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NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating a possible bias incident in which an off-duty New York City police officer who is Muslim says she and her 16-year-old son were harassed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.
The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern): ___ 10:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is out after suffering a fractured lower left leg in the first half of Sunday's game against ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Monday when he announced, in a breaking voice, he was resigning after eight years as leader.
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a U.S.-allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolute power for nearly a half century.
The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have dished the flash of September for a decidedly more pragmatic approach in December.
The death toll from a fire at a California warehouse where a rave party was taking place rose to 33, with the authorities saying they had no idea how many more bodies they may find. "When we started this investigation, if you would have told us we would have 33 victims, we wouldn't have believed you," Sergeant Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department told reporters, adding that crews had searched less than half of the gutted building. The fire in Oakland, near San Francisco, broke out about 11:30 pm Friday (0730 GMT Saturday) at the cluttered warehouse where artists and students worked and lived, even though the structure wasn't licensed for such use.
By Charlotte Greenfield and Swati Pandey WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday after eight years in power, backing his finance minister to take the helm. Bill English, deputy prime minister and finance minister, said he was considering standing for the leadership of the ruling National Party at a special December 12 caucus meeting. Key, a popular former foreign exchange dealer who grew up in state housing, is part-way through a third, three-year term that has been marked by political stability and economic reform.
Donald Trump widened his search for Washington's next top diplomat as he pursued his own unorthodox brand of foreign policy with a Twitter broadside aimed at China. The US president-elect's senior aide Kellyanne Conway said he would take "a very full slate of meetings" on Monday to fill the remaining cabinet positions, including secretary of state. Based on Trump's Twitter activity on Sunday, relations with America's top trading partner may be headed for a downturn as he accused Beijing of currency manipulation and military expansionism.
Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after admitting defeat in a constitutional referendum.
The US Army denies access for an oil pipeline in North Dakota in a victory for Native American activists.
John Key announces he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand after eight years in the job.
US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.
Adults who groom children into committing crimes could be targeted under new laws in Australia.
The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California rises to 33.
Fidel Castro's remains are buried in a family ceremony, ending nine days of mourning in Cuba.
Tens of thousands of Brazilians march against a Congress vote which they say could threaten a major corruption investigation.
One of India's most powerful and popular politicians, J Jayalalitha, has had a heart attack.
A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.
Upgrading Myanmar's colonial era sewage system will be one of the tasks facing the new leaders when they take office this week.
With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt's Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.
As Pakistani families mourn the park attack on Lahore Christians, the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil reports from the funeral of 16-year-old boy Sharoon.
Drone footage has revealed that the ancient city of Palmyra is largely still intact, after being recaptured from so-called Islamic State (IS).
Wind gusts of up to 105 mph (170 kph) from Storm Katie have caused Gatwick-bound flights to be diverted, and damage across London.