Posted: 3:24 AM The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: They don't control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.
Updated: 3:17 AM Islamist approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon vote that further inflames the conflict between the opposition and President Mohammed Morsi.
Updated: 2:24 PM Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own.
Posted: 9:31 AM A German lawmaker says Parliament is close to passing a law explicitly banning bestiality after animal rights groups and tabloid newspapers pushed for existing legislation to be clarified.
Posted: 8:27 AM An Egyptian court has convicted in absentia seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor and sentenced them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.
Posted: 9:19 PM Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief who has successfully fought a handful of accusations linked to his "libertine" lifestyle, will be learning whether charges for aggravated pimping will be dropped.
Posted: 9:35 AM WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has urged the European Union to reverse its decision not to launch an anti-trust probe of U.S. credit card companies after they blocked donations to the secret-spilling website.
Updated: 5:11 PM Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in downtown Rio de Janeiro for a march against legislation that officials here insist would strip the oil-producing state of much of its income from Brazil's energy sector.
Updated: 5:11 PM Fourteen people were killed and eight injured Monday when a fire broke out at a workshop for disabled people in Germany's Black Forest region, authorities said. Scores had to be rescued from the building as it quickly filled with smoke.