North Korea vows 'merciless' war

North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before US military exercises.

HK woman jailed for maid abuse

A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner.

Mexicans march over slain students

Some 2500 people marched Thursday in Mexico City marking the fifth month since the disappearance of 43 students whom the government says were killed by a police-linked drug gang.

IS victim's family relish prosecution

The family of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist murdered by the Islamic State group, said they were relishing seeing his killer face justice after the apparent executioner was named Thursday.