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Posted: June 23, 2014 at 3:32 a.m.

Vote in Hong Kongraises Beijing's ire

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Iraq militants seize 3 towns, border point

A line of rocket-launcher-equipped trucks moves by as Shiite volunteers parade through the Sadr City area of Baghdad on Saturday to show their readiness to take on Sunni insurgents.

Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province Sa... Read »

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Fugitive trades fire with S. Korean force

SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean army sergeant who fled his unit on the border with North Korea after killing five fellow soldiers engaged in a shootout with troops Sun... Read »