BANGKOK/YANGON - The Philippines has launched a bloody "war on drugs" that has killed at least 2,400 people in just two months, while neighboring Indonesia has declared a "narcotics emergency" and resumed executing drug convicts after a long hiatus. In Thailand and Myanmar, petty drug users are being sentenced to long jail terms in prisons already bursting at the seams.
TORONTO - Fourteen dogs in a western Canadian pet daycare and boarding facility died on Saturday after a mechanical malfunction caused heat to continuously enter their kennels, the organization said. The Playful Paws Pet Center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, said on Saturday in a Facebook post a "travesty of life"
Muslim pilgrims started arriving in Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Saturday ahead of the start of Arafah Day, which starts on Sunday. Men wearing unstitched white clothes and women wearing long dresses walked through the streets towards the plain of Arafat, south-east of Mecca.
NEW YORK - Would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. was released from a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, media reports said, 35 years after he shot U.S.
NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she regretted saying "half" of Republican rival Donald Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables," but made no apologies for calling out "prejudice and paranoia" among Trump's campaign and supporters.
A report into last year's shooting rampage by a husband and wife in San Bernardino, California, reveals how three county workers battled to stop the shooters as they sprayed bullets into a conference room full of their colleagues.
DALLAS - Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank is seeking a new research director after Sam Schulholfer-Wohl, who ran the bank's research department for the last three years, left to take a job at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.
SEOUL/NEW YORK - A U.S. government safety agency on Friday urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are prone to catch fire, and top airlines globally banned their use during flights.
WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo has long been the envy of the banking industry for its ability to sell multiple products to the same customer, but regulators on Thursday said those practices went too far in some instances. The largest U.S. bank by market capitalization will pay $185 million in penalties and $5 million to customers that regulators say were pushed into fee-generating accounts they never requested.