TIXTLA, Mexico — Two weeks after 43 students disappeared in a clash with police in rural southern Mexico, authorities say the suspects have led them to more mass graves, though Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam did not say how many bodies are there.
OSLO, Norway — Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize today for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government today canceled talks with student leaders of a pro-democracy protest that has blocked streets in the city for nearly two weeks, with a senior official saying the discussions were unlikely to be constructive.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — The U.S.-led coalition ramped up its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions in the Syrian border town of Kobani today, as the extremist group battled street by street with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements from surrounding areas.
SANAA, Yemen — Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen today — one targeting a gathering of Shiite rebels in the country’s capital and the other hitting a military outpost in the south — in attacks that killed nearly 70 people, officials said.
STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.
Crowds of protesters who filled Hong Kong’s streets with demands for more democracy thinned dramatically Tuesday after student leaders and the government agreed to hold talks in the increasingly frustrated city.
Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide.
ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish protesters clashed today with police in Turkey and forced their way into the European Parliament in Brussels, part of Europe-wide demonstrations against the Islamic State group’s advance on a town on the Syrian-Turkish border.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters prepared face masks and goggles and police brought in supplies of tear gas and other riot gear as tensions grew Thursday in a standoff outside of the government headquarters.
HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory’s top official doesn’t resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.
BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border today, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.
MONROVIA, Liberia — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said today.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — American-led coalition warplanes destroyed four tanks belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria today, the U.S. military said, targeting the militants in a key oil-producing area that has generated millions of dollars in revenue for the extremist faction.
LONDON — Denmark and Belgium became the latest countries to join the U.S.-led coalition that is launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq. Lawmakers in Britain were also debating today whether to commit warplanes to the struggle.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn’t deteriorating.
BEIRUT — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early today, killing at least 19 people as the militants released dozens of detainees in one of their strongholds, fearing further raids, activists said.