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Earthquake in Iran

Updated: 11/28/2013 - Iran's state television says at least seven people are dead after an earthquake in southern Iran.

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Typhoon-hit victims in Philippines plead for aid

Posted: 11/11/2013 - Police guarded stores to prevent people from hauling off food, water and such non-essentials as TVs and treadmills, but there was often no one to carry away the dead.

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Kerry says major powers agree on Iran nuclear deal

Posted: 11/11/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were unified on an Iran nuclear deal during weekend talks in Geneva but the Iranians were unable to accept it.

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Deal struck on wider UN inspections of Iran sites

Posted: 11/11/2013 - Iran agreed on Monday to allow expanded U.N. monitoring at the country's nuclear sites, including at a new reactor, state TV reported, in a deal that could boost wider negotiations over Tehran's atomic program.

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Long silent, China's entrepreneurs push for change

Posted: 11/11/2013 - As Chinese career trajectories go, wealthy businesswoman Wang Ying's has taken an unusual turn. She quit her job as head of a private equity fund to become a full-time political critic.

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One of world's strongest storms blasts Philippines

Updated: 11/08/2013 - The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides and knocking out power and communication lines in several provinces. At least four people died.

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Israeli PM 'utterly rejects' emerging Iran deal

Posted: 11/08/2013 - Israel believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon, and says international pressure should be stepped up, not eased, in order to force Iran to dismantle its nuclear program.

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French foreign minister to join Iran nuke talks

Posted: 11/08/2013 - An EU spokesman says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at talks with Iran amid signs of an emerging deal that would limit Tehran's atomic work.

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Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say

Posted: 11/08/2013 - Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.

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Palestinians: Israel only suspect in Arafat death

Posted: 11/08/2013 - The investigator, Tawfik Tirawi, spoke at a news conference held by the Palestinian team that has been investigating Arafat's death. Tirawi asserted that Arafat did not die a natural death.

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Arafat widow says his successors must seek justice

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Yasser Arafat's widow says the Palestinian leadership must seek justice for her husband after Swiss scientists found evidence suggesting he was poisoned by the radioactive substance polonium-210.

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Inspectors verify 22 of Syria's 23 chemical sites

Posted: 11/07/2013 - The Syrian government provided the joint mission with photographs and footage of the facility near Aleppo that confirmed the site has been dismantled and abandoned, the OPCW-U.N. mission said.

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6 world powers sit with Iran in nuclear talks

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Iran and six world powers faced a tough task at the negotiating table Thursday: moving from broad discussions about a nuclear deal to specific steps limiting Tehran's ability to make atomic weapons

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Rocket carrying Olympic torch blasts into space

Posted: 11/07/2013 - A Russian Soyuz booster roared to life late Wednesday and rocketed away from Kazakhstan carrying a crew of three and an Olympic torch bound for the International Space Station.

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Kerry seeks movement in Israeli, Palestinian talks

Posted: 11/06/2013 - After being launched in July with great fanfare, peace negotiations quickly ran into trouble with no visible signs of progress and both sides reverting to a familiar pattern of finger pointing.

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Israeli ex-foreign minister cleared in graft trial

Posted: 11/06/2013 - The decision handed the 55-year-old Lieberman a resounding victory in a case that had threatened to derail his political career and reshape the makeup of the coalition government.

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China's latest tactic: Confessions on state TV

Posted: 11/06/2013 - The 27-year-old journalist wore a green jail uniform, his head shaved and hands in metal cuffs, when he appeared on national TV and confessed his guilt in bribery allegations. And he had yet to be charged with anything.

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1 killed, 8 injured in northern China explosions

Posted: 11/06/2013 - A series of small explosions killed one person and injured eight others Wednesday outside the provincial headquarters of the ruling Communist Party in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan, officials said.

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Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating

Posted: 11/06/2013 - To get an "A'' rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.

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Germany: huge art hoard includes unknown Chagall

Posted: 11/05/2013 - Investigators searched the apartment in an upscale Munich district in February 2012, as part of a tax investigation that started with a routine check on a Zurich-Munich train in late 2010.

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India launches first mission to Mars

Posted: 11/05/2013 - India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel.

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Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Posted: 11/05/2013 - A Bangladesh court sentenced 152 people to death Tuesday for a 2009 mutiny by disgruntled border guards who killed dozens of military commanders during a brutal, two-day uprising.

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Russia sending Sochi Olympics torch into space

Posted: 11/05/2013 - The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station.

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