Posted: 3:05 PM South Africa's presidency reports that former South African president Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized but is eating and in good spirits.
Posted: 11:33 AM 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dies at 65
Updated: 7:09 PM There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
Posted: 5:08 PM North Korea's military says it's placed artillery and rocket units on the highest level of alert.
Posted: 4:58 PM Sec. of State John Kerry is in France, where French officials are asking the U.S. to increase its assistance to Syrian rebels.
Posted: 3:47 PM Sec. of State John Kerry makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan. He meets with President Karzai.
Updated: 1:44 PM The Pentagon says the U.S. has reached an agreement with the Afghanistan government to transfer the Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan control.
Posted: 6:51 PM Hundreds of protesters outside Parliament cheered in jubilation and sang the national anthem when they heard the bill had not passed.
Updated: 2:00 PM Pope Francis took a long round-about through St. Peter's Square and got out of his jeep to bless a disabled man before Tuesday's installation Mass.
Updated: 1:44 PM Greek authorities say police are lobbing chemicals inside a central prison, trying to smoke out a convicted murderer who is holding five hostages.
Posted: 5:17 PM Vatican officials denounce what they call an "anti-clerical left-wing" campaign against Pope Francis.
Posted: 2:58 PM Communist China completes its first change in leadership in 10 years. Xi Jinping ascends to the presidency Thursday.
Updated: 3:27 PM White smoke and tolling bells signaled the selection.
Posted: 8:10 PM A member of a militant group in Yemen's south says residents in the town of Jaar tried and executed a man suspected of carrying out a deadly attack for al-Qaida last year.
Posted: 1:51 PM Cardinals meet for the final pre-conclave talks Monday. Tuesday they begin choosing a new pope.
Posted: 1:47 PM An Afghan police officer shoots and kills two American soldiers and two Afghan police officers, before he himself is killed.
Updated: 1:44 PM The U.N. chief for refugees says the number of refugees from Syria could increase by "two or three times" the present level by the end of the year if the country's conflict doesn't end.