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Lebanese Stone UN Peacekeepers, Injure 14

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Villagers threw stones at U.N. peacekeeping troops in southern Lebanon Saturday, lightly injuring 14 soldiers, in an attempt to prevent an investigation near the site of a recent explosion, a spokeswoman said.

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China Says Police Killed 12 in Urumqi Rioting

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Chinese police killed 12 people during July 5 rioting in the western city of Urumqi, a senior official said - a rare acknowledgment by the government that security forces opened fire in the worst ethnic clashes to hit the region in decades.

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Negotiator: Zelaya's Side Accepts Honduran Plan

Posted: 07/18/2009 - A negotiator for ousted President Manuel Zelaya says his side has accepted in principle the points proposed by a mediator to end the Honduras coup crisis.

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AP Sources: Taliban Video Shows Captive US Soldier

Posted: 07/18/2009 - The American soldier who went missing June 30 from his base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed captured, appeared on a video posted Saturday to a web site by the Taliban, two U.S. defense officials confirmed.

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Obama Offers Support to Indonesia's President

Posted: 07/18/2009 - President Barack Obama has called Indonesia's leader to express support for the Indonesian government and people after suicide attacks at two hotels killed seven people.

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Woman Dies on Tour When Hit By Police Motorcycle

Posted: 07/18/2009 - A woman crossing the road during the Tour de France was killed Saturday when she was hit by a police motorcycle escorting riders. Two other fans were injured after the motorcycle skidded into them.

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168 Killed in Iran Plane Crash

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A Russian-made Iranian passenger plane carrying 168 people crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday, smashing into a field northwest of the capital and shattering into flaming pieces. All on board were killed in Iran's worst air disaster in six years, officials said.

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Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

Posted: 07/15/2009 - A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins, newspapers reported Wednesday.

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French Petrochemical Explosion Kills At Least 2

Posted: 07/15/2009 - An explosion Wednesday at a petrochemical plant in eastern France killed at least two people and injured at least five, leaving several people buried under the rubble, local officials said.

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2 French Security Advisers Seized at Somali Hotel

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Two French security advisers on a mission to train Somali forces were kidnapped Tuesday at a hotel where they had checked in as journalists, officials and witnesses said.

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Lithuania OKs Law to Keep Gay Info Away from Kids

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Lithuania's Parliament on Tuesday approved a censorship bill that aims to keep information about homosexuality away from children, angering gay rights activists who called the measure homophobic.

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Kenya Seizes Ivory, Rhino Horn Heading to Asia

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Kenya seized more than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of illegal ivory and black rhinoceros horn - some of it still bloody - on a cargo plane headed to Asia on Tuesday, wildlife officials said.

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Mars Flight Simulation Experiment Ends in Moscow

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Russian engineers broke a red wax seal and six men emerged from a metal hatch beaming and waving Tuesday after 105 days of isolation in a Soviet-era mock spacecraft testing the stresses space travelers may one day face on the journey to Mars.

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Bride's Bouquet Crashes Plane in Italy

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A romantic wedding in the Tuscan countryside ended with injuries after an attempt to launch the bride's bouquet from a plane brought down the tiny aircraft.

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Sarkozy Calls for High-Tech Military Spending

Posted: 07/14/2009 - President Nicolas Sarkozy opened the traditional Bastille Day military parade to Indian and German troops Tuesday, as France looks to expand its global military influence and strengthen strategic partnerships.

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China Warns of Reprisals in Algeria After Unrest

Posted: 07/14/2009 - China's embassy in Algeria has warned Chinese companies and workers to be on guard for attacks after an Islamist Web site called for retaliation for Beijing's response to unrest in its predominantly Muslim western province.

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Iran Hangs 13 Members of Rebel Sunni Muslim Group

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Iran hanged 13 members of a Sunni Muslim rebel group Tuesday convicted of bombings and killings in the country's restive southeast near the borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, the state news agency reported.

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Hand-in-Hand British Musician, Wife Commit Suicide

Posted: 07/14/2009 - He spent his life conducting world-renowned orchestras, but was almost blind and growing deaf - the music he loved increasingly out of reach. His wife of 54 years had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. So Edward and Joan Downes decided to die together.

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Helicopter Reported Shot Down in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A civilian helicopter ferrying humanitarian aid was shot down Tuesday in a southern Afghan province where fighting with the Taliban is raging, killing all six Ukrainian crew members and a child on the ground, officials said. Two U.S. Marines and an Italian soldier died in the latest clashes.

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Mexico Identifies 12 Slain as Federal Agents

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Twelve people tortured and killed in a cartel-plagued Mexican state were federal agents investigating organized crime, the government said Tuesday, marking one of the boldest attacks on federal forces since President Felipe Calderon launched his war on drugs.

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US General Says US Ready for NKorean Attack

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The top U.S. military commander in Korea said Tuesday that U.S. and South Korean forces are prepared for "anything North Korea can throw at us," regardless of the state of leader Kim Jong Il's health or of internal North Korean politics.

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