Obama pledges probe into fatal airstrike

US President Barack Obama has promised a full investigation into an apparent US air strike on an Afghan hospital that killed 19 people, a bombing which the UN said could amount to a war crime.

Radical monk endorses ruling party

Myanmar's firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu has openly endorsed President Thein Sein's ruling party in the Nov 8 general election, saying Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was "full of themselves"

200 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

Almost 200 migrants from North and sub-Saharan Africa were rescued overnight as they tried to reach southern Spain in makeshift vessels, Spanish coastal rescue officials said yesterday.

Survivor escaped by playing dead

A teenager survived a mass shooting at an Oregon college because the gunman believed she was dead, her father said. Randy Scroggins said the attacker ignored his daughter Lacey because she was

Guatemala landslide toll climbs to 69

At least 69 people were killed when massive mudslides buried scores of homes on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city, officials said Saturday, as the death

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