Taliban and allied militants -- some waving the black flags of the Islamic State group -- appear to be trying to carve out a new safe haven in northern Afghanistan that could give them access to Central Asia and China, Afghan officials say.
Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.
For months, the UN's top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it.
Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday.