China celebrates Communist Party's 95th birthday, Xi warns on graft, security

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Friday that the biggest threat to the ruling Communist Party is corruption, as he used the party's 95th birthday to also warn against any threats to China's security and Taiwan independence.

US man killed by grizzly while biking in Montana

LOS ANGELES, United States - A grizzly bear attacked and killed an American man as he was cycling near the Glacier National Park in the northwestern state of Montana, the authorities said Thursday.

US military repeals ban on transgender service members

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Thursday ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military, formally removing the risk to an estimated thousands of U.S. troops who once could have been kicked out of the armed forces due to gender identity.

Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA - A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday at a temple in Bangladesh, police and senior administrative officials said.

Document spells out FBI rules to get journalists' phone records: report

WASHINGTON - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is allowed to seek journalists' phone records with the approval of two government officials through a secretive surveillance process that does not require a warrant, The Intercept website reported on Thursday, citing a classified document.

Roller coaster sa Oklahoma, tumirik

Isa-isang sinagip ang mga sakay ng tumirik ang sinasakyan nilang roller coaster sa Oklahoma sa America.

Woman dies, children hurt in Bahrain bomb blast - police

DOHA - A Bahraini woman died and three children sustained minor injuries when their car was hit by a bomb blast on Thursday that police said was carried out by "terrorists" in southern Bahrain.

US warns China of countermeasures if it provokes on S. China Sea

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Chinese officials that Washington will launch countermeasures if Beijing takes further provocative acts in the South China Sea, U.S. diplomatic sources said Thursday.

Japan charges US base worker with rape and murder: media

TOKYO - Japanese prosecutors on Thursday charged a US military base employee with the alleged rape and murder of a local woman on the southern island of Okinawa, media reported.

Singapore sees basis for ASEAN involvement in S. China Sea issue

SINGAPORE - Singapore's defense minister has said there is a firm basis for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations helping to resolve disputes involving several of its member states and China in the South China Sea, "a critical waterway for international trade."