Suspected jihadists kill 3 at UN base in north Mali

BAMAKO - The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

'Large' Chinese military fleet flies near Japan islands: media

TOKYO - Japan scrambled jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near southern Japanese islands during what Beijing said was a drill to improve its long-range combat abilities, reports said Saturday.

Three dead in shooting at US family planning center

COLORADO SPRINGS, United States - Three people were killed and several wounded when a gunman opened fire at a family planning center in Colorado in a standoff that dragged on for five hours Friday before he surrendered.

China air force again holds drills in Western Pacific

BEIJING - China's air force said on Friday it had flown bombers and other jets through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific, and had carried out a patrol in China's air identification zone in the East China Sea.

Police arrest Colorado abortion clinic gunman, 11 injured

COLORADO SPRINGS - Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in a burst of violence that left at least 11 people injured, including five officers, authorities said.

Key dates in the battle against global warming

PARIS - The UN climate summit in Paris, which opens on November 30, is the latest bid to secure a universal climate rescue pact in a two-decade-long effort to limit global warming.

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits off northern Chilean coast - USGS

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the northern coast of Chile on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The players who can make or break a Paris climate deal

PARIS - Negotiators from 195 nations gather in Paris on Monday to try to broker a universal climate pact to rein in global warming and keep Earth liveable for humanity.

Islamic State propaganda gives Taiwan unwanted recognition

TAIPEI - The Islamic State has given an unwanted nod to Taiwan's four-decade struggle for international recognition, displaying the island's flag and naming it as part of the ''enemy coalition'' fighting the group.

US approves drone sale to Japan

WASHINGTON - The United States approved the sale of three Global Hawk surveillance drones to Japan on Friday, as Tokyo revamps its military in response to Chinese maritime ambitions.