5 more mutilated bodies found in troubled southern Mexican state

ACAPULCO, Mexico –  Authorities say they’ve found five mutilated bodies in a region of southern Mexico where 11 decapitated corpses were found just a few days ago. An official at the Guerrero state prosecutor’s office said the [...]

2,000 Brazilian couples say ‘I do’ in Rio’s largest collective wedding

A couple pray during their wedding ceremony at the Maracanazinho gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. They where part of about 2000 couples married during a massive wedding ceremony called the “Day [...]

Doctor becomes new head of Germany’s leading Jewish organization

BERLIN –  A Bavarian doctor has been confirmed as the new head of Germany’s leading Jewish organization. Josef Schuster was elected Sunday after standing unopposed for the presidency of Germany’s Central Council of Jews. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The [...]

German president mulls medal for woman killed after defending others

Demonstrators take part in a rally while showing photographs to remember student Tugce in Berlin, Germany, Sunday Nov. 30, 2014. They commemorate 23-year old Tugce A. who was beaten up two weeks ago in front of a fast food [...]

Kabul police chief resigns after 3 foreigners killed in latest attack

November 29, 2014: Afghan security personnel carry a dead body into an ambulance at the site of a battle between security forces and Taliban fighters in Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) KABUL, Afghanistan –  The South African [...]

US-led coalition hits IS stronghold in northeastern Syria with as many as 30 airstrikes

BEIRUT –  Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has carried out as many as 30 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in and around the group’s de facto capital in northeastern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory [...]

Qatar court overturns conviction of US couple accused of starving adopted daughter

October 19, 2014: American couple Grace and Matthew Huang, sentenced to jail over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death, talk before they meet with U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in [...]

Qatari appeals court overturns ruling against American couple over death of adopted daughter

FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Matthew and Grace Huang talk before they met with the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari appeals court has overturned a ruling against the American [...]

Moldovans go to polls, face choice between moving closer to Europe, returning to Russian orbit

CHISINAU, Moldova –  Moldovans have begun voting in elections where they are choosing between parties that want to move closer to Europe and those that want to move back into Russia’s orbit. Sunday’s parliamentary election takes [...]

Iran hospital manager attacked with acid, both eyes damaged

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran’s police say two attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the face of a Tehran hospital manager, the latest in a string of such attacks that have mostly targeted women. In a statement posted on its website Sunday, [...]