Southwest Airlines: Investigators consider 'undetectable crack' as possible cause of deadly emergency landing

Investigators are leaving the Philadelphia airport, but say it is too soon to say what led to the deadly explosion


The Latest: Raul Castro had left Cuba's presidency

The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local): 9 a.m.

United States

Rapture prediction for April 23 just latest of kooky doomsday calls

The world will cease to exist on April 23, according to a prediction that has some laughing, some yawning and yet others making preparations that could leave their lives in shambles.


Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as president of Cuba

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers.


Communication breakdown: What the Nikki Haley flap reveals about Trump's foreign policy

It's understandable, perhaps, that much of the press is playing the latest back-and-forth on Russian sanctions as a personal slap at Nikki Haley.


Trump’s Latest Foreign Policy Chaos Further Diminishes U.S. Standing, Critics Worry

If the world hadn’t figured out that the president’s words mean almost nothing, this past week made it clear.


Tumbleweeds bury Southern California town: 'I can't see my jungle gym'

Strong winds in Southern California have left a town north of Los Angeles covered in tumbleweeds.


Germany waiting for details on citizen's arrest in Turkey

Germany's foreign ministry says it's waiting to learn why one of its nationals was arrested in Istanbul in the latest such incident to strain relations between the two countries.

United Kingdom

Repeal the Eighth: Latest updates on Ireland's abortion referendum

All the latest news and discussion ahead of Ireland's vote on 25 May which could lift the country's ban on abortion


The Latest: Cuba opens session to choose new president

The Latest on the meeting of Cuba's legislature and the scheduled end of Raul Castro's presidency (all times local): 8:20 a.m.


How Barbara Bush brought a plain-spoken and grandmotherly style to Washington

'What you see with me is what you get. I'm not running for president – George Bush is'


Manchester City's Sergio Aguero confirms knee surgery after injury struggles

The forward didn't provide a timescale for his return, saying only he is 'fully motivated to get back soon to the field'


The Latest: EU backs membership talks for Albania, Macedonia

The Latest on the political situation in the Balkans (all times local): 4:10 p.m.


'Man with three faces' becomes first patient in world undergo two face transplants

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jérôme Hamon - who has been dubbed "the man with three faces" - said he is feeling well and recovering after his latest transplant at a Paris hospital


Trump request to review personal lawyer's documents seized in FBI raid rejected by judge

Court considers appointment of independent lawyer who would check for records protected by attorney-client privilege


Young girl raped and killed during wedding in India

Accused found lying next to the child's corpse, police tell The Independent


The Latest: EU defends Iran nuclear deal; no new sanctions

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:45 p.m.


Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur charged in eighth death

Toronto police have identified the latest suspected victim after seeking help from the public.


Syria air strikes: Bombing Douma revealed the fragility of the Anglo-American 'special relationship'

Analysis: Donald Trump appears to have built up a stronger rapport with Emmanuel Macron than with Theresa May


The Latest: Large rally in Damascus supporting Assad's army

Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend.


The Latest: EU aims to boost UN role in Syria after strikes

The Latest on developments following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria (all times local): 10:40 a.m.

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