China's navy is reported to have issued eight warning messages to a U.S. military spy plane over several man-made islands. Boats with Rohingya migrants accepted in Indonesian waters. U.S. and Cuba continue talks toward diplomatic ties.
The North Korean government has canceled a planned United Nations visit to the Kaesong Industrial Complex. The cancellation came just a day before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was to visit the industrial center, where 53,000 North Koreans work.
The forces came together Tuesday outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi. An offensive would be aimed at re-capturing the city from Islamic State militants. In other news, US officials have charged six Chinese people with economic spying and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit North Korea Thursday.
Shi’ite Muslim forces are also preparing to deploy to the city. Kerry has strong words for North Korea. Injuries reported during railway protest in Southwest China. Fighting in South Sudan condemned by UN. Nine killed in gun violence in Waco, Texas over the weekend.
The United States is considering sending military aircraft and navy ships to test Chinese claims in the South China Sea. Satellite images have confirmed China’s work on four coral reefs in the waterway. The work has included structures from shipping piers to landing areas for helicopters.
Chinese President Xi welcomed Indian Prime Minister Modi to his family’s hometown of Xi’an. The two leaders may sign $10 billion in economic deals during talks. Also in the news, Obama discusses Iran deal with Gulf leaders; Taliban attack on Kabul hotel kills 14; Migrant boat seen off Thai coast.
U.S. President Barack Obama praised U.S.-Saudi ties Wednesday as he welcomed the Saudi Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince. Also in the news, gunmen entered a guest house in Kabul; North Korea's defense minister was reportedly executed; Amtrak train was twice the normal speed before Tuesday's crash
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had "frank" -- or direct -- discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday. Also in the news, the Philippines and Japan hold joint military exercises in South China Sea; Yemen cease-fire begins today ; Pakistani PM voices support for Afghanistan.
The leader of Saudi Arabia will not take part in talks with U.S. and other Arab officials this week. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced on the decision on Sunday. He said King Salman will send Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef to the U.S.-Arab summit in Washington. The summit opens Wednesday.
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A U.S. appeals court in New York ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's program to collect phone records of Americans is illegal. British voters are voting in a close election that could oust Prime Minister David Cameron from office. Iran releases seized Maersk vessel
Kerry said he will discuss a proposed "humanitarian pause" in Yemen during his talks in Saudi Arabia. Also in the news, Baltimore mayor seeks federal investigation of city’s police department; Officials look for links between ISIS and Texas attack; Death sentences for 4 Afghans in Kabul attack
Secretary Kerry is the first ever secretary of state to visit Somalia while in office. Also in the news, the so-called Islamic State claims responsibility for shooting in Garland, Texas; French lawmakers approve spy bill; Obama nominates Joe Dunford for Joint Chiefs of Staff chair.
Also in the news, over 7,200 people are confirmed dead in Nepal; Australian police defend cooperation with Indonesia in the case of 2 drug traffickers; Baltimore mayor ends a nighttime curfew; Texas police kill 2 gunmen at an event held by a group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
The chief prosecutor in the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland has announced charges against six police officers in the case of the death of a 25-year-old black man. Freddie Gray died in the hospital April 19th, a week after he was arrested. Mr. Gray’s death was ruled a homicide.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced there is probable cause to file criminal charges. Also in the news, Pakistan sentences 10 men for attack on Malala; Nigeria says 150 more freed from Boko Haram; Bernie Sanders enters 2016 U.S. presidential race; Boy rescued five days after Nepal quake.
The United Nations said Wednesday that it was beginning to provide food and medicine around the town of Ghorkha, Nepal. Also in the news, the Nigerian army rescues 293 women and girls; Australia withdraws its ambassador to Indonesia after executions; Public barred from Baltimore baseball game
Nepal has declared three days of mourning for the victims of Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left nearly at least 4,600 people dead. The UN says the disaster has affected eight million people. Indonesia executes eight drug convicts; Obama, Abe pledge to complete Pacific Rim trade agreement
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As reports of the death toll rise in Nepal, countries and relief organizations around the world are rushing to send personnel and supplies to aid the search and rescue effort. By Monday, the death toll has risen above 3,600. There are many more reportedly injured and homeless.