Suicide bomber in Kabul targets British; 6 dead

(Omar Sobhani / Reuters)

Another suicide bomber and two gunmen ­attacked a foreign guesthouse near the compound of a U.S.-based aid agency.

    Japan vows to resume Antarctic whale hunt next year

    Japan vows to resume Antarctic whale hunt next year

    Critics of Japan’s whaling practices are guilty of “eco-imperialism,” a top official said.

    Hong Kong police, protesters clash; 86 people arrested

    Hong Kong police, protesters clash; 86 people arrested

    An effort to clear streets in the Mong Kok neighborhood ended in confrontation, clashes and arrests.

    Two foreign soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kabul

    Two foreign soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kabul

    The bomb detonated as their convoy passed by. It was the latest in a spate of attacks on high-profile targets.

    Hong Kong protesters barred from entering China

    Hong Kong protesters barred from entering China

    The chilling move has sparked belief that Chinese authorities have assembled a blacklist.

    Afghan military leaders welcome expanded U.S. role

    Afghan military leaders welcome expanded U.S. role

    Commanders face rising casualties and an emboldened Taliban.

    Photos from around the region

    Suicide attack in Kabul

    A British national was killed in an attack on an embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital.

    Hong Kong police move in to clear protesters

    A pro-democracy demonstration site in the Mong Kok district is being dismantled.

    Strong quake rocks central Japan

    A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck in Hakuba town, Nagano prefecture.

    Mobile phone use

    Until recently, few people in once-isolated Burma had mobile telephones. That’s changing.

    World leaders arrive for Group of 20 summit

    Countries representing 90 percent of the world’s gross domestic product will discuss economic growth, trade and public health.

    Refugees with little refuge

    Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Burma have been put in displaced-persons camps amid religious violence.

    Animal views

    Moon bears rescued in Vietnam, baby swamp wallabies, white elephants and more.

    Muslims commemorate Ashura

    Shiite devotees in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan mark the holy day amid heightened security measures.

    Happy birthday, Hello Kitty

    Fans celebrate at a convention in Los Angeles and a theme park in Tokyo as the Japanese character turns 40.

    Sri Lanka mudslide buries scores of houses

    More than a hundred homes were destroyed in the island nation’s central hills after monsoon rains.

    Hong Kong students, officials begin talks

    Protest leaders faced off with government officials in a debate marked by sweeping discourse but few concessions.

    Inside North Korea

    Westerners have only glimpses of life in the closed-off country.

    Volcano eruption in Indonesia

    After lying largely dormant for more than 400 years, Mount Sinabung has been intermittently exploding since last year.

    Death toll in Nepal avalanche, blizzard at 29

    Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies.

    Protests resume in Hong Kong

    Pro-democracy supporters continued to occupy the streets after talks with the government broke down.

    In Ukraine, less a cease-fire than a de-escalation

    Violence has fallen since a tenuous truce that began Sept. 5, but the atmosphere remains tense.