International

(Undated) -- The Islamist militant group ISIS is ordering genital mutilation for millions of women and girls in Iraq. The United Nations reports today that the al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents have ordered all women and girls in and around the northern city of Mosul to undergo...
(Undated) -- Authorities say the Air Algerie flight that lost contact over Africa has crashed with more than 100 people on board. The plane left from the city of Ouagadougou en route to Algiers, but reportedly changed course to avoid bad weather and dropped from radar soon...
(Undated) -- Dozens of Australian police are ready to guard the Malaysia Airlines plane crash site in Ukraine. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has 50 officers standing by in London. Abbott has talked with presidents of Ukraine and Russia about ensuring safe access so the officers can...
(Gaza) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his diplomatic efforts in trying to negotiate a truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. Brian Thor from Jerusalem, whose son is in the Israeli army, says he hopes a truce is agreed upon soon. The talks come as...
(Jerusalem) -- An Israeli cabinet minister says a Gaza truce is unlikely in the next few days. The official also said today that Israel's army would continue destroying Palestinian cross-border tunnels even if a truce is declared. Egyptians who've been mediating talks between...
(Undated) -- This week is bringing more tragedy in the sky. Air Algerie says it lost contact with an Airbus A320 with more than 100 people on board today over Africa. That news comes just one day after a TransAsia plane crashed in Taiwan, killing 48 people. On Tuesday night, an...
(Undated) -- A young Sudanese Christian woman who was spared a death sentence for abandoning Islam is in Italy today. An Italian official says Mariam Ibrahim was accompanied from Sudan by an Italian foreign ministry official. The 27-year-old woman's case drew international...
(Undated) -- A commander of Ukraine's pro-Russia separatists admits that rebel forces had the type of anti-aircraft missile believed to have shot down a civilian airliner one week ago. The commander told Reuters news service that rebels had the missile system, and that it could...
(Washington, DC) -- The FAA is lifting its ban on U.S. airlines flying in or out of Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. The restrictions were put in place two days ago over concerns about rocket fire from Hamas militants getting close to the Tel Aviv airport. The FAA says...