20 hostages killed, 13 saved in Bangladesh restaurant attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners. The military said 20 of the hostages had been killed during the 10-hour standoff, and officials from Japan said seven of its citizens were unaccounted for.
Australians vote in tight general election contest
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Polls have closed on the Australian east coast on Saturday in general elections in which the ruling conservative coalition expected to lose ground as it seeks a second term after a divisive first three years in power.
Q&A: Puerto Rico's unfolding default crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico is in uncharted territory after a historic default. A federal oversight board is getting ready to oversee the island's finances amid a dire economic crisis.