Hungary’s ‘slave law’ passes, sparking protests in parliament and on the streets

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his "illiberal state," instead introducing new...

Jailing journalists has become a ‘new normal,’ says advocacy group

In China, award-winning photojournalist Lu Guang was reportedly taken away by authorities in a region where an estimated 1 million Muslim Uyghurs are being held in...

High-speed train crashes in Turkey, killing 9

A high-speed train crashed Thursday in the Turkish capital of Ankara, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more, according to the city's...

Family of murdered backpacker Grace Millane thanks New Zealand for its compassion

The family of murdered Grace Millane has thanked the country's people for their compassion and said the British backpacker "will forever be a Kiwi." Millane's...

WWF announces discovery of 157 new species in Southeast Asia

A bat which looks like *NSYNC's Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come "from Middle...

Anti-terror police join manhunt for Strasbourg gunman

A gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg shouted the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is greater," at the time...

Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

The Central Bank of Kenya on Tuesday unveiled four new currency coins with inscriptions depicting the country's rich wildlife. Kenya's new 1, 5, 10 and...

Gunman opens fire on church in Brazil, killing 4 people

A gunman opened fire on a church in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Tuesday, killing four people before turning the gun on himself,...

Ex-Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig reportedly detained in China

A Canadian employee of the International Crisis Group has reportedly been detained in China, the nonprofit organization said Tuesday. Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat...

He swam from Japan to Hawaii and at times saw a piece of plastic...

A French man's attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean may be over for now, but his campaign to warn the world about the...

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