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Couple takes wedding photos in war-ravaged Syrian city

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images A Syrian photographer thought of using the destruction of Homs to take pictures of newly wed couples to show that life is stronger than death. One Syrian couple ditched the fairytale theme and made their wedding photos ...

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Assange calls 'arbitrary detainment' ruling a 'vindication'

Officials in Sweden and the United Kingdom rejected a UN panel opinion Friday calling Julian Assange a victim of “arbitrary detainment” as the WikiLeaks founder’s legal team called for his immediate release without fear of extradition to Scandinavia, where he ...

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50 killed in ISIS attack in Syria, clouding peace talks

GENEVA — A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. mediator held his first meeting with members of the main opposition group ...

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‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch deported from Mexico

Jalisco St. Prosecutor’s Office Ethan Couch was deported from Mexico Thursday, officials said. The “affluenza” teen is heading home. Uniformed Mexican immigration agents put 18-year-old Ethan Couch on commercial flight to Dallas Texas Thursday morning, the nation’s migration department said. ...

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Pakistan army arrests five in deadly college terror attack

Hussain Ali/AP Pakistanis accused of being the facilitators of the deadly attack on a university are presented to the media, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The Pakistani Army arrested five suspects on charges of facilitating a militant attack ...

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Gunmen storm Pakistan university leaving 20 dead

A gang of Taliban militants stormed a northern Pakistan university, killing at least 20 people and wounding 19, authorities said. Explosions rang out amid foggy conditions at the start of classes at Bacha Khan University, where Pakistani police and army ...

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Brian Bedford, ‘Robin Hood’ voice in Disney classic, dies.

Peter Morgan/AP Brian Bedford died aged 80 in Santa Barbara, California after a two-year battle with cancer. The voice of ‘Robin Hood’ in the Disney animated classic has passed away. Brian Bedford died aged 80 in Santa Barbara, California after ...

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'Harry Potter' star closes British hotel after tiny profits

Google Maps Grint and his family opened the luxury Rigsby’s Guest House in Hertford, England, in April 2011. ‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint has closed his boutique hotel in Britain after it made just $ 2,900 profit in four years. ...

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Terrorism-related arrests made in California and Texas

Two Iraqi-born refugees were charged in California and Texas with separate terrorism offenses, authorities said. Sacramento resident Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, allegedly traveled to Syria in 2014 to fight alongside terrorists and then covered up the trip when interviewed by ...

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Ruiz: Obama must see deadly consequences of deportation

Every January I look forward to writing a column with my wishes for the new year, something that I — and hopefully my readers — usually enjoy. But I have a confession to make: This year I cannot do it. ...

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