43 dead in Mexico gunfight

Mexican federal forces killed at least 42 suspected cartel members Friday during a three-hour gunfight on a ranch in a violence-torn western region, marking one of the drug war's bloodiest battles.

Ban wants to save migrant boat people

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that saving the lives of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia should be a "top priority" as the region battles with an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty.

UN concerned about Palmyra civilians

The UN Security Council expressed deep concern for thousands of civilians trapped in the Syrian city of Palmyra after it was captured by Islamic State.

Ghana politician killed in acid attack

One person has been arrested in Ghana after a leading member of the country's biggest opposition party was attacked with acid and later died.