Scrapped Malaysian beer festival faced threat from militants, police say

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Unidentified militants planned to sabotage an annual beer festival cancelled this week by authorities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala...

Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped...

Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider counter-measures against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence referendum, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu...

Former Hong Kong student leader escapes jail for campus protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The former leader of the Hong Kong University student union on Thursday received a court sentence of community service for...

Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state,...

As Congo refugees pour over border, Angola’s backing for Kabila in...

DUNDO, Angola (Reuters) - Captured by militia and accused of being married to a Congolese government official, Kimpanga Caro could smell the fire she...

Mexico rescuers work into night to save trapped girl as quake...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers on Wednesday labored for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country’s most...

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japanese coast

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday the coast of Japan and 228 miles from a nuclear power plant that had...

Hurricane Maria brings destruction, heavy floods to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction...

Little girl hospitalized after taking foul ball in New York Yankees...

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- New York Yankees players were visibility distraught after watching a foul ball hit a toddler in the face Wednesday at...

Ancient meteorite impact triggered highest surface temperature in Earth’s history

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient meteorite impact, a collision scientists say is responsible for the highest temperature recorded...

Palestinian President Abbas says peace closer with Trump engaged

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed optimism on Wednesday about reaching a peace agreement with Israel this year and said U.S....

Pfizer files lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over biosimilar Inflectra

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday, accusing it of anti-competitive practices and inappropriately excluding...

Brain bleeding after stroke may be healed by immune cells

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A study funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests that immune cells called neutrophils play a critical role in...

Unveiling new Libya plan, U.N. sees opportunity for peace

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations launched a roadmap on Wednesday for a renewed international effort to break a political stalemate in Libya...

SAIC contract for upgraded Marine vehicles advances

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has ushered SAIC's survivability upgrade for the corps' assault amphibious vehicle into the program's production and...

Anti-immigrant AfD alarms German Jews as election looms

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Salomea Genin, an 85-year-old Jewish Berliner who fled the Nazis as a child, says she would flee Germany a second time...

Hurricane Maria blasts Puerto Rico, kills at least nine in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory...

Ryan Phillippe denies ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt’s allegations of abuse

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Phillippe says he's "sickened" by allegations he was abusive to a former partner. The 43-year-old actor said in a Twitter...

Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday attested to the U.S. president’s seriousness about reaching...