Plane carrying Trump running mate Mike Pence skids off runway

The campaign plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has gone off the runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, officials and witnesses say. There were no reports of injuries. The incident happened at [...]

Airstrikes hit school complex in northwest Syria, killing 22 children

At least 22 children have been killed and others are injured after warplanes struck a school complex in northwest Syria, the UN children's agency UNICEF reports. It is thought the airstrikes were carried out by Russian or Syrian jets. The [...]

Japan’s Prince Mikasa, world’s oldest royal, dead at 100

Japanese Prince Mikasa, who was the oldest living royal in the world and the uncle of Emperor Akihito, has died, the Imperial Household announced on Thursday. Mikasa, who was also known as Takahito, was 100 years old. Mikasa passed away at [...]

Pakistan: Siege ends at Quetta police college, at least 60 dead

A group of gunmen stormed the Police Training College in Quetta in southwestern Pakistan on late Monday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more while exchanging gunfire with security forces. The attack began at 11:30 p.m. [...]

Singer Bobby Vee, of ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’, dead at 73

American pop singer Bobby Vee, the 1960s teen idol who is best remembered for hits such as "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Run to Him", has died in Minnesota after a lengthy illness. He was 73 years old. Vee, who was originally from North [...]

Sheikh Khalifa, deposed former ruler of Qatar, dead at 84

Former Qatar leader Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, who ruled the wealthy Persian Gulf Arab state for more than two decades until he was deposed by his son in a bloodless palace coup in 1995, has died. He was 84 years old. The royal court Amiri [...]

AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion in media mega-deal

Telecommunications giant AT&T has reached an agreement to acquire media conglomerate Time Warner for $85.4 billion, creating one of the largest entertainment companies in the United States if regulators do not intervene. The companies [...]

Strong earthquake strikes western Japan, injuring at least 14

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has struck near the city of Kurayoshi in western Japan, injuring at least 14 people and causing some damage, officials say. No tsunami warning has been issued. The earthquake, which struck [...]

Trump declines to say whether he will accept election result

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has suggested that the upcoming election is "rigged" against him, has declined to say whether he will accept the results of the vote, saying "I will look at it at the time." Trump, who is behind [...]

Gunman kills 2 Americans near coalition base in Kabul

A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire near a coalition base in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing two Americans and injuring three others, military officials say. The attacker was killed when soldiers returned fire. The incident [...]