Guatemalan rescue crews suspended their search for victims of
a massive landslide earlier this month, with the toll at 280
dead and 70 missing, disaster agency Conred said, drastically
reducing its estimate for the number feared lost in the
A Montana woman was bitten on the head by a bear near
Yellowstone National Park in a remarkable incident in which
her dog may have chased the bear off before circling back to
its wounded owner, a wildlife official said.
Marlon James has been named as the first Jamaican winner of
the Man Booker prize for fiction for his reggae- and
drug-infused novel A Brief History of Seven Killings
inspired by an attempt to kill reggae star Bob Marley in
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she
will investigate both sides in a 2008 war between Russia and
Georgia for crimes including the killing of peacekeepers and
attacks on civilians.
Chancellor Angela Merkel resisted pressure on Tuesday from
her own conservatives to tighten Germany's border controls
and turn away refugees arriving via Austria, participants at
a meeting of lawmakers said.
Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least
three people and wounded several others in a string of
attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv, police say, on a "Day
of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups.
As the spotlight falls on Dutch crash investigators and their
high-profile probe into the downing of a Malaysian airliner,
air accident detectives worldwide are waging a much more
discreet daily battle to keep flying safe.