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Hijacked Indian cargo ship rescued but 8 crew missing

Somali security forces have liberated an Indian cargo ship from the pirates who hijacked it, but only two of the ten-man crew were rescued, authorities in central Somalia said Monday. Abdulahi Ahmed Ali, district commissioner for the pirate-hub region...

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Attacks test Egypt's president who orders state of emergency

Attacks test Egypt's president who orders state of emergencyCAIRO (AP) — Egypt imposed a three-month nationwide state of emergency Monday as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sought to ease public anger and take a tougher stand against Islamic extremists after suicide bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed 45 people.


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U.S. bolsters protection of forces in Syria as tensions climb

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made slight adjustments to its military activities in Syria to strengthen protection of American forces following cruise missile strikes last week on a Syrian air base that he...

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Officials: 2 adults dead, 2 kids shot at California school

Officials: 2 adults dead, 2 kids shot at California schoolSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — An apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino left two adults dead, including a teacher, and two students wounded, police and school officials said.


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Poland marks anniversary of president's death in plane crash

Poland marks anniversary of president's death in plane crashWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland observed the seventh anniversary Monday of a plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 others, marking the day with wreath-laying ceremonies and prayers — and renewed suggestions from those in power that foul play was involved.


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Australia selects Raytheon for $1.5 billion ground-based air defense system

The Australian government on Monday selected U.S.-based defense contractor Raytheon Co as the sole bidder for a ground-based air defense system contract worth up to A$2 billion ($1.50 billion). The surface-to-air missile system will replace the count...

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Fox to investigate sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly

Fox News parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Sunday it will investigate a sexual harassment claim against TV anchor Bill O'Reilly, who has seen several companies pull their ads from his top-rated news show in the past week. The investigation c...

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