Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection, a foundation said Saturday.
New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message
New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar. Barely a few hours after Mansour's appointment was announced on Friday, powerful rivals within the fractious Taliban questioned the selection process, saying it was rushed and even biased. Mansour's comments are apparently aimed at fending off the emerging risk of the group splintering into factions at a time when there is growing discord over the direction of peace talks with the Afghan government.
Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.
Luxury Home Auctions Glance
Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method.
Iraqi Kurdistan leadership calls for PKK rebel pullback
Kurdish rebels of the PKK should take their war with Ankara out of Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent Turkish air strikes from causing civilian casualties, the region's leadership said Saturday. "The PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) must keep the battlefield away from the Kurdistan region in order for civilians not to become victims of this war," the office of the region's president Massud Barzani said in a statement. Turkey has carried out hundreds of raids against the Kurdish rebel group's mountain bases on either side of the Iraqi border.