Posted: 12:32 PM The world's happiest people aren't in Qatar, the richest country by most measures. They aren't in Japan, the nation with the highest life expectancy. Canada, with its chart-topping percentage of college graduates, doesn't make the top 10.
Posted: 6:24 AM The European Union's health chief is calling for bigger warnings covering cigarette packs and bans on certain flavorings like menthol, strawberry and vanilla, which can draw youngsters to smoking.
Posted: 6:15 AM French judges decided Wednesday not to drop pimping charges against the former International Monetary Fund chief, according to his lawyers, who had sought to have the case thrown out. They quickly vowed to appeal.
Posted: 4:34 AM The hours-long gang-rape and near-fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country Wednesday as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women.
Posted: 3:27 AM The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya will explain their findings to Congress on Wednesday.
Posted: 9:51 AM Officials confirm that a rebel coalition has taken two more towns in the north of the Central African Republic, including the mining hub of Bria, bringing to five the number of towns the nascent rebellion has seized in two weeks.
Posted: 6:25 AM Russia's parliament is preparing to debate a measure that would ban adoption of Russian children by Americans, raising the stakes in a dispute with Washington over human rights legislation.
Posted: 3:19 PM An inquiry into Canada's worst serial killing case concludes that systemic bias against poor, drug-addicted sex workers targeted by convicted killer Robert Pickton led to the failure of police to stop him.
Posted: 4:46 AM A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region near the Afghan border Monday, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40 others, officials said.
Posted: 5:38 PM A half-day before a young gunman committed one of the deadliest school attacks in U.S. history, a Chinese farmer took a kitchen knife and hacked at more than 20 children as they entered their rural elementary school.