Casualties overwhelm hospitals in Syria's Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Hospitals in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are overwhelmed with casualties, an international aid group warned Tuesday, as government warplanes blasted opposition areas of the city as part of a withering three-day air assault that has killed more than 100 people.
Young North Korean defectors find unlikely home
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The kids call him "uncle," but he's more of a mom and dad rolled in one. From one child that he began caring for in 2006, Kim Tae-hoon's brood has grown to nine boys, all defectors from North Korea who have found their first real experience of family in his house.
Army defections as South Sudan violence spreads
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A South Sudanese army official says clashes among military factions have spread to the rural state of Jonglei in escalating violence that the government blames on forces loyal to a former deputy president.
India diplomat says she faced cavity search in NYC
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian diplomat said she faced repeated "handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches" following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges in a case that has infuriated the government in New Delhi.
Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher.
New Yorker's escape from Bolivia still a mystery
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — It's a smoke and mirrors saga fit for Hollywood, complete with a major movie star, murky reports of a kidnapping and an American fugitive sneaking across the border of a nation unfriendly to the U.S.
Taliban hit NATO fuel trucks, kill 1 Afghan police
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban suicide bombers have attacked NATO fuel trucks near the Pakistani border. A gunbattle that followed killed one Afghan policeman and wounded three.
China says woman died from bird flu new to humans
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Wednesday that a 73-year-old Chinese woman died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had sickened a human for the first time, a development that the World Health Organization called "worrisome."
Sarkozy allies freed amid financing probe
PARIS (AP) — Two close allies of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy have been released from police custody amid an investigation into suspected embezzling of public funds.