August 27th @ 11:55 PM GMT (12 min ago)
Yahoo! Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country's ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the crossings last week after a shootout between smugglers and troops wounded three soldiers. ''I have favored dialogue and I will keep doing so, but I cannot allow Venezuela to treat Colombia and Colombians this way,'' the conservative Santos said i... (World)
August 27th @ 11:54 PM GMT (13 min ago)
Yahoo! North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas ''a landmark occasion'' paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world's most heavily-fortified borders. ''The joint press release published at t... (World)
August 27th @ 11:51 PM GMT (16 min ago)
Yahoo! President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans and its people after seeing first-hand Thursday how far the ''Big Easy'' has come, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to swathes of one of America's most famous cities. ''You inspire me,'' Obama told a community center to applause, after rolling up his sleeves on a stroll through the historic African-American community of Treme, stopping to chat with residents for whom Katrina remains etched in memory. ''This city is mov... (World)
August 27th @ 11:33 PM GMT (34 min ago)
Yahoo! Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the country's worst industrial disaster in recent years. A notice on the national prosecutor's website said Thursday they included current and retired officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port, the largest in northern China. (World)
August 27th @ 11:27 PM GMT (40 min ago)
Yahoo! Steve Johnson reached the Winston-Salem Open semifinals when Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu withdrew because of a back injury. (World)
August 27th @ 11:22 PM GMT (45 min ago)
Yahoo! A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group. (World)
August 27th @ 11:11 PM GMT (56 min ago)
Yahoo! Teenagers who identify as ''goths'', a subculture known for its members' black clothes and makeup, have a three times higher risk of depression than non-goth peers, researchers said Friday. ''Our study does not show that being a goth causes depression or self-harm, but rather that some young goths are more vulnerable to developing these conditions,'' said the study's lead author Lucy Bowes from the University of Oxford. (World)
August 27th @ 11:05 PM GMT (1 hr ago)
Yahoo! Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water -- it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya. The 56-year-old doctor was on a mission Wednesday with Doctors Without Borders on the Phoenix, a vessel dedicated to rescuing migrants, when he was asked to help the Swedish coast guard during their rescue of a wooden boat with over 450 people on board. (World)
August 27th @ 11:02 PM GMT (1.1 hr ago)
Yahoo! Justin Wren re-evaluated his life less than two years ago from a Ugandan hospital bed, where he clung to life with severe cases of malaria and blackwater fever. (World)
August 27th @ 10:44 PM GMT (1.4 hr ago)
Yahoo! IndyCar stars drove their race cars across the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday in memory of Justin Wilson, who died of a severe head injury suffered in a race at the weekend. The popular British driver's death has cast a shadow over this weekend's season finale at Sonoma Raceway and ignited discussion of ways to make the IndyCar series safer. ''Very emotional cross of the bridge in Justin's car,'' tweeted Marco Andretti, who led the motorcade in teammate Wilson's #25 Andretti Autospo... (World)