Close allies of Toronto Mayor Rob's Ford say they will release a letter that urges the mayor to address a purported video that apparently shows him smoking crack cocaine.
A security official says al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military position in a southern province, touching off fighting that left three militants and two soldiers dead.
An American man accused of killing his uncle, aunt and cousins in the Czech Republic was arrested after fleeing to the United States.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is in Switzerland to sign a free trade pact with the Alpine nation - the first comprehensive agreement the country has reached with a major western economy.
An advocacy group says patients at Kenya's only psychiatric hospital are often confined and immobilized using drugs that put them into a comatose-like state, factors that could have led to the recent escape of 40 male patients.
A look at legislation passed in Turkey's parliament early Friday that would ban all alcohol advertising and tighten restrictions on the sale of such beverages, and how such a law could affect tourists and liquor companies in the mainly Muslim but secular country.
The U.N. nuclear agency responsible for probing whether Iran has worked on a nuclear bomb depends on the United States and its allies for most of its intelligence, complicating the agency's efforts to produce findings that can be widely accepted by the international community.
In a story May 21 about U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visiting Mozambique, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mozambique became independent in 1974, instead of 1975.
An Egyptian security official says 10 male relatives have killed a mother and her two daughters on suspicion of moral offenses - so-called "honor killings."
A Zimbabwean human rights activist says he wants the nation's highest court to order prison authorities to ensure suspects in jail can receive their life-prolonging HIV/AIDS medications.
The U.S. Embassy says an American diplomat accidentally killed a pedestrian while driving in the Pakistani capital.
Switzerland's top negotiator in talks to resolve disputes over tax evasion with Europe and the U.S. is stepping down.
The European Union has approved restrictions on three pesticides to better protect dwindling bee populations, to enter into force by December.
Police say a suicide bomber walked up to a vehicle owned by an Afghan religious leader in northwestern Pakistan and set off his explosives, killing three people.
The price of oil was knocked below $94 a barrel Friday by a combination of ample supplies and lukewarm demand.
An American man accused of killing a family of four in the Czech Republic has been arrested in the United States, police said Friday.
France's president says his country must fight harder against terrorists in Africa, after two suicide bombings apparently staged by extremists angry over the French military intervention in Mali.
The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country's future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter.
South Korean police say a suicidal man jumping to his death killed a 5-year-old girl by falling on her as she walked with her parents outside the apartment building.
Japan's All Nippon Airways, the launch customer for Boeing's 787 "Dreamliner," will resume commercial flights of the aircraft on Sunday, just over four months after the jets were grounded due to smoldering batteries.
The price of oil was knocked lower Friday by a combination of ample supplies and lukewarm demand.
Five climbers including two Hungarians and a South Korean are missing on the world's third-highest mountain and feared dead, a mountaineering official said Friday.
Four Indian army soldiers and a suspected rebel were killed in fighting in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Friday, officials said.
Canada said Thursday that it is considering retaliatory measures against the United States in a dispute over meat-labeling rules that Ottawa and the World Trade Organization consider discriminatory.
Syria’s political opposition met Thursday in Istanbul to elect new leadership, choose a government-in-exile and deliberate on a negotiating stance for peace talks, but it hit a controversy when the immediate past president of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, a Muslim cleric who no longer holds any post in the group, presided over the opening session and released a surprise peace initiative without consulting the group.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said it was "imperative" that Europe's leaders create a new agency with powers to restructure busted banks in order to help the region leave its economic and financial crisis behind it once and for all.
Brazil's Federal Police say nine people have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing Indians girls in the northern state of Amazonas.
Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, will certainly lose his job in September – and like his predecessor, retired Gen. Pervez Musharraf, he’s likely to face criminal charges under the government of newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.