A human rights activist says Sri Lanka's police arrested a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in what the activists say is part of the government's continuing efforts to intimidate families of the country's civil war-missing into silence.
Russia has warned again that it reserves the right to intervene in defense of ethnic Russians it says are under threat in eastern Ukraine.
A former Rwandan intelligence chief says his innocence "needs no more proof" as arguments concluded in France's first trial over Rwanda's genocide.
The political party of former Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri nominated the capital's popular governor as its presidential candidate on Friday, a move aimed at bolstering the party's prospects in upcoming legislative elections.
Latvia's environment minister will be fired for rejecting government orders not to participate in annual commemorations of Latvian soldiers who fought in Nazi units during World War II, a government spokesman said Friday.
Bulgarian police say an armed man killed an officer and wounded three others in a shooting near a primary school in the central city of Lyaskovets.
The Philippines on Friday rejected a Chinese demand that it remove a grounded navy ship from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, saying the vessel is a permanent government outpost.
The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying for hundreds of miles (kilometers) or more, according to a U.S. official briefed on the search for the jet. This raises the possibility that the plane may have flown far from the current search areas.
Scotsman William McAleer had been in France barely two months when, just before sunrise on September 25, 1915, he was among thousands of other troops who launched the British army's largest attack so far of World War I.
Iraqi officials say a string of bombings has targeted marketplaces and a commercial area in the capital, Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 26.
An old, seven-story residential building collapsed Friday in a Mumbai suburb and up to 10 people may be trapped under the debris, Indian officials said.
A Buddhist teacher was fatally shot on her way to school and then set ablaze Friday in southern Thailand, becoming the 170th teacher killed by suspected Muslim insurgents in the country's decade-long insurgency, authorities said.
A Japanese government-funded laboratory said Friday that it has found "inappropriate handling" of data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper, but has yet to discover anything that amounts to misconduct.
Concerns over the Chinese economy and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine continued to drive stock markets around the world lower Friday.
German authorities say they are holding a man suspected of fighting for a hardline Islamic group in Syria during a stay in the country last year.
Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested seven suspected members of an extremist cell allegedly recruiting members to fight in Syria and other hotspots, the two governments said Friday.
Nigeria's Ministry of Defense says it has repelled a terrorist attack aimed at freeing Islamic extremists detained at the main military barracks in the northern city of Maiduguri.
Philippine officials say Manila and Washington have hurdled a major obstacle in negotiations on an accord that will allow increased U.S. military presence in the country.
A popular Chinese instant messaging service has removed at least 40 accounts with content about political, economic and legal issues in a possible sign communist authorities are tightening control over discussion of sensitive topics.
An overnight earthquake has caused minor injuries and scattered damage in southwestern Japan and delayed trains Friday morning.
Three people are dead and six more missing in Vanuatu after a cyclone hit the Pacific Island nation.
Honduran authorities say they have dismantled a criminal ring involving a U.S. man already jailed in Miami and two Honduran citizens who forced girls to become prostitutes and pose naked for pornography.
Four people are believed to have died after a civilian helicopter crashed in
Jamaican authorities blocked off streets around the Caribbean island's supreme court Thursday as a high-profile murder trial for dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel went to the jury.
Nigeria's justice minister says the government will respect a West African court ruling ordering the country to stop carrying out executions.
The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria's new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says more than 20,000 Russian troops are in Crimea before a referendum on Sunday that could separate the peninsula from Ukraine and merge it with Russia.
Algeria's Constitutional Court has approved six candidates for the April 17 presidential election, including the 77-year-old incumbent who suffered a stroke last year.