MUMBAI, India (AP) — A fatal gang rape in New Delhi didn’t deter Germans Carolina De Paolo and Canan Wahner from traveling to India for a six-week tour. The attack was awful, but there is crime everywhere, they
MCHINJI, Malawi (AP) — Hundreds of orphans welcomed Madonna and her children with song and dance on Wednesday during their visit to the orphanage where the pop star adopted one of her Malawian children.
Madonna said she was
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Elections in Zimbabwe are still months away, but already President Robert Mugabe’s party is intimidating its opponents and threatening violence, human rights and pro-democracy groups say.
Witnesses say Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party has begun deploying
LA PLATA, Argentina (AP) — At least 35 people were killed by flooding overnight in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, the governor said Wednesday, bringing the overall death toll from days of torrential rains to at least 41 and
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says an Egyptian court has ruled against the extradition to Libya of a former close aide of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, a relative of Gadhafi who for decades
LONDON (AP) — If you punch a punk in Manchester, it could be a hate crime.
Police in the English city announced Wednesday that they will begin recording offenses against members of alternative subcultures in the same way
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yikes! It seems “The Daily Show” and diplomacy don’t mix.
That’s the lesson the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is learning the hard way after being rebuked by both the Egyptian government and the State Department
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants threw a grenade at a vehicle carrying paramilitary security officers in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing three and wounding three others.
Police spokesman Imran Shaukat said the attack took place as the
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants launched several rockets into southern Israel and Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday in the heaviest exchange of fire between the sides since a cease-fire ended a major flare-up last
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear” weapons.
The Pentagon, meanwhile, said
GENEVA (AP) — A $2 billion cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has found the footprint of something that could be dark matter, the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius wants to train again and recently went back to visit his regular track in South Africa’s capital, the double-amputee athlete’s agent told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
There was still no decision on
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Barbed wire-topped walls stretch across the narrow, twisted streets of Nicosia’s walled medieval city, where abandoned buildings extend across a no-man’s land. On the other side, Turkish Cypriots have been watching with fascination —
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo negotiated Tuesday on one of the most important issues dividing them, as Serbia strains to meet conditions for eventual membership in the European Union.
Talks between the prime ministers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A foreign man and woman studying Portuguese in Brazil were held for hours while the woman was sexually assaulted aboard a public transport van they boarded over the weekend in Rio de Janeiro’s
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar said they were investigating the head of a mosque and a Muslim teacher for possible negligence after a pre-dawn fire swept a religious dormitory Tuesday, killing 13 children in a blaze
CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian militant group Hamas has confirmed the re-election of longtime leader Khaled Mashaal in a vote held in Cairo.
In a statement Tuesday, the group said the election came after voting by leaders from Gaza,
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Several dozen militants armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a power grid station in northwestern Pakistan before dawn Tuesday, killing seven people and taking four hostage, police said.
The attack on the
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese officials say the government has released seven political prisoners, including a female politician, under an amnesty declared by President Omar al-Bashir.
The official news agency says the prisoners were released Monday at midnight
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States and Russia should overcome their current cold spell by focusing on their common economic and security challenges, former diplomats to Moscow and Washington said Tuesday.
The ex-ambassadors, speaking at an event commemorating
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s military trade union says most of the 200 South African troops in the Central African Republic have been withdrawn from the country where 13 died as rebels ousted the president.
Pikkie Greeff of
BAGHDAD (AP) — A provincial official says gunmen attacked workers at a remote gas field near the Syria border, killing two men and kidnapping one.
Farhan Farhan, the mayor of the western city of Qaim, said on Tuesday
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian students angered by a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Cairo university stormed on Tuesday the offices of the country’s top Muslim cleric, who presides over the institution.
The Monday outbreak