Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:47:16 GMT
Analysts and state media say China's merger of its major government-owned broadcast networks under the ruling Communist Party's propaganda arm aims to strengthen the party's control over messaging at a time when Beijing is struggling to sooth concerns about its rising global influence.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:38:14 GMT
A chartered tour bus has reportedly lost control on downhill curve in Thailand's northeast and plunged off the side of the road, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens more.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:15:10 GMT
A series of recent health scares have raised new concerns about octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas, reviving anxiety about a potentially chaotic, and even bloody, succession battle that is bound to further weaken the Palestinian cause.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:22:07 GMT
Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency has reported that Turkmenistan border guards opened fire, killing two Iranian fishermen and detaining another two for trespassing.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:15:00 GMT
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation and handed preliminary charges over allegations his 2007 presidential campaign received more than $60 million from former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:05:52 GMT
A Malaysian police investigator says the absence of four North Korean suspects believed to have orchestrated the killing of their leader's half brother didn't cause prejudice against the two women who are on trial.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:04:33 GMT
The Bank of England is expected to keep its main interest rate unchanged Thursday but indicate that it could hike again in May to keep a lid on inflation as wages start to pick up.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:04:26 GMT
The travel and tourism sector is set for a modest slowdown in 2018 as a result of higher oil prices and airfares, a year after it experienced its best year on record, according to a leading global industry body.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:02:10 GMT
Recent U.N. and U.S. watch lists and Japanese surveillance reports have identified ships and companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions for its nuclear weapons program.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:01:14 GMT
A Pakistani official says security forces have shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber after he opened fire on a security convoy on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:50:15 GMT
Thirteen holiday hikers, reportedly including Chinese citizens, have been rescued after getting trapped overnight on a snowy Tokyo mountain trail.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:36:29 GMT
The National Rugby League has ordered Brisbane Broncos player Matt Lodge to begin paying back the victims of his New York City assault or risk having his contract terminated.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:14:50 GMT
He took office in 2016 as a political outsider boasting that his strong business credentials would buoy Peru's economy while sweeping away endemic corruption.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:36:38 GMT
Indonesia's disaster agency says 30 people were treated for gas exposure after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:55:48 GMT
Police say two American tourists were killed and two other Americans sustained minor injuries when a helicopter crashed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:58:53 GMT
With Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation signed, the embattled leader's departure seems all but guaranteed.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:15:00 GMT
Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered up his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a debilitating political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional summit.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:19:07 GMT
Pope Francis has appointed a high-ranking clergyman to temporary replace a bishop who was arrested on suspicion of diverting the equivalent of more than $600,000 from the coffers of churches in three cities near Brazil's capital.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:17:48 GMT
The Latest on the struggle to form a new government in Spain's secession-minded Catalonia region (all times local): 10:00 p.m.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:03:27 GMT
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the United States will consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership after it deals with other priorities.