Syrians entering Lebanon face new restrictions

New restrictions on Syrians entering Lebanon come into force on Monday, further tightening the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.

Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi dies in U.S. hospital, family say

Abu Anas al Libi, an alleged al Qaeda operative accused of involvement in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa who was captured by U.S. special forces in Libya, has died in a U.S. hospital

Indonesia officials: Airline wasn't licensed to fly Sunday route

Indonesia did not have a license to fly the Surabaya-to-Singapore route on Sunday that ended in tragedy, it has been revealed

What killed the Maya? 'Blue Hole' offers clues

To scuba divers and tourists, Belize's famous "Blue Hole" underwater cave is a wonder, one of the "10 most amazing places on Earth," according to the Discovery Channel

Piece by tragic piece: AirAsia search turns up big parts in Java Sea

Small debris, 30 bodies, an oil slick, and then on Saturday, two big pieces of metal debris. Rescuers searching for doomed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 seem to be finding it piece by piece.Photos of the new debris are likely to follow soon, as Indonesia's rescue agency is sending down a remote-operated vehicle with a camera,

35 killed, 43 injured in Shanghai stampede

Thirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai’s historic waterfront area, city officials said Thursday — the worst disaster to hit one of China’s showcase cities in recent years.

AirAsia QZ8501: Debris and body seen by Indonesia search teams

Several objects and a body were seen floating in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo, in one of the search zones for the plane.An Indonesian official said the debris was 95% likely to be from the missing aircraft.The Airbus A320-200, carrying 162 people from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, disappeared on Sunday.

AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane search resumes

The search is continuing for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, a day after it went missing with 162 people on board.

AirAsia jet missing on way to Singapore; flight started in Indonesia

The plane took off with 155 passengers and crew on board, the news agency Reuters reported, citing Indonesian transport officials.The flight, an Airbus A320-200, was on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, according to the airline's website.The plane left Juanda International Airport at 5:27 a.m. Sunday (5:27 p.m. Saturday ET) and was due to arrive in Singapore at 8:37 a.m. Sunday (7:37 p.m. ET), according to the website.

North Korea lambasts U.S. over 'The Interview,' says Obama is the 'culprit'

The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services."U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to 'indiscriminately distribute' the movie and took the lead in appeasing and blackmailing cinema houses and theatres in the U.S. mainland to distribute the movie," North Korea's National Defense Commission said Saturday, according to state-run media.