Oz mom held for murder of eight kids

Australian police said Saturday they had arrested the mother of seven of the eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns.

US slaps news sanctions on Russia

The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents.

Brazil lawmaker's rape jibe sparks fury

A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers.

Ban starts tour of Ebola-hit countries

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic.