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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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Indian court convicts 4 in fatal gang rape case

Posted: 09/10/2013 - An Indian court convicted four men Tuesday in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, an attack that set off waves of protests and gave voice to years of anger over the treatment of women.

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Rights group: Syrian regime behind chemical attack

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The report by Human Rights Watch was the latest voice to condemn Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for the alleged chemical attack on the sprawling, rebel-held Ghouta suburb on Aug. 21.

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Navalny demands recount in mayoral race

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday demanded a recount in the Moscow mayoral election where official results showed the incumbent escaping a run-off by one percent.

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Report: US spied on Brazil's Petrobras, Google

Posted: 09/09/2013 - All three companies are included in an NSA training manual for new ag'ents on how to target the private computer networks of big companies, the report said.

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Van Gogh Museum: new Van Gogh identified

Posted: 09/09/2013 - The Van Gogh Museum says it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting that spent years in a Norwegian attic believed to be by another painter.

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Berlusconi's political future debated in Senate

Posted: 09/09/2013 - An Italian parliamentary committee begins debating Monday whether ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi should be stripped of his Senate seat following his conviction for tax fraud.

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Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial

Posted: 09/09/2013 - In a strong rebuttal to remarks by Syrian President Bashar Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there is very strong evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against his own people.

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US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria.

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Egypt: Morsi supporters protest across country

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Thousands of anti-government protesters flowed out of mosques in Muslim Brotherhood-led rallies nationwide Friday as authorities said the car used in a bombing targeting the interior minister had been stolen.

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Obama says he will address nation Tuesday on Syria

Posted: 09/06/2013 - President Barack Obama says he will address the nation about Syria on Tuesday as he seeks public and congressional authority for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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10 G20 nations join US in blaming Assad for attack

Posted: 09/06/2013 - A joint statement by the ten countries and the United States stopped short of explicitly calling for military action against the Syrian government, as President Obama is advocating.

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US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The State Department is ordering nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria.

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