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'Frog fans' of China's elder Jiang light up social media

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping was at the podium giving a three-and-a-half hour speech to outline his grand vision for a "new era" of China.

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Mugabe's wife sues over $1.35-M diamond ring: report

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sued a Lebanese businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35-million diamond ring she ordered for her wedding anniversary, state media reported Wednesday.

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Duterte’s revolutionary gov’t warning ‘a martial law disguise’

A LAWMAKER said on Sunday that President Rodrigo Duterte's warning to declare a revolutionary government is a disguise to speed up his plan on imposing a martial law nationwide.

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Russia's dog-loving leader gets another puppy as gift

MOSCOW -- Another summit, another dog.

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Trial in Kim murder resuming with visit to Malaysian lab

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader entered its second week Monday, with the court moving temporarily to a high-security laboratory to view evidence contaminated wi

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Who is Marilou Danley, girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter

WASHINGTON -- Marilou Danley, a petite 62-year-old casino hostess from the Philippines, is in the crosshairs of the FBI as the authorities seek to determine what led her boyfriend to carry out the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

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5 former presidents to attend storm recovery concert

WASHINGTON -- All five living former US presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month.

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Islamic State latches on to global attacks as it fights for survival

BEIRUT -- Just hours after Stephen Paddock unleashed a hail of bullets on a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Islamic State group issued a flurry of statements claiming the 64-year-old gunman as one of its own.

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