Debris from Mauritius, South Africa ‘almost certainly’ from MH370

CANBERRA - A further two pieces of aircraft debris that washed up on South Africa and Mauritius have been confirmed as “almost certainly” from...

Amazon takes aim at YouTube with new video service

Amazon.com Inc launched a service on Tuesday that allows users to post videos and earn royalties from them, setting up the world's biggest online...

Far right rally against Merkel’s migrant policies in Berlin

BERLIN - About 1,000 right-wing extremists and others protesting Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policies squared off with about 4,500 counter-demonstrators outside the Berlin chancellery...

World’s biggest diamond to be auctioned in London

"Lesedi la Rona," the largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in more than 100 years, will be auctioned in London next month and is expected...

China army new recruitment video ‘Waiting for order to kill’

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces...

Spain in front of a historic crossroad

For more than 40 years in the political arena of Spain two parties had been dominating, the People’s Party and the PSOE Party (Spanish...

Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind

Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to...
Royal fan Terry Hutt holds a placard as he stands outside of Windsor Castle in Windsor Britain April 20, 2016. Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th birthday in Windsor on April 21. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Crowds celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday walkabout

Queen Elizabeth greeted thousands of well-wishers from across Britain and beyond as she celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, demonstrating the world's oldest monarch's...
Damage is seen on the road between Pedernales and Jama, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja

Hopes of finding Ecuador quake survivors fade as death toll nears...

Rescuers in Ecuador were losing hope on Tuesday of finding more survivors from an earthquake that killed nearly 500 people and dealt a shattering...
Flood waters cover the area of FM 1463 at IH-10 in Fort Bend County, Texas, U.S. April 19, 2016. Texas DOT-Houston/Handout via REUTERS

Houston flood warnings not yet lifted

Houston schools will reopen on Wednesday after heavy rains and flooding killed at least six people and forced the cancellation of classes for two...
Great Barrier Reef

Half Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coral ‘dead or dying’

Australian scientists said on Wednesday that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every...
Evacuees gather in front of the town office building after an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan quake rattles markets as survivors line up for food; factories...

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese share market plunged 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a...
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