GAUHATI, India — Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary suspended all traffic from its main rail terminal Tuesday and cleared the station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany — the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from Mideast turmoil.
Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other countries.
TORONTO — Canadians on average are socking away more money than they used to for dealing with a potential financial emergencies, but a new survey has found that almost a quarter are still living paycheque to paycheque.