Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers clawed through the wreckage of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors in the broken red earth of the high-elevation tea plantation.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said.
Russia on Wednesday angrily dismissed the EU's warning that it wouldn't recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, saying that the rejection of the vote could derail a fragile cease-fire deal.
A United Nations review has found that the UN-African Union joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur took an "unduly conservative" approach to publicly sharing information about crimes against civilians and peacekeepers.
The man who invented the board game Operation can’t afford his own, real-life surgery. John Spinello created the popular board game some 50 years ago, but never profited from its success. He now needs $25,000 to cover medical bills.
A woman walking the streets of New York City experienced more than 100 instances of verbal harassment during a 10-hour stroll and is now the subject of rape threats after a video of her walk was posted online.