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Deadly Missile Attack in Pakistan

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. missile attack has killed at least four people in a stronghold of the Taliban and al-Qaida near the Afghan border.

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Congress Party Leading India Elections

Updated: 05/15/2009 - India's governing Congress party was headed to a resounding victory Saturday in the monthlong national elections, media reports said, setting off celebrations and claims of success by party leaders.

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Algerian Guantanamo Detainee Arrives In France

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was at the center of a Supreme Court battle over inmates' rights arrived Friday in France, which agreed to take in the Algerian in a gesture to the Obama administration.

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Britain Rocked By Parliamentary Expenses Scandal

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Britain has seen its share of sex and sleaze scandals over the years, but few have tarnished all three of the country's main political parties in a single stroke.

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Syria: Israeli Government Not A Good Peace Partner

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Syria's president said Friday that his country is interested in resuming indirect peace talks with Israel but does not believe the new Israeli government makes a good negotiating partner.

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Mexico Drug War: Killings Of Americans In Tijuana Sows Fear

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The slayings of four young Americans in Tijuana sowed fear in Southern California on Friday as Mexican prosecutors tried to determine whether the youths were involved in the country's violent drug trade or innocent victims of a brutal crime.

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Prison Attacked in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Insurgents attacked a prison in eastern Afghanistan before dawn Friday, sparking a gunbattle with guards during which one prisoner was killed and another escaped, police said.

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Netanyahu Urges Pope To Condemn Iranian Threats

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to Pope Benedict XVI to "make his voice heard loud" against Iran's call for the destruction of the Jewish state. But his focus on Iran did not mask a key difference with the pontiff over whether Palestinians deserve a state of their own.

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Brazilian Testifies To Dismembering British Teen

Posted: 05/14/2009 - A young Brazilian man calmly testified Thursday that he stabbed a British teenager to death and dismembered her last year after they argued about his heavy drug use and his refusal to give her money.

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NKorea To Put US Reporters On Trial In Early June

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Two U.S. journalists arrested near North Korea's border with China on accusations of illegal entry and "hostile acts" will be tried by Pyongyang in early June, state media said.

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Photographer Who Took Famous Saigon Photo Dies

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Dutch photographer Hugh Van Es, who covered the Vietnam War and recorded the most famous image of the fall of Saigon in 1975, has died in Hong Kong.

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Castro Defends Cuba's Response To Flu Outbreak

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Fidel Castro defended Havana's response to the swine flu outbreak, including suspension of direct flights with Mexico, saying Thursday that Cuba is especially vulnerable to an epidemic because the U.S. embargo prevents it from buying medicine and diagnostic equipment.

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Bolivia: Peru Ties 'At Risk' Over Refugee Decision

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Bolivia's president says relations with Peru are at "high risk" after the neighboring nation gave refuge to two more former Bolivian officials accused in the 2003 army killings of dozens of protesters.

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Spokesman: Trial Imminent For Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be put on trial Thursday in connection with the intrusion of an American who sneaked uninvited into her compound, a spokesman for her party said.

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Group Says 3 More Birds Close To Extinction

Posted: 05/13/2009 - An Ethiopian lark, a Galapagos finch and a spectacularly colored hummingbird only recently discovered in Colombia have been added to the list of the world's most threatened species, an environmental group said Thursday.

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Six Dead in Suicide Attack

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A suicide bomb attack killed six civilians Wednesday outside a U.S. military base in the same part of eastern Afghanistan where militants tried to storm government buildings the day before, police said.

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Pakistan Commandos Dropped Into Taliban Stronghold

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Helicopters dropped Pakistani commandos into a Taliban stronghold in the Swat Valley on Tuesday, pressing ahead with an offensive the army said had killed more than 750 militants and driven around 800,000 people from their homes.

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Peru Gives Refuge To 2 Officials Sought By Bolivia

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Peru gave refuge to two more former Bolivian government ministers who fled genocide charges for the 2003 army killings of dozens of protesters, Peru's foreign minister said Tuesday.

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Brazil Floods Ease, But 267K Still Homeless

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Thousands of Brazilians returned home Tuesday following devastating floods but water kept on rising in some places and civil defense officials used helicopters, trucks and boats to deliver aid to victims in isolated communities.

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Guatemala Asks For UN Probe Into Lawyer Killing

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A slain man's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that President Alvaro Colom ordered his murder threw Guatemala into an uproar Tuesday and prompted government calls for a U.N. agency and the FBI to investigate the killing.

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UK Opposition Lawmakers To Repay Expenses

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Britain's primary opposition leader banned members of his party Tuesday from filing expense claims for food and household items amid public outrage after lawmakers sought reimbursements for items such as swimming pool construction and tennis court upkeep.

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Deaths Reported in Missile Strike

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least six people near Afghan border.

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