BEIJING - China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the U.S. and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability.
HONG KONG - Dozens of people in Hong Kong were charged on Thursday with taking part in a riot after a dispute between vendors and police on the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday blew up into city's worst violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014.
ATHENS - Three Greek naval airmen were missing and feared dead after a Greek navy helicopter crashed early on Thursday off the small island of Kinaros in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greece's Defence Ministry said.
GENEVA/LONDON - The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."
WASHINGTON - The top military officers from the United States, South Korea and Japan said they agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to step up information-sharing and coordination of security efforts in light of increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats.
NEW YORK - A homeless 26-year-old woman and two of her daughters, a 4-month-old and a 1-year-old, were stabbed to death at a motel in the New York City borough of Staten Island on Monday, police said.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced new pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence.
Twin suicide bombings in Nigeria killed more than 60 people already displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The world's top scientists have pledged to share all data and expertise on the Zika virus as soon as they have it.
CHICAGO, United States - The US Department of Justice said Wednesday it is taking the city of Ferguson, Missouri to court after council members rejected necessary reforms following the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.