'Joe the Plumber' Wins Ohio GOP Nod for Congress
Joe, real name Samuel Wurzelbacher, will face incumbent Marcy Kaptur in November. Kaptur defeated Rep. Dennis Kucinich in their Democratic Party primary Tuesday night.
Russian Markets Fall on Post-Election Fears
Russia's ruble-denominated Micex index dropped 3.9 percent, while the dollar-denominated RTS fell more than 4.3 percent a day after Monday's Putin bounce lifted both to record highs.
Dozens Buried Alive in Afghanistan Avalanche
As rescue teams frantically dug for survivors the death toll is expected to rise.
Australian Floods Leave More Than 13,000 Homeless
One of the worst affected areas was the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga, where 8,000 people were ordered to abandon their homes amid warnings flood waters were expected to breach an 11-meter levee, Reuters reported.
Secret Swedish Plan to Help Saudi's Build Missile Factory Uncovered
The report claimed the government set up a private company to keep the Swedish government at arm's length from any dealings with the Saudi authorities and to get around export restrictions.
Eurostar Power Outage Leaves Thousands Facing 'Hellish' Scenes
Passengers described hellish scenes at Paris' Gare Du Nord with some stuck on trains or waiting in stations for over nine hours.
West Offers to Resume Iran Nuke Talks; UN Gets Site Access
Iran on Tuesday said it will give U.N. weapons inspectors access to a secret military complex where it's believed work on a nuclear weapon may be taking place, as Western countries offered to resume talks with Tehran over its nuclear program.
Crowds in Russia Protest 'Skewed' Win By Putin
Thousands of protesters gathered in Moscow and other Russian cities to denounce what they considered an unfair electoral victory Sunday by Vladimir Putin, who will return to his country's presidency in May.
Syrian Refugees Pour Over Lebanese Border by The Thousands, UN Claims
The U.N. refugee agency said Monday as many as 2000 Syrians had crossed into Lebanon in the last two days, many carrying what few possessions they could.
Ex Iceland PM Haarde First World Leader in Court Over 2008 Financial Crisis
Geir Haarde presided over the Iceland's economic meltdown which saw the collapse its three main banks, its currency nosedive and soaring inflation, costing the country billions of dollars.
Tornado Toddler Angel Babcock Dies As 39 Others Killed in Midwest Storms
The 15-month-old girl from Indiana had been found alive in a field Friday after a tornado ripped through her family's mobile home, killing her parents and two siblings.
Vladimir Putin Talks Up His Support Days Before Presidential Election
The former KGB-man spoke of how he was favored by a majority of Russians, with recent polls putting his popularity at around 60 percent.
ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for Sudan Defense Minister for Crimes Against Humanity
The ICC want Hussein on 20 counts of crimes against humanity, including persecution and rape, and 21 counts or war crimes which include murder and attacks against a civilian population.
Serbia Declared EU Membership Candidate in Bid to Defuse Balkan 'Time Bomb'
The EU's decision was taken at a summit in Brussels late Thursday night, and launched the former pariah state on what will be a lengthy process towards full blown membership of the Union.
Red Cross Enters Homs; Syria Rebels Warn of 'Massacre'
Rebel fighters were finally driven out of the Baba-Amro district in Homs when forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad launched a final assault on the beleaguered city Thursday after a siege that had lasted 26 days. Meanwhile, Turkey's president said Russia and Iran will have little choice but to join diplomatic efforts toward Assad's ouster .
Russia, China Join U.N. Demands for Syria Access
Thursday's statement marks the first by the Security Council relating to Syria in seven months, after previous efforts were blocked by Russia and China.
USAF Chief Talks Up Attack on Iran Nuclear Sites
Military options tabled by the Joint Chiefs of Staff range from supplying the Israeli Air Force with tankers for mid-air refueling, to using the Air Force's 30,000 pound bunker-buster bombs to penetrate fortifications at Iran's Fordo uranium-enrichment facility.
Senegal: Wade to Battle Sall in Second Round of Presidential Bid
Elderly Wade, 85, gained 34.8 percent of the vote, failing to secure an outright majority in Sunday's presidential elections
Istanbul Motorcycle Bomb Injures 15 Policemen
The remote-controlled device exploded near the offices of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AK), wrecking a police bus and nearby vehicles.
Syrian Rebels Suffer Crippling Defeat as Assad Forces Take Homs
Almost all the fighters battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces withdrew from their stronghold in the Baba Amro district of the city, leaving behind comrades to cover their retreat.
US Homeland Security Monitored Occupy Wall Street, Documents Show
Occupy Wall Street drew a top U.S. security agency's scrutiny, Rolling Stone reported, as protesters across the country tried to revive the movement in a day of action against corporate greed.
Egypt Ends U.S. NGO Travel Ban
The activists are all accused of obtaining foreign funds without the proper approval of Egyptian authorities and carrying out political activities unrelated to their work.
Uganda Opens Third Camp to Hold Congolese Refugees
At least 100 people a day are now crossing the border, with up to 3,000 fleeing since elections in November.
Besieged: Who are the Journalists Stuck in Syria?
Among the victims of the Syrian uprising are a number of western journalists, the only independent witnesses remaining in the besieged city. Their plight was highlighted after the renowned war correspondent Marie Colvin, 56, and French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were both killed when a rocket hit their makeshift media center in the middle of Homs last week.
Syria Forces Threaten to 'Clean' Rebel City; Assad Branded War Criminal
A senior Tunisian official agreed to offer Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad asylum if he promised to step down. The overture presents a shred of hope that a peaceful end can be found for the nearly yearlong uprising against Assad's autocratic rule.
At Least 12 Dead after Northwest China Riots
Rioters armed with knives reportedly attacked victims near the city of Kashgar, killing 10, while police shot two of the attackers dead.
French Court Throws Out Armenian Genocide Law
The decision by France's Constitutional Council invalidates the law, which was due to be ratified by President Nicolas Sarkozy in February.
Shiites Shot Dead in Pakistan
The attack, which has been blamed on Islamist militant groups, occurred in the northern district of Kohistan, which neighbors a former Taliban stronghold in the Swat valley.
Iran Jailing Dissenters Ahead of Elections: Amnesty
According to the rights group, lawyers, teachers, students and journalists are all being arrested as the country prepares for elections on Friday.
Three Activists Die in Daring Mission to Smuggle Britsh Journalist Out of Syria
Photographer Paul Conroy, 47 -- the first foreign journalist to escape Syria -- was being carried by stretcher from Baba Amr to the Lebanese border when the party was shelled by government forces, according to the opposition group Local Coordination Committees (LCC).