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Vatican says pope hit head during Mexico trip

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI hit his head during his March 2012 trip to Mexico, The Vatican said Thursday, but denied the accident had any "relevant" role in his resignation.

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Diplomat confirms Iran nuke upgrade

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The diplomat said Thursday that the officials saw a small number of advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium at the Natanz plant southeast of Tehran.

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Pistorius' girlfriend was a model, law graduate

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The woman who was shot dead in double-amputee Olympian runner Oscar Pistorius' house was a model, a law school graduate and an entrepreneur who cared about empowering women

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Clashes mark Bahrain's second uprising anniversary

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Security forces in Bahrain clashed on Thursday with anti-government protesters in street battles that left at least one boy dead amid high tensions on the second anniversary of the uprising in the Gulf nation

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Olympian 'Blade Runner' Pistorius charged with murder

Updated: 02/14/2013 - Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested in the shooting death of his girlfriend, police and the woman's talent agent said Thursday. Police said he has been charged with murder.

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Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

Posted: 02/13/2013 - The mood inside St. Peter's Basilica was somber during the Mass, as if the weight of Benedict's decision and the finality of his pontificate had finally registered with the thousands of faithful present.

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Fighting rages near Aleppo airport

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Syrian rebels fought pitched battles Wednesday against regime forces at a military base that protects a major airport in the country's north in fighting that has left more than 40 government troops dead.

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Player regrets getting entangled with match-fixing

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Soccer player Mario Cizmek thought it would just be one match. Ease up and let the other team win, he told himself, then collect the payoff and start paying off your debts.

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Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive

Posted: 02/13/2013 - An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

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North Korea warns of 'second and third measures'

Posted: 02/12/2013 - North Korea says its nuclear test was its "first response" to U.S. threats and warns it will continue with unspecified "second and third measures of greater intensity" if the United States maintains its hostility.

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Retiring pope faces uncharted territory

Posted: 02/12/2013 - For months, construction crews have been renovating a four-story building attached to a monastery on the northern edge of the Vatican gardens where nuns would live for a few years at a time in cloister.

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Soccer faces epic fight against match-fixing

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Soccer is falling under a cloud of suspicion as never before, sullied by a multibillion-dollar web of match-fixing that is corrupting increasingly larger parts of the world's most popular sport.

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Pope avoids predecessor's show of suffering

Posted: 02/12/2013 - The closest of confidants, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger watched from the front row as Pope John Paul II, once a strapping athlete, steadily deteriorated in his later years.

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