Iraqi forces evacuate 1,000 civilians from Mosul front lines
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and surrounding areas, where the U.N. says militants have committed a number of atrocities in recent days, officials said Wednesday.
Police: 2 children lucky to survive accident at Aussie park
SYDNEY (AP) — Two children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed their mothers and two other people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack — one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years.
AP EXPLAINS: What we know about S. Korean political scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To outsiders, the frenzy that has erupted here may not seem to match this week's acknowledgment by South Korean President Park Geun-hye that she got help, including the editing of some of her speeches, from a mysterious woman outside of the government.