Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing at least 62 people and injuring 40, authorities said.
The hulking P-3C Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a military base in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, on the latest mission hunting pirates off Somalia's coast.
Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
Eleven Afghan policemen were Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy, following a landmark fast-track trial.
Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's front cover picture of Muhammad following the massacre of the satirical weekly's editorial team in January, said Monday he was leaving the paper.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
President Barack Obama barred police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that US law enforcement has become too militarized.
Shiite militias converged on Ramadi Monday in a bid to recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz.
Law enforcement remained on alert in Waco, Texas, early Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs shook up the community, and attempts at intimidation ensured officers will stay on the streets, police said.
EU ministers said they would approve plans Monday for an unprecedented naval mission to stop people smugglers as NATO warned that Islamic militants might be hiding among the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.