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Nigerian Militants: UK Hostage Freed

Posted: 04/19/2009 - A British hostage who was captured more than seven months ago by Nigeria's main militant group was freed on Sunday, a senior military official said.

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Coast Guard Rescues 3 Trapped on Drifting Boat

Posted: 04/19/2009 - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a drifting pleasure boat that had lost power in choppy waters southwest of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Germany Joins Boycotters of UN Racism Meeting

Posted: 04/19/2009 - Germany's government says the country will boycott this week's U.N. racism conference out of concern that it could be "abused as a platform for other interests."

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Gunmen Kidnap 2 Aid Workers in Somalia

Posted: 04/19/2009 - About 25 masked gunmen armed with machine guns kidnapped two foreign aid workers in central Somalia on Sunday, an aid worker and a witness said

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US to Boycott UN Racism Meeting

Posted: 04/18/2009 - The State Department says the Obama administration will boycott a U.N. racism conference next week over objectional language in the meeting's final document.

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Top ETA Leader Reported Arrested in France

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Officials say that three suspected members of the Basque separatist organization ETA have been arrested in southern France, and an official of Spain's Interior Ministry says that one is considered to be the organization's current military leader.

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Pirates Seize Belgian Ship; NATO Frees 20 Hostages

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Somali pirates attacked two ships off the Horn of Africa on Saturday, capturing a Belgian dredger and its 10-man crew. NATO forces intervened in the other assault, chasing the pirates down and freeing 20 fisherman on a Yemeni dhow

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Iraqi Forces Conduct Seep in Fallujah

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Iraqi forces launched raids Saturday into an industrial zone in Fallujah where authorities fear Sunni insurgents could be seeking to regain footholds in areas they once controlled.

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Mudslide Hits Peru

Posted: 04/17/2009 - Peruvian officials say 13 farmers escaped unharmed from a mudslide in rural Peru, leaving just one person unaccounted for.

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Fatal Mexico Bus Crash

Posted: 04/17/2009 - Mexican police say two buses collided head-on in the southern state of Chiapas, killing at least 19 people.

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North Korea Angry Over U.S. Response to Rocket Launch

Posted: 04/17/2009 - U.S. monitors of North Korea's nuclear program left the communist nation after the regime ordered them out and vowed to restart its reactor in anger over U.N. criticism of its recent rocket launch.

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Obama, Chavez Shake Hands

Posted: 04/17/2009 - Presidents Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's socialist leader, met Friday and shook hands on the sidelines of a summit of their hemisphere's democracies.

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Deadly Blast in China

Posted: 04/17/2009 - A warehouse explosion killed 18 people and injured six at a coal mine in central China, state television said Saturday.

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No Major Damage in Chili Quake

Posted: 04/16/2009 - A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Chile late Thursday, but authorities reported there were no victims or damage.

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President Obama Meets With Mexico President

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Confronting a Mexican drug war that is "sowing chaos in our communities," President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will not seek renewal of a U.S. assault weapons ban but instead will step up enforcement of laws banning the transfer of such guns across the border.

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Drive-By Attack Over "Shirt" Protest

Posted: 04/16/2009 - The founder of Thailand's "yellow shirt" protest movement that shut down Bangkok airports last year was shot and wounded in a drive-by attack Friday, just days after troops cracked down on rioting protesters from the rival, anti-government "red shirt" group.

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Killer Quake Rocks Afghanistan

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Two earthquakes shook eastern Afghanistan early Friday, killing at least 19 people and destroying dozens of homes, officials said.

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Iraq Study: Executions Are Leading Cause Of Death

Posted: 04/15/2009 - Execution-style killings, not headline-grabbing bombings, have been the leading cause of death among civilians in the Iraq war, a study released Wednesday shows.

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Egypt To Search 3 Sites For Cleopatra's Tomb

Posted: 04/15/2009 - Archaeologists will begin excavating sites in Egypt next week in an attempt to solve a mystery that has stymied historians for hundreds of years: Where is the final resting place of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony?

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Somali Pirates Hold Many Hostages For Months

Posted: 04/15/2009 - For 23 Phillipine hostages being held by Somalian pirates, a military rescue like the one that freed American Capt. Richard Phillips is unlikely.

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Mauritania Coup Leader Cedes Power To Seek Office

Posted: 04/15/2009 - The leader of a coup that ousted Mauritania's elected government gave up power Wednesday, freeing him to seek the presidency in balloting aimed at returning civilian rule.

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Most-Wanted Colombia Drug Lord Caught 'Like A Dog'

Posted: 04/15/2009 - Colombia's most wanted drug lord was cowering like a dog under a palm tree when he was captured Wednesday in a jungle raid involving hundreds of police officers, the defense minister said.

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Somali Pirates On Hijack Spree Since Weekend

Posted: 04/14/2009 - Somali pirates were back to business as usual Tuesday, defiantly seizing four more ships with 60 hostages after U.S. sharpshooters rescued an American freighter captain. "No one can deter us," one bandit boasted.

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Kerry: Pakistan Needs More Urgency In Terror Fight

Posted: 04/14/2009 - A top U.S. senator on Tuesday urged Pakistan to "ratchet up" its sense of urgency in battling the spreading militancy in its northwest, even as the government defended a deal to impose Islamic law in a swath of the region to achieve peace with the Taliban.

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