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UK Parliament Hosts First Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: 03/27/2010 - Britain's Europe Minister Chris Bryant has taken part in Parliament's first gay marriage, celebrating a civil partnership ceremony at the historic venue.

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321 Civilians Killed in 2009 Massacre in Congo

Posted: 03/27/2010 - At least 321 civilians were killed in a previously unreported massacre in Congo in late 2009, while villagers that escaped their rebel captors were sent back with their lips and ears cut off as a warning to others of what would happen if they tried to talk, according to an investigation by a human rights group.

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US Says Missing Contractor in Iraq Returns

Posted: 03/27/2010 - The U.S. says an Iraqi-American contractor said to have been kidnapped in Baghdad in January by Shiite militiamen is back in American hands.

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6.2 Quake Hits Near Manila

Posted: 03/24/2010 - The Philippine seismology institute says a 6.2-magnitute earthquake has struck west of the capital, Manila.

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Fire in Old Calcutta Building Kills 6, Injures 20

Posted: 03/23/2010 - A fire raced through the upper floors of an old, six-story building in Calcutta on Tuesday, killing six people, including two who jumped to their deaths as onlookers began to crowd the area.

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8 Children Stabbed To Death At Chinese School

Posted: 03/23/2010 - A former medical worker allegedly stabbed to death eight young children and wounded five others Tuesday in a bloody rampage outside an elementary school in eastern China.

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Protection For 2 Shark Species Fails at UN Meeting

Posted: 03/23/2010 - Japan and China on Tuesday torpedoed proposals to protect hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks - heavily sought for their prized fins - in the latest victory of fishing interests over global conservation efforts.

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German 'Gang of Retirees' Sentenced In Kidnapping

Posted: 03/23/2010 - Three German retirees who lost $1.4 million in the financial crisis and kidnapped their American investment adviser in an attempt to recoup the money were convicted Tuesday, with their 74-year-old ringleader sentenced to six years in prison.

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Google's Action Angers China, Divides Web Users

Posted: 03/23/2010 - Google Inc.'s partial withdrawal from China brought condemnation and signs of pressure from the government Tuesday while leaving Chinese Web surfers to wonder whether the company's new offshore search engine site would be blocked by censors.

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US Navy Warns Al-Qaida Threatens Ships Off Yemen

Updated: 03/23/2010 - The U.S. Navy is warning of possible al-Qaida attacks against ships off the coast of Yemen, where an offshoot of the terrorist network has established a significant base of operations over the past year.

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Man Stabs, Kills 8 Children At Chinese School

Updated: 03/23/2010 - A former doctor armed with a large knife rampaged outside an elementary school in eastern China, stabbing eight young children to death and wounding five others Tuesday, a local official and a state news agency said.

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164 People Face Charges Over Massacres in Nigeria

Posted: 03/21/2010 - A Nigerian police spokesman says 164 people will be charged with a variety of offenses, including terrorism, for their suspected roles in the slaughter of more than 200 people in central Nigeria this month.

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One Snowmobiler Dead in Canadian Avalanche

Posted: 03/20/2010 - Rescue crews resumed their search Saturday in British Columbia's mountainous backcountry for any more victims after the region's second deadly avalanche hit in less than a week, killing one snowmobiler.

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Huge Sandstorm Covers Beijing, Turns Sky Orange

Posted: 03/20/2010 - Tons of sand turned Beijing's sky orange as the strongest sandstorm this year hit northern China, a gritty reminder that the country's expanding deserts have led to a sharp increase in the storms.

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Thousands Of BA Flights Canceled As Crew On Strike

Posted: 03/20/2010 - Retiree Richard Moore arrived at Heathrow with a suitcase of summer clothes for a Miami cruise only to be sent to Denver. Susan Danby wondered if plans for a joint 50th birthday celebration in Las Vegas would be a losing bet.

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South Africa Marks 50th Anniversary Of Massacre

Posted: 03/20/2010 - A half century ago, police officers massacred 69 black South Africans in the township of Sharpeville, where protesters had burned the passbooks that the white-led apartheid government required them to carry at all times.

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Power Cut To 60,000 As Cyclone Hits Australia

Posted: 03/20/2010 - About 60,000 homes are without power, trees and signs have blown over and boats have been smashed on the rocks after a massive storm blew across the coast of northeastern Australia.

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