International

(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...
(Sydney) -- There's a hostage standoff going on in Sydney. Australian authorities have blocked off a street, and television footage shows people inside a cafe with their hands pressed against the windows. There's also a black and white flag, similar to those used by ISIS...
(London) -- A new Miss World has been crowned. She is 22-year-old Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss. The fourth-year medical student was among 122 contestants who competed for the Miss World title this year. Miss Hungary was this year's runnerup while Miss USA, former Miss North...
(Washington, DC) -- A former head of the CIA under President George W. Bush stands behind his agency's enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects. On ABC's "This Week," former CIA Director Michael Hayden dismissed comparisons between the program and the criminal activity at...
(Kabul) -- Two American soldiers are dead as the result of a Taliban bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldiers died when a convoy of NATO-led troops came under attack Friday in the capital city of Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for three attacks over the course of 48...