NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub has told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.
David Coleman Headley gave the court details of his role in planning the attack in which more than 160 people were killed.
Headley said he supplied his handlers in the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba with videos and maps of hotels, a Jewish center and the...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country's first special envoy for human rights.
Philip Ruddock is Australia's longest-serving immigration minister, serving from 1996 to 2003. During his tenure, he implemented the controversial policy — the so-called Pacific solution — to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach...
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan media are reporting that a survivor found shielded under the body of her husband has been pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building, two days after a powerful quake killed at least 36 people.
Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reports that Tsao Wei-ling called out "here I am" as rescuers dug through to find her Monday.
The death toll from Saturday's powerful 6.4-magnitude quake in south Taiwan stands at 36....
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Twin teenage brothers who died during an after-hours visit to a luge-bobsled track are being remembered as dynamic members of their school communities, while prayers continued for other boys who were hurt in the crash.
Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured early Saturday while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight.
Petroleos Mexico says via Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun A platform off the coast of the southern state of Campeche was brought under control Sunday morning and the installation was never abandoned.
It says one Pemex employee and a worker for a contractor died in the blaze. Six of the injured were...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.
The ministry said Sunday the four were members of the Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt militant group. It says they were making explosives in a rented house in a village south of Cairo. The ministry did not say whether anyone was arrested.