Australian prostitute convicted for infecting man with HIV

WASHINGTON POST - 32 min 29 sec ago
An Australian jury has convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV.

America's forever war is expanding. Again.

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 3 min ago
An indefinite U.S. presence in Syria adds another long-term chapter to 17 years of conflict.

China’s birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 3 min ago
The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children.

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 3 min ago
Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day.

In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 50 min ago
As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests.

Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 50 min ago
On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change.

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 53 min ago
A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.

Mexico rights body blames marines, police for 2014 killings

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 40 min ago
A border mayor’s paramilitary security team and Mexican marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people, including three American siblings, the government’s National Human Rights Commission said Thursday.

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

WASHINGTON POST - 3 hours 56 min ago
Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street’s retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend.

Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

WASHINGTON POST - 4 hours 12 min ago
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, saying the world has “a sacred duty” not only to commemorate the millions of victims “but to do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future.”

Malaysia Airlines flight shakes violently, lands safely

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 14 min ago
A Malaysia Airlines plane landed safely in an Australian Outback city after the plane shook violently in midflight and passengers braced themselves for a hard landing.

Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

WASHINGTON POST - 5 hours 46 min ago
Malaysia’s high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links.

U.S. customs agency is so short-staffed, it’s sending officers from airports to the Mexican border

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 1 min ago
Personnel are routinely asked to work 16-hour days, union officials said.

Car drives into crowd at Copacabana Beach in Rio; 11 hurt

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 16 min ago
A car has driven onto the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and Brazilian authorities say at least 11 people have been injured.

WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to China

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 16 min ago
The WTA has signed a long-term deal to move its season-ending WTA Finals to Shenzhen, China, in 2019 and will increase total prize money to $14 million, double the previous purse.

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 16 min ago
When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation following their leaders’ first-ever summit talks.

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 16 min ago
It was all in a day’s work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis.

New Zealand prime minister announces she’s pregnant

WASHINGTON POST - 6 hours 48 min ago
New Zealand’s prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June.

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka listed as 'wanted' on Hungarian police website

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 4 min ago
The site lists an active arrest warrant for Gorka stemming from an incident of "firearm or ammunition abuse."

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

WASHINGTON POST - 7 hours 4 min ago
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.