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Lebanon TV Stations Scrap Controversial TV Show

Posted: 08/14/2010 - Two Shiite Muslim television stations in Lebanon canceled a controversial program about Jesus on Friday, saying they do not want to stir up sectarian conflict in the country.

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Europe Right-Wingers at Controversial Japan Shrine

Posted: 08/14/2010 - French nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen and other European right-wing politicians paid a visit Saturday to a Japanese shrine that has drawn outrage for honoring war criminals.

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Tamils Cram on Ship, Seeking Asylum in Canada

Posted: 08/14/2010 - At sea for three crowded and grueling months, hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers from war-ravaged Sri Lanka sought refuge in Canada on Friday when their rusty, ramshackle cargo ship finally edged just after sunrise into the shelter of a naval port.

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Serial Stabbing Suspect May Have Stabbed in Israel

Posted: 08/14/2010 - A man accused of going on a stabbing spree across three U.S. states and who was once suspected in a stabbing near his hometown in Israel has baffled profilers, who say murder does not appear to have been his goal.

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Cholera Confirmed in Pakistan Flood Disaster

Posted: 08/14/2010 - A case of the deadly, waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect there to be more, the U.N. said Saturday. The discovery came as new flood surges hit the south and the prime minister said 20 million people had been left homeless by the deluge.

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Governor: Violence Paralyzes Mexico Border Areas

Posted: 08/12/2010 - Some areas of Mexico along the U.S. border have been paralyzed economically by drug violence, and the governor of the border state of Tamaulipas said Thursday the federal government should send relief funds.

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Cuba Cuts US Food Imports 28% in Early '09

Posted: 08/12/2010 - HAVANA – Cash-strapped Cuba has continued to slash agricultural purchases from the U.S. even as a key bill that would ease Washington's Cuban travel ban and make it easier to sell more food to the island works its way through Congress, according to a report released Thursday.

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New Rain Piles on Misery for China Flood Victims

Posted: 08/12/2010 - New landslides killed 14 peope in China's remote northwest as relentless downpours threatened to trigger more slides and made rescue work nearly impossible Friday in a region where more than a 1,000 people have been killed.

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Magnitude-6.9 Quake Shakes Ecuador

Updated: 08/12/2010 - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake has shaken the South American nation of Ecuador, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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14 Kayakers Missing In Greenland After Storm

Updated: 08/11/2010 - Rescuers have launched a search for 14 tourists missing after being caught in a storm while kayaking in eastern Greenland. The Danish navy said Wednesday it has sent a ship to the area, and rescuers are also searching the Arctic wilderness by plane and helicopter.

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UNICEF: 155 Die In Cameroon Cholera Outbreak

Updated: 08/11/2010 - The U.N. children's fund says it's urgently sending medical supplies to thousands of people affected by Cameroon's worst cholera outbreak since 2004.

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China Landslide Toll Rises to 700

Posted: 08/10/2010 - The death toll from landslides in northwestern China more than doubled to 702 Tuesday, as rescue crews in three Asian countries struggled to reach survivors from flooding that has imperiled millions.

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Mexican President Open to Change in Drug Policy

Posted: 08/10/2010 - President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday he is willing to change Mexico's drug-war strategy and promised a new offensive against money laundering after hearing blistering criticism from opposition leaders.

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SKorea Red Cross Urges NKorea to Free Fishermen

Posted: 08/10/2010 - South Korea's Red Cross pressed North Korea on Wednesday to release a boat and its seven-man crew seized off the east coast last weekend while Seoul was carrying out large-scale, anti-submarine naval drills.

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WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic is Over

Updated: 08/10/2010 - The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines.

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Small Tsunami Generated After Vanuatu Earthquake

Posted: 08/10/2010 - Panicked residents of Vanuatu raced for higher ground after a powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation and generated a small tsunami on Tuesday.

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Canada Briefed About Migrant Ship

Posted: 08/09/2010 - Canada's top security official said Monday he was getting regular briefings on a ship of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka that could be carrying terrorists.

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Guinea Election Set For September

Posted: 08/09/2010 - A government spokesman announced that the second round of Guinea's presidential election will be held on Sept. 19.

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Mexicans, US Question Drug Legalization Proposal

Posted: 08/09/2010 - A former Mexican president's proposal to legalize drugs as a way of breaking the economic power of drug cartels is stoking debate inside his country and bringing opposition in Washington.

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