state of Oregon have been acquitted by a jury of felony charges. The seven anti-government militants, including brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, faced charges of conspiring to impede federal employees at the Malheur
Apple's high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch control strip above the keyboard, part of a long-awaited update aimed at reviving interest in a product often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's almost part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day. But new filings show he's got a long way to go if he's going to hit that mark.
Trump Place Apartments are luxury living at one of New York's finest addresses, with marble floors, grand entrance halls, attentive doormen and magnificent views across the Hudson River. A group of residents from the complex on Riverside Drive -- on the Upper West Side, a wealthy, generally liberal
The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Authorities say more than 100 people have been arrested during an operation to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters ...
By Lucas Jackson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plane carrying U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway after landing in the rain at New York City's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, halting flights for at least an hour, officials said. No one was injured in the incident
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.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Twenty-four countries and the European Union agreed on Friday to create the world's largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square km (600,000 square miles) of ocean. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
Russia denied any involvement in deadly air strikes on a Syrian school and rejected a UN-led investigation showing its ally Damascus had carried out chemical attacks, as Moscow's relations with the West took another hit. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an immediate probe into Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 ― The Negri Sembilan Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JHEAINS) has powers under the law to investigate Ninja Joe over an allegedly confusing name for the latter's pork...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three years ago a 30-year-old mentally ill man fatally shot a California woman as she admired a scenic view on the Oregon coast, using one of three weapons acquired by the killer's mother from gun dealers.