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.>>> »
The European Union's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini will head to Iran and Saudi Arabia for talks on the Syrian conflict, a statement said on Friday. Mogherini will visit Tehran on Saturday and Riyadh on Monday for "senior level talks" continuing the EU's "outreach to key
Russia on Friday failed to win re-election at the United Nations Human Rights Council in a vote rights groups said reflected international disapproval of Moscow's involvement in the war in Syria. The UN General Assembly elected Hungary and Croatia instead to represent eastern Europe at the 47-nation
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Friday appealed to opposition parties to help find a compromise over amending a EU-Ukraine treaty, rejected by voters in April, or risk seeing the key cooperation pact fail. If no solution is found, Rutte warned his government would have no choice but to propose a law
MIAMI (AP) — Tim Kaine's workmanlike Spanish is the only game in town when it comes to speaking directly to one of the country's fastest growing voting blocs during the presidential campaign.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up much of an early gain Friday afternoon after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails linked to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That injected a note of uncertainty just a week and a half before the presidential election.
The FBI told US lawmakers Friday it has reopened its review of White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server when she was secretary of state, after discovering new mails "that appear to be pertinent." FBI director James Comey said his agency would take "appropriate
The FBI's head said on Friday that the agency would investigate additional emails that have surfaced related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server to determine whether they contain classified information, adding that it is unclear how significant the new materials may be. In a
New Reese's peanut butter cups and Kit Kat bars helped boost Hershey's sales, the chocolate company said Friday as it reported that quarterly profit rose 47 percent and predicted better full-year earnings ...
Barring any surprises, a former Lebanese general and a strong ally of the militant Hezbollah group is poised to be elected Lebanon's president next week, formally ending a two-year vacuum in the country's ...
By Brian Ellsworth and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - Venezuela's streets were quieter than usual on Friday during an opposition-called strike, but participation was patchy after the socialist government threatened to shut down businesses that closed. "The strike is a good
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.
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — For three months, as Islamic State militants ranged across farms and villages south of Mosul, they took Sayid Naheer, his wife and eight children with them. The family was among tens of thousands of people that the U.N. says have been rounded up to be used as human shields.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rosa Ruiz returned from a gambling jaunt to San Diego before dawn Saturday and was back on another bus that evening, headed for a desert casino.
The Kremlin said Friday that President Vladimir Putin did not think it was time to resume air strikes on Aleppo after the defence ministry requested that a moratorium on bombing be lifted. "The Russian president considers it inappropriate at the current moment to resume strikes on Aleppo,"
October marked a record monthly high in the number of migrants arriving in Italy in recent years, with over 27,000 people reaching its shores. Italy's interior ministry released figures Thursday showing that 26,161 people -- almost all from West Africa and the Horn of Africa -- arrived here this
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has repeatedly said he will spend $100 million or more of his own money on his presidential bid. Yet even with a fresh donation, he'd be $34 million short of that promise.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Syrian rebels launched a major assault Friday aimed at breaking a months-long siege of opposition-held districts of Aleppo, as regime ally Russia held off on renewed air strikes. Rebel groups including the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction and former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front fired waves of
Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk apologized Friday for mocking his Democratic rival's immigrant background and her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution — comments ...
By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service's recent
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations paid tribute to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Friday with a moment of silence and speeches in the General Assembly Hall.
PARIS (AP) — The foreign ministers of countries in the western Mediterranean Sea region met Friday to discuss migration and the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and elsewhere.
NEW YORK (AP) — A field of aerated cement blocks that crumble under the weight of an aircraft helped prevent Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's campaign plane from barreling off a runway and onto New York City's busy Grand Central Parkway.