Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.
Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
Moscow is increasingly emerging as a center of diplomacy on Syria’s four-year-old civil war, with the Obama administration sending a key emissary to the Russian capital discuss the conflict on Friday, following recent visits by high-level Saudi, Jordanian and Iranian officials — as well as key members of the Syrian political opposition.
The human-rights organization Amnesty International is petitioning Indian authorities to save two sisters after an unofficial village council ordered them to be raped and publicly humiliated as punishment for their brother’s actions.
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio says Chinese President Xi Xingping is an “authoritarian ruler” and that President Obama should downgrade the Chinese leader’s upcoming Washington trip to a “working visit,” not role out the red carpet for him.
One of the winners of a major new international peace award on Friday urged global leaders to invest more heavily in aquaculture to address the rapidly growing challenge of hunger in developing countries.
British law enforcement are now being advised to seek the help of clairvoyants when investigating a missing person case.
Austrian police investigating the deaths of 71 migrants found in truck along a main highway said Friday that they likely suffocated to death.
Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.
President Obama will host a meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Sept. 4, the White House said Thursday.