- Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it.
- Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the winds picked up and torrential rain began to fall.
- Asia stocks ruffled by Greece crunch, Fed rate hike views
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year for the first time in almost a decade.
- 4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.
- Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing arrested in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said.
- Australia warns children of foreign fighters risk charges
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian boy who was photographed holding the severed head of a Syrian soldier could reportedly return to Australia with his mother and siblings, prompting the prime minister to warn Wednesday that children as well as adults who break terrorism laws face prosecution.
- China coal production falls in first 4 months of year
BEIJING (AP) — Coal production in China, the world's biggest coal-consuming nation, fell by 6 percent in the first four months of this year as the economy slows and the government makes a concerted push to reduce carbon emissions.
- Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.
- Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said.
- Police catch 175 looters in China's biggest artifact find
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have caught 175 looters who broke into a Neolithic archaeological site in what officials are calling the country's biggest recovery of stolen artifacts.
- Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan met Wednesday for talks focused on coordinating a response to North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons program.
- Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said.
- Puerto Rico lawmakers give final nod to sales tax increase
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators on Tuesday narrowly approved an increase in the U.S. territory's sales tax to help generate more revenue and offset a deep fiscal crisis.
- UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria
GUBIO, Nigeria (AP) — Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
- Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighters backing Yemen's exiled government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces' first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite rebels in airstrikes.