TERNATE, Indonesia - A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers to scramble to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing, an official said.
MOSCOW Reuters - A Moscow court on Friday extended a term of house arrest for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on trial for stealing more than 30 million rubles £317,743, charges he dismisses as part of a campaign by President Vladimir Putin to stifle dissent.
Reuters - Families of the victims and survivors of a fatal March crash outside the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin sued the organizers on Thursday, according to court documents and local media.
MADRID - Spanish police have cordoned off streets around the headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party and are searching for possible explosives after a man rammed his car into the building.
BEIJING Reuters - A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer arrested this year has had to endure hours of interrogation and his health has suffered, his wife wrote in a letter released on Friday, calling for his immediate release.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate says the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election.
New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.
The Pakistani army killed 32 militants in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, the military said on Friday, and 27 in other clashes, four days after a Taliban massacre of children at a school.