U.N. chief: North Korea cancels visit

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said his planned visit Wednesday to a joint industrial complex has been canceled by North Korean authorities.In a speech in Seoul, the secretary-general said there was no explanation given by the North Koreans for the last-minute change.

Texas hunter bags his rhino on controversial hunt in Namibia

Knowlton arrived quietly in Namibia to hunt the famed black rhino.Nearly 18 months ago, the Texas hunter bid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in the southern African country of Namibia.

Prince Harry: Bring back UK compulsory national service

After a weeklong trip to New Zealand, Britain's Prince Harry was full of praise for the armed forces and the disciplinary effect his 10-year service had on him. And he is calling for compulsory military service to be reinstated in the UK.

Obama will restrict grenade launchers, military equipment from local police

The Obama administration on Monday moved to prohibit federal agencies from providing local cops with certain kinds of military equipment such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets,

Officers warned about more bikers possibly heading to Texas after brawl

A memo has gone out to law enforcement in the wake of Sunday's shooting, warning officers that members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle gangs reportedly had been instructed to arm themselves and travel to north Texas.

Iran-backed militias 'head for Iraq's IS-held Ramadi'

The Iraqi government is reported to be sending Iran-backed Shia militias to Ramadi to recapture the city seized by Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday.

Boston bombing trial: Death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

A US jury has sentenced Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection.

ISIS No. 2 leader al-Afri killed in airstrike, Iraq says

Iraqi military said Wednesday that ISIS' No. 2 leader has been killed in a coalition airstrike -- a claim that the Pentagon said it does not corroborate.The airstrike struck northern Iraq's Tal Afar city,

Will China and India be partners -- or rivals?

Commentators and pundits often declare that the 21st century will belong to China and India.The math suggests this makes sense: They are the world's two largest nations, forming a third of the world's population,

North Korea publicly executes defense chief, South Korean spy agency says.

North Korea has publicly executed the country's defense minister after the regime accused him of treason, according to reports from South Korea.Hyon Yong Chol was killed by fire from an anti-aircraft gun at a military school in front of hundreds of people in Pyongyang,