International

(Sydney) -- Australian police are still working to bring an end to a hostage situation at a Sydney cafe that began Sunday. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says it appears no one has been hurt by the gunman. Their main goal is to bring the hostages out safely...
(Manila) -- Prosecutors in the Philippines are filing murder charges against an American Marine accused in the death of a transgender Filipino. Private First Class Joseph Pemberton is currently being held in a U.S.-controlled facility, but Filipino leaders want him turned over...
(London) -- A glut of high-quality light crude from North America is causing oil prices to drop. Oil hit a five-year low of 60-dollars a barrel Monday before rallying back to 63-dollars a barrel. The drop was attributed to quotes from an OPEC oil minister, who said there were...
(Guantanamo Bay) -- A military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is again trying to move toward a trial for a group suspected of planning the 9-11 attacks on the United States. A pretrial hearing today will explore the extent of FBI intrusion into teams trying to defend the group...
(Sydney) -- Police in Australia say their only goal in the current hostage standoff in Sydney is to bring the captives out safely. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says he cannot comment specifically about the ongoing operation in Sydney's central business...
(Washington, DC) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is defending the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" that have come under attack in a recent Senate report. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Cheney dismissed the report as partisan. The report detailed instances of prisoners...
(Sydney) -- Police in Australia are confirming they have made contact with the person holding several people hostage at a Sydney cafe. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn says the main priority of police is to maintain contact and assure the safety of the...
(Sydney) -- Authorities in Sydney say the hostage standoff at a downtown cafe cannot be ruled out as a terror attack. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said Monday police have not made contact with the individual who has held the people captive for several...
(Sydney) -- Heavily armed police in Sydney are surrounding a cafe where hostages are being held. A black flag with Arabic writing has been displayed in the window. It's unknown at this point exactly how many people are being held inside the Lindt Cafe at Martin Place, which is...