fbpx
Former Chinese Premier Li Peng attends the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Li Peng, hardline Chinese leader in Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 90

Along with then-paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, Li was seen as an unapologetic hard-liner responsible for ordering the assault that crushed weeks of demonstrations by protesters in central Beijing

A vintage car passes by the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, March 12, 2019. Picture taken March 12, 2019.

Scans show changes to brains of 'injured' Havana U.S. embassy workers

Brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences

Various crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, that was seized by Tehran in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, during a meeting

Britain's May chairs emergency session on seized tanker

The meeting of security ministers and officials discussed how to secure shipping in Iran, which is vital to the world's oil supply

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives for a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres at United Nations headquarters

"Sanctions are reasons for war", says Iranian chancellor to the United States

The Iranian Foreign Minister described the sanctions applied by the United States government against some countries as "reasons for war"

A woman walks past a mural in a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran

Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death

Iran has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites

Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson gives the thumbs at the Wight Shipyard Company at Venture Quay during a visit to the Isle of Wight, England.

Boris Johnson's chaotic path to power finally pays off

Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump

Members of the LGBT community take part in a protest to demand justice after a transgender Honduran woman, who was part of the caravan of Central American migrants that arrived at the U.S. and died in detention in Mexico

Trans asylum seekers assaulted, abused in immigration centers

Trans asylum seekers have recounted assaults, harassment, and abuse in immigration facilities in the United States and Britain and refugee camps in Europe

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif.

Hotels face battle over whether to help US house migrants

There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels

Research scientist Leila Walker, left, is assisted by nutritional physiologist Holly McClung as they demonstrate equipment designed to evaluate fitness levels in female soldiers

Military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses

The goal, said McClung, is to identify the attributes — whether mental, physical or psychological — that help the women succeed

A woman sheds tears as she visits a makeshift memorial honoring the victims of Thursday's fire at the Kyoto Animation Studio building in Japan.

Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio was raging about theft and witnesses reported he had a grudge against the company

A member of the Texas National Guard watches the Mexico-U.S. border from an outpost along the Rio Grande in Roma, Texas, U.S., April 11, 2018 /

Pentagon to deploy additional 2,100 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

There are currently about 4,500 active duty and National Guard troops on the border with Mexico

President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C.

Trump slams 4 congresswomen; crowd chants, 'Send her back!'

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection

A refugee artisan hangs up hand dyed scarves for the MADE51 label

From Prince Charles to Harrods, refugees target global markets with luxury crafts

Launched by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) in 2018, and named after the 1951 Refugee Convention, MADE51 links refugee artisans with social enterprises

Persona sirviendo alimento en una taza

7 things you need to know about world hunger

The number of people going hungry has risen for the third year running after years of improvement