Posted: 08/03/2009 - A local south Sudanese official says gunmen have attacked a group of displaced people camping near a river close to the Ethiopian border, killing 185 of them.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - British police have been criticized for an exercise in which two female officers spent the day in full-body veils to learn about Islam.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - A European Union naval spokesman says Somali pirates have released a German vessel after a ransom was paid.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - Upscale grocery stores that were scheduled to close two days last week for inventory remained shuttered Monday - sparking rumors of food shortages because of the country's dire economic situation.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - The British government has refused to answer questions about whether its spies were complicit in the torture of terrorist suspects, and only an independent inquiry can clear the air and restore public confidence, a committee of lawmakers said Tuesday.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - Radio hosts hung their heads as their FM station was forced off the airwaves along with 33 other broadcasters targeted by President Hugo Chavez's government in what critics say is a campaign to muzzle his foes.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - Australian police launched a major anti-terrorism operation on Tuesday, arresting four men they said were part of a terrorist cell that was planning to launch a suicide attack on several Army bases in the country.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - Police raided a church service in western Mexico and arrested a man known as "The Truck" who is suspected of moving a half ton of crystal methamphetamine into the United States each month, federal officials said Monday.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - His opponents call it the "slow-motion coup."
Posted: 08/03/2009 - An outbreak of pneumonic plague in a remote farming town in northwestern China has killed a third person, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday, as authorities locked down the town and moved to disinfect the region.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - Five rockets slammed into Kabul at daybreak Tuesday in a rare attack on the Afghan capital less than three weeks before presidential elections, police and residents said.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - The U.S. National Earthquake Center says a strong earthquake has shaken Mexico's Gulf of California.
Posted: 08/03/2009 - A European Union naval spokesman says Somali pirates have received a ransom to release a German vessel they have been holding for more than three months.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Reeling from the worst attack ever aimed at homosexuals in Israel, members of the country's gay community and their supporters rallied Sunday in the heart of Tel Aviv a day after a masked gunman killed two people at a center for gay youth and escaped.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Strong winds fanned forest fires for a second day Sunday on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, and firefighters were forced to retreat as flames raged out of control near two towns.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - A court has sentenced 15 Colombian soldiers to as much as 30 years in prison for the slaying of two brothers falsely identified as guerrillas, the Attorney General's Office announced Sunday.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Government forces hunted on Sunday for surviving members of a radical Islamist sect after heavy fighting left at least 700 people dead and buildings and cars scorched.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - There is a very strong case for sending more U.K. soldiers to Afghanistan, British opposition leader David Cameron said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Divers have concluded a mission to retrieve 9.5 tons of unrefined gold and silver worth nearly $22 million from a shipwreck off southern Argentina.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Peruvian authorities say attackers believed to be Shining Path rebels killed three police officers and two women in an assault on a remote police post in a coca-growing region.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Russell Crowe's manager on Monday denied a newspaper report that the Oscar-winning Australian actor had been banned from a British pub near the set of his new film "Robin Hood."
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Weeping mourners have been paying their respects at the wake of former President Corazon Aquino, with some pledging to carry on her legacy by protecting the democracy she helped install 23 years ago.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber is being extradited to Germany, Canada's justice department has confirmed.
Posted: 08/02/2009 - Police say they have arrested a suspected car thief whom they caught napping at the wheel of a stolen car.