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Nuke plant chief after tsunami: 'This is serious'

Posted: 08/06/2012 - In the videos, then-plant chief Masao Yoshida complained about phone calls to the prime minister's office not getting through and showed frustration as he fought the government's nuclear safety officials

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Jordan says defecting Syrian minister won't stay

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Jordan's information minister denies that the Syrian prime minister has defected to the neighboring kingdom and another government official says the premier will be leaving Amman soon for another country.

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Greece: 6,000 detained during raids on immigrants

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Authorities in Greece are rounding up thousands of suspected illegal immigrants in a large-scale deportation drive to combat what a government official compared to a prehistoric invasion.

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Tropical storm heads for pass along Honduras coast

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Tropical Storm Ernesto's forward movement slowed Monday as it headed for an expected close pass along Honduras' northern coast after dropping heavy rains on Jamaica without causing serious problems.

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Cambodians find possible Khmer Rouge mass grave

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Villagers in northwestern Cambodia unearthed what could be a mass grave from the Khmer Rouge era with about 20 skulls and some leg bones bound with rope, officials said Monday.

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Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary of A-bomb attack

Posted: 08/06/2012 - About 50,000 people gathered in Hiroshima's peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed as many as 140,000 people

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UN General Assembly denounces Syrian crackdown

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly denounced Syria's crackdown on dissent Friday in a symbolic effort meant to push the deadlocked Security Council

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Syrians in Jordan fear hunt from Assad agents

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Refugees and Jordanian officials believe Syrian regime agents are operating in the kingdom on a campaign to hunt down opponent and intimidate those who have fled.

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Parents found guilty of murdering daughter in UK

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The girl was murdered by her Pakistani parents for her Western ways. And it was her little sister who bravely told jurors how her mother and father suffocated the 17-year-old with a plastic bag

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Lawyers: Murder trial of Bo's wife opens Thursday

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The murder trial of the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start next Thursday in Hefei city in east China, two lawyers told The Associated Press.

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Syrian regime pleads with Russia for economic aid

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Senior Syrian officials have pleaded with Russia for financial loans and supplies of oil products, a sign that the global fallout from President Bashar Assad's crackdown on a rebellion is squeezing his regime.

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Syria opposition plans for post-Assad era

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The Syrian National Council is deep into organizing an alternative to the regime of President Bashar Assad that could include those already in state institutions or even the ruling Baath Party

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Rebels use captured tank against Syrian forces

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebel-seized tank shelled the Menagh military airport outside Aleppo, which the regime has used to launch attacks on rebel positions in the surrounding area.

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Spain nabs 3 al-Qaida suspects, Europe plot feared

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Police have arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida who had amassed explosives and may have been plotting attacks in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, Spain's interior minister said Thursday.

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Lima, Peru, park is the cat's meow for felines

Posted: 08/02/2012 - About 120 felines populate the sidewalks and grass, lounge in the trees and shelter behind the grates of at the Church of the Miraculous Virgin, where they are fed by devoted volunteers.

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Draghi authority tarnished as Germany blocks plan

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Super Mario has taken a hit. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's efforts to fight the crisis have for the first time been foiled by that most formidable of adversaries: European politics.

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US-bound Cubans pour into Panama through Colombia

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Hundreds of Cubans like Reyes are taking that arduous new route toward the United States, trekking across the 85 miles (135 kilometers) of steamy tropical jungle that divides Colombia and Panama

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New Egypt Cabinet sworn in, faces heavy tasks

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Egypt's new prime minister and his Cabinet were sworn in on Thursday, the first government since the election of a Muslim Brotherhood leader as the country's first freely elected president.

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Kremlin youth camp seeks image change

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The spirit of rebellion roiling Russia this year stretches even into the Seliger youth camp, an annual Kremlin-funded event that has long been seen as a training ground for truculent Putin loyalists.

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A bright future ahead for young girl with tumor

Updated: 08/02/2012 - In April, we introduced you to a little girl from Belize who had a football sized tumor on her face. After hours of surgery it was removed and now her family tells us how she's doing.

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8 badminton players tossed from Olympic doubles

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Eight female badminton doubles players were disqualified Wednesday from the London Olympics after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament.

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Syria's Assad urges his army to step up fight

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his armed forces Wednesday to step up the fight against rebels as the U.N. reported a significant escalation in the civil war with the military using warplanes

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