(This August 16 story corrects name of U.S. Customs and Border Protection from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol throughout)
TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration.
JEDDAH U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present proposals on ending Yemen's conflict and resuming peace talks in meetings with Saudi leaders over the next two days, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.
ACCUMOLI, Italy A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 73 people and leaving thousands homeless.
LONDON A powerful earthquake in Italy on Wednesday is unlikely to force UnipolSai's 200 million euro (170.08 million pounds) catastrophe bond into default as the bond has low exposure to the affected region, the Italian insurer said.
KARKAMIS, Turkey Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters.
KABUL Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus, an Afghan interior ministry official and a student said.
WASHINGTON The foundation started by Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton should shut down despite its good work, two major newspapers said in editorials on Wednesday, calling for its closure to avoid perceptions of "pay-for-play" amid the U.S. presidential campaign as critics step up their attacks over the issue.
ROME A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. A preliminary count some 12 hours after the quake struck put the death toll at 73.
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday dispatched one-sixth of the Vatican's tiny fire department to join rescue efforts following the earthquake that has devastated parts of central Italy.