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Fire at Islamic school in Malaysia kills 24, mostly teens

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Updated) -- A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 24 people who were trapped behind barred windows, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, official

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Paris awarded '24 Olympics, LA gets '28

LIMA, Peru -- The tears welling in the Paris mayor's eyes told the story one way. The words the Los Angeles mayor spoke told it another.

This was one of those rare Olympic moments when everyone walked away a winner.

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Student confronting shooter at high school killed

ROCKFORD, Washington -- A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others before being stopped by a staff member, authorities said.

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Sporting a black eye, pope urges Colombians to reconcile

CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Pope Francis wrapped up his Colombia trip Sunday by honoring a fellow Jesuit who ministered to African slaves and urging Colombians today to follow his lead in working for a more peaceful future.

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At least 8 dead after shooting in North Texas

PLANO, Texas -- At least eight people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at a home in Plano, Texas, authorities in North Texas said Sunday night.

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8 killed, 23 injured in Hurricane Irma's wrath

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hurricane Irma has killed at least eight people and injured 23 in French Caribbean island territories as the dangerous Category 5 storm roared over the Caribbean, France's interior minister said Thursday.

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Obliterated village burned by Rohingya, Myanmar police say

BANGKOK -- Myanmar security officials on Thursday took journalists to a still-smoldering Rohingya village where officials say members of the Muslim minority set fire to their own homes and vehicles.

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Moon, Abe call for stronger sanctions against North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- The leaders of South Korea and Japan on Thursday repeated their calls for stronger action to punish North Korea over its nuclear ambitions, including denying the country oil supplies, as they met in eastern Russia.

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