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Romanian Designer Creates Skyscraper Sandal

Posted: 05/06/2010 - A designer known as Romania's "shoe architect" has come out with a new pair of sandals that increase a woman's height by 12 inches (31 centimeters).

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Grenadian Accused of Beheading 2 Men Denied Bail

Posted: 05/06/2010 - A man who allegedly carried two severed human heads into a police station was denied bail on Thursday after a large crowd gathered outside a courthouse and hurled insults at him.

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Pakistani Accused in Mumbai Attacks Gets Death

Posted: 05/06/2010 - An Indian court sentenced the only surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks to death Thursday, a punishment officials hoped would send a message to archrival Pakistan to stop future violence as fears about the global reach of militancy based on its soil grow.

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Swiss Question Need For Army Defense Capability

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Switzerland's army should stop preparing for a foreign attack and concentrate on security operations inside the country, according to a leaked government discussion paper published online Thursday.

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Goodluck Jonathan Sworn In As Nigeria's President

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Oil-rich Nigeria's acting leader Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as president of Africa's most populous nation, as officials buried the flag-draped corpse of his Muslim predecessor before sundown.

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Mexican Women's Activists Call for Cancun Boycott

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Women's rights activists called on tourists Thursday to boycott the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, saying authorities there failed to protect the rights of an 11-year-old rape victim who is carrying the baby to term.

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'Massive' Ash Cloud Closing Western Irish Airports

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Iceland's volcano has produced a 1,000-mile-wide (1,600 kilometer-wide) ash cloud off the west coast of Ireland that will force western Irish airports to shut down again Friday, the Irish Aviation Authority announced.

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Clashes at New Mass Protest in Greece Against Cuts

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Protesters have clashed with police outside Greece's Parliament after lawmakers passed a new austerity bill that will secure vital loan aid for near-bankrupt Greece.

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2 Australian Workmen Flee Excavation Bungle

Posted: 05/05/2010 - Two workmen who excavated the wrong front yard in Australia's eastern city of Brisbane fled after realizing their error, the home owner said on Thursday.

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Nigeria President Yar'Adua Dies After Long Illness

Posted: 05/05/2010 - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, long plagued by poor health, has died at age 58, almost three months after his vice president assumed control of Africa's most populous nation, Yar'Adua's spokesman said.

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Japan Reactor Reopens After 1995 Accident

Posted: 05/05/2010 - Japan restarted a costly fast-breeder nuclear reactor Thursday for the first time since it was shut down 14 years because of a major accident and cover-up.

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3 Dead In Fire At Greek Bank During Athens Riots

Updated: 05/05/2010 - Three people died when an Athens bank went up in flames Wednesday as tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest harsh spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy.

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Another Attack Hurts Children in China

Posted: 04/29/2010 - A farmer attacked and injured five kindergarten students with a hammer in eastern China before burning himself to death Friday in the latest in a string of horrific assaults on children at Chinese schools, state media reported.

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Russia Posts Katyn Massacre Documents on Internet

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Russia's state archives posted documents on the Internet for the first time Wednesday about the Soviet Union's World War II massacre of more than 20,000 Polish officers and other prominent citizens.

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2 Dead in Attack on Rights Caravan in South Mexico

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Gunmen ambushed a caravan of rights observers and leftist political activists in a remote, restive area of southern Mexico, killing a Finnish man and a Mexican woman, and dozens from the group remained missing, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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South Korea Bids Final Farewell to 46 Navy Sailors

Posted: 04/28/2010 - South Korea honored 46 sailors Thursday with a tearful military funeral a month after a blast sank their warship, and officials vowed retaliation for those responsible as speculation mounted that North Korea may have torpedoed the vessel.

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Man Stabs 28 Children at Kindergarten in China

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A knife-wielding man wounded 28 children and three adults Thursday at a kindergarten in eastern Jiangsu province, the second such violent assault at a Chinese school in two days.

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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Takes to Twitter

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Hugo Chavez is starting to use Twitter to counter his opponents online, forcing a president who often talks for hours to sum up each thought in 140 characters or less.

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Europe Debt Crisis Spreads to Portugal

Posted: 04/27/2010 - Greece was pushed to the brink of a financial abyss and started dragging another eurozone country - Portugal - down with it Tuesday, fueling fears of a continent-wide debt meltdown.

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