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In Iraq, Sunni attacks spark Shiite calls to arms

Posted: 10/30/2013 - The wave of attacks by al-Qaida-led Sunni extremists that has killed thousands of Iraqis this year, most of them Shiites, is provoking ominous calls from Shiite leaders to take up arms in self-defense.

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India bus inferno kills 42; many burned alive

Posted: 10/30/2013 - A bus crashed into a highway barrier in southern India and erupted in flames early Wednesday, killing 42 passengers — many of them burned alive in the inferno, officials said.

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UN confirms 10 polio cases in northeast Syria

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The U.N.'s health agency said Tuesday it has confirmed 10 polio cases in northeast Syria, the first confirmed outbreak of the diseases in the country in 14 years, with a risk of spreading across the region.

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AP source: US weighs end to spying on leaders

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The revelations about National Security Agency monitoring of Merkel were the latest in a months-long spying scandal that has strained longstanding alliances with some of America's closest partners.

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China seeks info on Uighurs after deadly crash

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Police released no public information about a possible motive for the incident at one of China's most politically sensitive and heavily guarded public spaces.

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Beleaguered Syrian Christians fear future

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The mortars have repeatedly hit in his mainly Christian district of Damascus, al-Qassaa, reportedly killing at least 32 people and injuring dozens of others the past two weeks.

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3 members of Chinese advocacy group stand trial

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The trial of grassroots rights advocates Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua at a district court in Xinyu city in eastern Jiangxi province was held under tight security.

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Report: US monitored 60 million calls in Spain

Posted: 10/28/2013 - A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone.

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Israeli tunnel hit by cyberattack, experts say

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The attack caused an immediate 20-minute lockdown of the roadway. The next day, the expert said, it shut down the roadway again during morning rush hour. It remained shut for eight hours, causing massive congestion.

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Poland's first post-communist PM Mazowiecki dies

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Eastern Europe's first democratic prime minister after communism, key adviser to Poland's Solidarity freedom movement and U.N. human rights envoy to Bosnia in the 1990s, has died.

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Veteran Iowa Republicans seek state GOP makeover

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Fed up and ready to get off the sidelines, veteran Iowa Republicans are working to wrest control of the state GOP from the evangelicals, tea partyers and libertarians they blame for alienating longtime party loyalists.

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AP sources: foreign help to US could be exposed

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Word of the briefings by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence comes amid questions swirling around overseas surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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Norway rejects US request to destroy Syria weapons

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Norway has turned down a U.S. request to receive the bulk of Syria's chemical weapons for destruction because it doesn't have the capabilities to complete the task by the deadlines given.

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UK police seize parts from 3D-printed gun

Posted: 10/25/2013 - British police said Friday they have seized components of a gun made from plastic on a 3-D printer and are testing to see whether it was a viable weapon.

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US ambassador summoned by Germany over NSA spying

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Germany's Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.

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Despite billions in aid, Afghans can't find work

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Hundreds of men, some on crutches, all wearing tattered clothing, gather shortly before dawn at major intersections throughout Kabul and other Afghan cities.

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