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Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012

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Australian leader appoints lone woman to Cabinet

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has rekindled the sexism accusations that have dogged his political career by naming only one woman — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop — to the 19-member Cabinet

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Powerful typhoon lashes Japan; thousands evacuate

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Typhoon Man-yi, packing wind speeds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 mph) Monday evening, was centered over the city of Miyako, about 550 kilometers (350 miles) north of Tokyo.

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Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate, kill 2 Afghans

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans.

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London police foil cyber bank robbers

Posted: 09/13/2013 - London police said Friday they arrested 12 men involved in a bold attempt to take control of a bank's computer in order to rob the institution.

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Kerry: Syria peace prospects ride on weapons talks

Updated: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that prospects for a resumption in the Syrian peace process are riding on the outcome of U.S.-Russian talks

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Military: Budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

Posted: 09/12/2013 - American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they'll find the money to fund the operation if needed.

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Somalia: Reports indicate American jihadi killed

Posted: 09/12/2013 - A rapping jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militant group high enough to attract a $5 million U.S. government bounty was killed Thursday

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Kerry set to test Russia on Syria weapons

Posted: 09/12/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Thursday morning to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons.

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Lack of Assad alternatives hangs over Syria war

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The crisis over chemical weapons in Syria has underlined a central dilemma for the West as it tries to deal with the country's civil war — the lack of attractive alternatives to President Bashar Assad.

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Syrian rebels blast Russian offer on chemical arms

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The top rebel commander, Gen. Salim Idris, says regime officials should be referred to the International Criminal Court for the alleged Aug. 21 chemical attack near the Syrian capital that killed hundreds.

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'Little step' dance takes Brazil slums

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Sunlight seeps through holes in the roof, illuminating the graffiti-covered walls of an abandoned building where kids created a makeshift dance studio in Rio de Janeiro's Borel shantytown.

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Obama marks Sept. 11 anniversary at White House

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden and members of the White House staff, walked out to the South Lawn at 8:46 a.m., EDT.

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US role in Syrian civil war divides Arab-Americans

Posted: 09/11/2013 - The two share Middle Eastern roots and the American dream. They also represent dissension among Arab-Americans over Syria and underscore a growing rift over ideological, political and regional differences.

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Privately, UN talks begin on Syria chemical arms

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Tense negotiations have begun on a proposed U.N. resolution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control and end a diplomatic stalemate over a deadly Aug. 21 poison gas attack.

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Libya: Blast hits Foreign Ministry in Benghazi

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Security officials say a powerful explosion has caused serious damage to Libya's Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the coastal city of Benghazi.

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Iraq tries novel ways to curb rising violence

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Iraqi authorities are resorting to desperate measures to quell rising violence, ordering huge numbers of cars off the roads, bulldozing soccer fields and even building a medieval-style moat

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Prosecutor calls for death in Delhi bus rape case

Posted: 09/11/2013 - Saying their crime shocked the conscience of India, the prosecutor in the fatal New Delhi gang rape called Wednesday for all four convicted rapists to be hanged.

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France seeks UN action on Syria after Russia move

Updated: 09/10/2013 - France announced Tuesday it will put forward a resolution in the U.N. Security Council aimed at forcing Syria to ultimately dismantle its chemical weapons program.

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