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Airstrike in Syria kills more at least 18 people

Posted: 09/03/2012 - The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said the airstrikes targeted a residential area in the northern town of al-Bab

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Pakistani cleric faces possible blasphemy charge

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Pakistani police are investigating whether a Muslim cleric who allegedly tried to frame a Christian girl for blasphemy should be charged with insulting Islam himself and potentially face life in prison.

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Young Iraqis face religious fashion crackdown

Posted: 09/03/2012 - A new culture rift is emerging in Iraq, as young women replace shapeless cover-ups with ankle-baring skirts and tight blouses, while men strut around in revealing slacks and spiky haircuts.

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Prince rappells 785 feet down UK building

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Following the stunt, Andrew told reporters the "difficult bit was actually stepping out over the edge," but said his training with the Royal Marines had given him the confidence.

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France warns of Syrian chemical weapons attack

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Western powers are preparing a tough response in case Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime deploys chemical or biological weapons in its civil war, France's foreign minister said Monday.

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Big cash seizure puts light on Nicaragua drug role

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Most days the only vehicles on Highway 15 are battered trucks shuttling grain, coffee beans and cooking oil through the lush, mountainous highlands on the Honduras-Nicaragua border.

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South Africa justice minister questions court action

Posted: 08/31/2012 - South Africa's justice minister is demanding the nation's top prosecutor explain a decision to charge 270 miners with the murders and attempted murders of 112 striking co-workers shot by the police.

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Venezuela election council takes ad off air

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Venezuelan electoral officials have ordered off the air a political ad that depicts the murder of a young man to highlight concerns about crime.

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Iran urges nonaligned nations role in Syria

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Iran's supreme leader said Friday that emerging nations have a greater right than the West or United Nations to help resolve Syria's escalating civil war.

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Argentine tax agents to track all credit card buys

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Argentina just made it more expensive for its people to use credit cards outside the country, and more dangerous for cardholders who aren't paying all the taxes they should.

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Thousands march in Bahrain protest rally

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain have filled a main highway in the country's first state-approved march in weeks.

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Terror attack survivor becomes Paralympian

Posted: 08/31/2012 - All eyes were on No. 7 when Britain played Ukraine on Friday in its first match of the Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament.

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Quake off Philippines spurs small tsunami; 1 dead

Updated: 08/31/2012 - A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines' eastern coast late Friday, killing one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and spurring panic about a tsunami

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Egypt leader slams Syrian regime during Iran visit

Posted: 08/30/2012 - It also drove home the difficulties for Iran as host of a gathering of the 120-nation Nonaligned Movement, a Cold War-era group that Tehran seeks to transform into a powerful bloc to challenge Western influence.

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Syrian activists say rebels shot down warplane

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Syrian activists said rebels shot down a government warplane over the northern province of Idlib on Thursday, the second time in a week that opposition fighters claimed to have brought down an aircraft

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Miners charged in deaths of 34 killed by police

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Some 270 miners were charged Thursday with the murders of 34 striking colleagues who were shot and killed by South African police officers, authorities said.

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Zimbabwe's capital 'world's 4th worst to live in'

Posted: 08/30/2012 - An independent research group says Zimbabwe's capital is the world's fourth-worst city to live in, based on daily hardships and political risk. Cities in war zones are excluded from the "livability" index.

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Swiss acupuncturist charged in 16 HIV infections

Posted: 08/30/2012 - A self-styled healer has been indicted by a Swiss court on charges that he intentionally infected 16 people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in cases going back more than a decade, authorities said Thursday.

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Russia claims killer demands Pussy Riot freed

Posted: 08/30/2012 - The bodies of an elderly woman and her daughter were found in Russia beneath a scrawled message demanding freedom for the jailed members of the Pussy Riot band, officials said Thursday.

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UN nuke agency: Iran 'significantly' hampers probe

Posted: 08/30/2012 - The U.N. nuclear agency is confirming that Iran has shrouded a site where suspected work on developing nuclear arms took place and says its work on trying establish what went on there is now "significantly hampered."

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2,600 students at risk of deportation from UK

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Around 2,600 foreign students could be deported from Britain after their university was stripped of its ability to sponsor visas for pupils beyond the European Union, the government announced Thursday.

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