'Absolute disastrous mess': 5 dead, at least 50 injured after Amtrak train derails

Armed with flashlights, firefighters went from car to car early Wednesday morning, looking for passengers inside an Amtrak train that derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia -- killing at least five.Another 50 were hospitalized

Earthquake-hit Nepal traumatized but not beaten

The last thing they needed was another powerful tremor.But on Wednesday afternoon, a 7.3-magnitude aftershock shook the ground so much that people could barely move for almost 30 seconds

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

Obama administration approves Arctic drilling

The Obama administration, citing "rigorous safety standards" and a long review process, has granted conditional approval to energy giant Shell to begin oil drilling in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska

North Korean leader ordered aunt to be poisoned, defector says.

Mr. Park shifts uncomfortably in his seat. As one of the most senior North Korean officials to ever defect, he was preparing to tell the ugly truth about the regime he served faithfully for decades.

Saudi Arabian King not coming to White House meetings with Gulf allies

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will no longer be in attendance at President Barack Obama's meetings with Arab leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council this week.

40 prisoners escape Iraq prison after deadly clashes with guards

Dozens of prisoners -- including some facing terrorism charges -- were able to break out after deadly clashes with prison guards in the town of Al-Khalis, north of Baghdad, on Friday, Iraq's Ministry of Interior spokesman told CNN.

GOP senator: U.S. 'certainly vulnerable' to ISIS

The United States is "certainly vulnerable" to becoming a new front line in the fight against ISIS, Sen. Ron Johnson said Sunday.

Russia marks 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany with huge parade

Russia marked 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany on Saturday with a spectacular parade in Moscow featuring some 16,000 soldiers, 200 armored vehicles and 150 planes and helicopters.

Egyptian court: Former President Hosni Mubarak can go free.

Hosni Mubarak had been Egypt's strong-handed president, controlling the North African nation for nearly three decades. He'd been target of mass scorn and derision, with hundreds of thousands hitting the streets to blast his rule.