Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police. Mombasa and the coastal region has been struck by a series of attacks that have killed dozens of people in recent months. The men were traveling in a public minibus heading towards the ferry around the peak time of 6 p.m.
The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault. Then as now, a question persists: Beyond the carnage, are Israel's airstrikes achieving anything at all? It ended messily for Israel in 2009. A U.N.
The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after the plane plowed into homes Wednesday while attempting to land on the outlying resort island of Penghu, killing 48 people.
Hiking is as much about style as it is about sport in South Korea, where about one in every three Koreans goes hiking more than once a month. Expensive walking sticks, colorful apparel and rice wine all add to the experience.
As House Republicans pursue a lawsuit against President Obama, his senior adviser isn't laughing off the possibility of a presidential impeachment.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wasn't able to secure a cease-fire in Gaza, but detailed continuing efforts to deescalate the violence. WSJ’s Jerry Seib discusses on the News Hub with Lee Hawkins. Photo: AP.
The U.S. says Moscow intends to deliver more powerful rockets to pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine "imminently." WSJ’s Julian Barnes joins the News Hub with Lee Hawkins. Photo: Getty Images.
In Nigeria’s Borno State, the local government is investing $100 million to make farms vastly more productive. The hope is the effort will also keep poor residents with limited prospects from joining militant Islamist groups.
Witnesses say a pregnant woman was not allowed to cross the street to reach the hospital due to street closures.
Police came knocking on an Amazon employee's hotel door on Thursday after he used his drone to capture video of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, and gave him a "crash course" in Seattle's history with drones. According to some reports, the drone crashed into the needle, but the video doesn't show evidence of that, and neither does any part of the building.
The aviation industry as a whole may be at its safest since the beginning of flight, but airline travel still requires a leap of faith for passengers who must trust airlines and regulators to keep them safe. Thursday's crash of Air Algerie Flight 5017, likely due to bad weather, was terrible news in the wake of terrible news. The mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March, combined with the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last week, amounts to 597 deaths, more than twice the total global airline fatalities in all of last year.
ESPN has a civil (and gender) war on its hands ... as "SportsNation" host Michelle Beadle has lashed out on Twitter at "First Take" host Stephen A. Smith for his comments about domestic abuse. It began Friday morning when Smith, in the context of the NFL's suspension of Ray Rice, brought up the idea that there are things women can do to prevent themselves from becoming domestic violence victims. Beadle, who revealed she was once in an abusive relationship, said she "would never feel clean again" after taking in Smith's comments. She wrote, "I'm thinking about wearing a miniskirt this weekend...I'd hate to think what I'd be asking for by doing so @stephenasmith. #dontprovoke" She added, "Violence isn't the victim's issue. It's the abuser's. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting. Walk. Away." For his part, Smith did apologize to Beadle and said he "could've been more articulate on the matter." But he seemed to make the situation worse when he went on to say, "... What about addressing women on how they can help prevent the obvious wrong being done upon them?"
Burkina Faso's military on Friday released drone footage of the crash site of Air Algerie Flight 5017 in a remote region of northern Mali. French President Francois Hollande announced that the crash had no survivors.
Two people were killed and more than two dozen were hurt as a fierce storm tore through a sprawling campground in eastern Virginia Thursday. Photo: AP.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to call for a formal pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas to coincide with the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Sunday.