Cambodia opens mass trial of opposition activists

A Cambodian court has begun hearing the cases of nearly 130 opponents and government critics charged with treason for taking part in nonviolent political activities over the past three years

Double rainbow stretches over Australian beach

Eyewitness video captured a double rainbow in Australia on Monday.

Mystery of How Defector Got Over DMZ Fence May Be…

The North Korean man who arrived in South Korea this month claims to be a former gymnast, and it makes sense, as he apparently propelled himself over a 10-foot-tall barbed wire fence during his trip across the Demilitarized Zone . The man, said to be in his late 20s, reportedly spent...

Asia Today: SKorea cases jump over 500 amid…

South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the first time in about eight months

U.S. gives extension to sale order of TikTok

China's ByteDance has submitted a revised proposal to the Trump adminstration relating to the forced sale of TikTok to U.S. buyers. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

'What on Earth Is Going On' With Australia's…

"What on earth is going on?" That's the question shark experts have been asking about Australia, which on Sunday suffered its 8th fatal shark attack . The only deadlier year on record was 1929 and its nine shark-related deaths. And most years don't come close, with the annual average over the...

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AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine…

AstraZeneca and Oxford University acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico's Guadalupe pilgrimage goes virtual

Mexican church and civic leaders on Monday (November 24) canceled an annual gathering that attracts massive crowds of Catholic pilgrims to protect people amid an intensifying coronavirus outbreak. Bryan Wood reports.

Russian Pranksters Fool Trudeau With 'Greta' Call

Add Justin Trudeau to the list of those fooled by notorious Russian pranksters Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, aka Vovan and Lexus. They have released audio of a call earlier this year in which they impersonated Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and spoke to the Canadian prime minister, the BBC...

Vatican: Pope prays for Maradona, fondly recalls…

The Vatican says Pope Francis has remembered Diego Maradona in his prayers after learning of the soccer legend's death

Amazon's cloud service outage hobbles several…

Amazon's widely used cloud service, Amazon Web Services, is experiencing a large-scale outage. Gloria Tso reports.

Cartel Boss Arrested in Massacre of 9 Americans

A cop-turned-cartel boss has been arrested in connection with last year's massacre of nine American Mormons in an ambush in northern Mexico. Roberto Gonzalez Montes, also known as Mudo or El 32, is the alleged leader of the La Linea drug cartel in Chihuahua state, reports the Daily Beast . Federal...

Court overturns ruling that Germany must press US…

Germany’s top administrative court has ruled the country’s government can’t be forced to ensure that U.S. drone strikes controlled via German territory are in line with international law

Biden urges safe Thanksgiving; Trump alleges fraud

[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden pleaded with Americans on Wednesday to take steps to remain safe over the Thanksgiving holiday as COVID-19 cases soar, while President Donald Trump repeated his debunked claims that the election had been stolen from him. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Russia, US Just Had a Tiff in Disputed Waters

The US and Russian navies just had a confrontation in disputed territory, and each side has a very different story to tell. Russia's defense ministry says it chased off the USS John S. McCain when the destroyer ventured into Russian waters in the western Pacific, reports CBS News . Russia says...

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Suspect in Swiss knife attack had tried to travel…

Swiss federal police say a woman suspected of carrying out a knife attack that injured two other women and is being investigated as possible terrorism had formed a relationship online with a jihadi in Syria, and had attempted to travel there

Dow, S&P pull back from record highs

The S&P 500 and Dow closed lower Wednesday as mounting U.S. layoffs in the wake of new lockdowns to contain surging COVID-19 infections dampened investor risk appetite. Fred Katayama reports.

Airline Boss Says Vaccination Will Be Required to…

Qantas has become the first major airline to confirm that it won't be allowing unvaccinated passengers on board after coronavirus vaccines become widely available. Alan Joyce, the Australian airline's chief executive, says vaccines will be a "necessity" for international travelers when air travel starts to return to normal, the Financial...

Thousands without heating, power in Russia after…

Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East region of Primorye remain without heating or electricity as local authorities wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week

Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.

Secret Lockerbie Documents Will Remain Sealed

The family of the only person convicted in the deadliest terror attack in British history say documents held by the UK government could clear his name—but the government is refusing to unseal them. Scotland's most senior judges have ruled to uphold the secrecy order for documents connected to the...

Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create…

German media giant Bertelsmann says that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster

Trump praises Giuliani's 'courage' in election…

U.S. President Donald Trump called into a meeting of Republican state legislators in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, repeating his debunked claims of voter fraud and praising Giuliani for his work.

Reports: Israeli PM Met Secretly With Saudi Crown…

A secret rendezvous between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also in attendance, reportedly took place Sunday, Israeli sources say. Axios reports that flight data showed a private jet leaving Tel Aviv Sunday evening, arriving in the...

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Australian leader thrilled at Iran's release of…

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he’s thrilled and relieved after Iran released a 33-year-old academic who was imprisoned for more than two years, but adds it would take time for her to process what he called her horrible ordeal

Soccer icon and World Cup winner Maradona dies

Argentinean soccer great Diego Maradona died on Wednesday, less than a month after his 60th birthday, following a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. Adam Reed reports.

'I'm Not a Rotten Person': Sarkozy Fights to…

Nicolas Sarkozy led France as president from 2007 to 2012. Now, however, his post-presidential life is consumed with fighting corruption charges and avoiding prison. The 65-year-old went on trial Monday, earning the unwanted distinction of becoming the first former French president in modern times who must appear in court, reports...