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UN nuke chief to meet with Iranian officials

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The U.N. nuclear agency chief on Monday announced new talks with Iran and urged it to sign a deal that would relaunch his long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran worked secretly on atomic arms

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Oddities in Chinese stock index evoke Tiananmen

Posted: 06/04/2012 - China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

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Vatican criticizes US nun's book on sexuality

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The Vatican on Monday sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying it contradicted church teaching on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage.

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Soviet crooner 'Mr Trololo' dies in Russia

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Eduard Khil was a beloved Soviet crooner who won sudden international stardom two years ago when a 1976 video of him singing "trololo" instead of the song's censored words became a global Internet hit.

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NGO urges assistance to Syrian refugees

Posted: 06/04/2012 - A Washington-based NGO called on the world Monday to assist Syrian refugees, saying they are stretching the meager resources of Jordan and Lebanon and pose risks to their political stability.

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More advanced therapies are being aimed at cancer

Posted: 06/04/2012 - New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now.

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Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs

Updated: 06/04/2012 - The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war.

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'24 Hours for Haiti' hits the open road

Updated: 06/04/2012 - It's a motorcycle challenge to raise money for the people of Haiti. The challenge is to complete a 1,000 mile ride in 24 hours and only stopping every 300 miles. Think you could do it? Well a few are giving it a try with a seasoned rider for the next 24 hours.

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Putin: will help find 'positive results' in Syria

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Russia wants to help U.N. envoy Kofi Annan achieve "positive results" and prevent an all-out civil war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in Germany on Friday.

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Annan 'impatient and frustrated' over Syria

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Saying he is "impatient and frustrated," special envoy Kofi Annan called on the Syrian president Friday to implement a U.N.-brokered peace plan following a horrific weekend massacre that killed more than 100 people.

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Irish voters approve EU deficit-fighting treaty

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Ireland's voters have agreed to ratify the European Union's deficit-fighting treaty with "yes" votes reaching 60 percent, substantial official results showed Friday.

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Report: Arab Spring increases migration to EU

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A new report says applications for asylum in the European Union increased 16.2 in 2011 over the previous year, in part because of turmoil surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Deal between 2 rebel groups in Mali still on

Posted: 06/01/2012 - The leader of a Tuareg separatist movement in northern Mali has denied reports that a deal the group signed with an Islamic rebel faction to work toward creation of an Islamic state in the region is off.

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NATO: Afghan insurgents attack coalition base

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A suicide car bomber and other insurgents attacked a U.S.-led coalition base Friday outside of Khost, the capital of Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said.

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New Honduras top cop once investigated in killings

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A 10-year-old report on Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, nicknamed "The Tiger," resurfaced in widely distributed emails and on a local website after he was named police chief May 21

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Suu Kyi gets ovation at first international speech

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi basked in a long-overdue standing ovation at her first speech before an international audience Friday, but quickly shifted the focus from herself to Myanmar's many needs.

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Musicians play to set record atop Himalayan peak

Posted: 06/01/2012 - They even had an audience — 15 other trekkers paid $10 each to watch the musicians perform for 40 minutes at the summit of 6,654-meter (21,825-foot) high Mera Peak, which is close to Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse.

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Lawsuit says deputies beat man into coma

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Minick's wife and mother say in their lawsuit that the 39-year-old was brutally beaten while restrained in a closed room on the seventh floor of Metro General Hospital.

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Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre

Posted: 05/31/2012 - A news conference Thursday by Qassem Jamal Ihsan, who headed the government's investigation into the massacre, was the most detailed response by the regime since the massacre began late Friday.

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