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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- An Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia on espionage charges is pleading for release after more than seven months behind bars. James Ricketson, 68, was in court in Phnom Penh this week to appeal two prior rejections...
SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that denuclearizing the Korean peninsula is a goal that could never be compromised or separated from the process of improving South-North relations. Moon spoke at a...
SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea says it could send a large delegation of athletes, performers and officials to the Winter Olympics next month. The two Koreas held a high-level meeting on Tuesday for the first time...
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- At least 25 people were killed over a course of two days, including 12 murders in two hours, in Ciudad Juárez, the Mexican city that borders El Paso, Texas. Officials said 15 people were killed Thursday...
Jan. 6 (UPI) -- At the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to not wait for things to happen but instead to do good "even when unasked." Nearly 1.3 million worshipers gathered for the mass, marking the feast of...
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was resting at home for the first time Friday since he was pardoned and released from prison on health grounds. Fujimori, 79, left a hospital in Lima on Thursday night to...
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- At least 312 human rights activists were killed in 27 countries during 2017, according to the Front Line Defenders' annual report. "More than two-thirds of these, 67 percent of the total number of activists killed, were...
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland confirmed a polar bear has been born in the U.K. for the first 25 years. Staff at Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie, Scotland confirmed at least one cub was born...
SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A South Korean official suggested forming an inter-Korean pair skating team to compete in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, JoongAng Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing President of the South and North Korean...
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Commercial airlines had their safest year ever in 2017, according to To70's annual civil aviation review. The Netherlands-based aviation consultant firm counted a total of 111 accidents with only two resulting in fatalities. Those two accidents...

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