The group Abu Sayyaf may be responsible for the kidnapping of two Canadians, a Filipino, and a Norwegian in the troubled southern region of the country.
The US airstrike on the Afghan hospital in which 22 people were killed has prompted Doctors Without Borders to call for an investigation into possible war crimes.
The satirical play, running for six weeks in Mexico City, takes the GOP presidential candidate to task for his anti-Mexican and anti-Hispanic comments.
The Mexican government had touted the effectiveness of its security initiatives. But homicides have climbed since January, with a particularly sharp spike in Mexico City.
Regional leaders appear to have clinched a deal between feuding military factions and restored the rule of civilian President Michel Kafando ahead of presidential elections due next month.
At least 17 were killed in the attack, making it the deadliest Taliban strike since miliants killed at least 20 people in a Shiite mosque in February.
Leopoldo Lopez has already been in a military prison for the past 18 months. He was convicted of inciting violence in last year’s antigovernment protests.
Kim Jong-un's regime gave South Korea 48 hours to stop broadcasting anti-North loudspeaker messages across the demilitarized zone.
Party leader Thura Shwe Mann is the speaker of Myanmar's parliament and considered the main rival of President Thein Sein in upcoming elections. He also had built ties to Aung San Suu Kyi.
One of two shooters who fired on US Consulate in Istanbul is in custody, and far-left groups claims responsibility. Ten hurt in car-bomb attack at police station.