International

(Canberra) -- Australia's prime minister says the gunman killed during the hostage siege in Sydney was well known to authorities. During a televised address, Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed his condolences to the families of the two hostages who were killed. Seventeen...
(Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ) -- Ahead of the holidays, President Obama is thanking U.S. military troops and their families for their service and sacrifices. Speaking at a joint base in New Jersey, the President said U.S. troops help protect more than 300-million...
(Undated) -- A federal court is convening on a case involving an anti-Muslim YouTube short. "The Innocence of Muslims" is perhaps best known for sparking violent protests across the Muslim world in 2012 which may have, at least in part, resulted in the attack on the U.S...
(Sydney) -- Australians are condemning Islamophobia on social media and supporting Muslims using the hashtag "illridewithyou." Anti-Muslim sentiments flared yesterday on Twitter after an armed gunman took hostages at a Sydney chocolate shop and cafe, forcing them to hold up a...
(Sydney) -- Three people are dead after a hostage situation in Sydney, Australia. At a press conference, New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione remarked that two of the deceased are hostages, while the third is the gunman in the incident. He also mentioned that...
(Sydney) -- Multiple media reports indicate at least two people are dead at the end of a hostage situation in Sydney, Australia. They include the gunman in the incident, who's been identified as Man Haron Monis. He had forced hostages in a chocolate shop and cafe to display an...
(Lima) -- Environmental activists are blasting the UN for what they are calling a weak and ineffectual climate deal. Almost 200 countries agreed on the deal early Sunday, but differences over the draft text caused the two-week talks to overrun by more than a day. While...
(Undated) -- A tense hostage situation in the heart of Sydney, Australia's central business district appears to have come to an end. Gunfire was heard as police stormed the chocolate shop and cafe where an armed man took over a dozen employees and customers hostage on Sunday. At...
(Sydney) -- A cafe in Sydney, Australia is under siege as a gunman continues to hold hostages. Despite the tense situation, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says residents should go about their business as usual. Five people managed to escape from the building yesterday. A...