An overnight attack by white-clad assailants apparently targeting pro-democracy protesters raised tensions to new levels in Hong Kong on Monday as China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged."
Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years.
Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain's governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country's next prime minister, tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union.
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Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90.
Iraqi security forces are sweeping villages and farmland north of Baghdad as part of an operation aimed at clearing remaining militants belonging to the Islamic State group from around the country's capital.
Kenya's finance minister is denying fraud-related charges over contracts for the construction of two dams in the country's west. This is the first time a Kenyan finance minister has been charged while in office.
Spain's caretaker prime minister has failed on the first of two opportunities this week to win the endorsement of the national Parliament to form a government.
Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory infection, the palace said.
A former Israeli prime minister is apologizing for the killing of 13 Arab protesters by Israeli police in 2000.
The lights were returning to life across Venezuela on Tuesday following a massive blackout that crippled communications, froze the Caracas metro and snarled rush hour traffic, officials said.
Production of "Fast & Furious 9" has been halted after a stuntman for the action movie was severely injured in England.
With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier — and potentially more perilous.
Firefighters in Portugal have brought a huge wildfire under control after the blaze raged for four days and injured 39 people.
Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of Tehran, along with a car, occasional restaurant meals and holidays abroad.
South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia.
Russian authorities say four children have died in a fire at a tent camp in the country's Far East.
Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump.
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A leading rights group is criticizing Egyptian authorities for imposing repressive probation measures on pro-democracy activists recently released from prison.