Pope pleas for help for Syrians fleeing war so they survive

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made a public plea for help for Syrians fleeing civil war so that their survival and dignity are assured.

Francis told a crowd in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that "I am...

Israeli leader calls on world to condemn arson of synagogue

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the world to condemn a suspected arson attack against a makeshift synagogue in the West Bank where Jewish Torah scrolls were...

Light quake shakes buildings in Tokyo; no injuries or damage

TOKYO (AP) — A light earthquake has struck north of Tokyo, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-4.6 quake struck at around 7:30 Sunday evening at a...

Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has lashed out at the United States a week after a President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which...

Hut fire kills all 10 family member on Pakistani island

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman's family on an island in southern Pakistan.

Mohammad Javed said Sunday that the incident took place late...

Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.

The Waqf's rejection may present an...

Rally for AIDS awareness planned for North Carolina capitol

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Religious groups and elected leaders are holding a rally at the North Carolina capitol for AIDS awareness.

The event called I Am My Brother/Sister's Keeper is set to start at 5 p.m....

Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn't have it any other way.

"I'm always ready to play my heart out," Flea...