• Malala Yousafzai's book banned by private schools

    11/10/13 11:08 AM

    Officials say they have banned teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai's book from private schools across Pakistan, calling her a tool of the West.

  • NSA spying threatens to hamper U.S. foreign policy

    10/26/13 3:18 PM

    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are trying to quell international anger over classified disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, including allegations that the agency has been tapping up to 35 world leaders' cellphones.

  • Madeleine McCann disappearance timeline changed

    10/13/13 7:45 AM

    British police say the timeline and version of events surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has "significantly changed," allowing them to build their most detailed reconstruction of the case yet.

  • Kerry: terrorists can run, but can't hide

    10/6/13 12:00 PM

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that a pair of U.S. military raids against militants in north Africa sends the message that terrorists "can run but they can't hide."

  • Kenya mall attack victims named

    9/22/13 1:30 PM

    The attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya's capital has killed 59 people and wounded at least 175. The dead include Africans, Europeans, Asians and North Americans.

  • Pakistan suicide blast kills over 70

    9/22/13 9:40 AM

    A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 75 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country's Christian minority, officials said.

  • Kenya Red Cross: Dozens killed in upscale mall attack

    9/21/13 5:02 PM

    Kenya's president says that 39 people have been killed and more than 150 injured by armed terrorists who attacked an upscale mall in Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta says he lost "very close family members."

  • NATO: 3 troops killed in Afghan insider attack

    9/21/13 2:38 PM

    NATO says three international troops have been killed when an individual wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform shot them in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.

  • Pope Francis calls on church to change its focus

    9/20/13 5:58 PM

    In the six months since Pope Francis' installation, he has made breaking from tradition a common theme. But his latest comments are igniting a controversy over the very mission of the Catholic Church.

  • Syria attack: Russia doesn't share U.S. 'values' in Syria, Obama says

    9/15/13 9:47 AM

    President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world.

  • Syria attack: 'Common-sense' test holds Assad responsible

    9/8/13 7:35 PM

    A survey by The Associated Press shows that House members who are staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against Obama's plan for a military strike by more than a 6-1 margin. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote.

  • Syria attack: High-stakes week awaits Obama

    9/8/13 7:33 AM

    President Obama faces a high-stakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they should back him on a military strike against Syria.

  • Olympics 2020: Tokyo wins 2020 Olympics vote

    9/7/13 5:32 PM

    Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

  • Syria attack: Kerry pitches strike to House

    9/4/13 7:33 PM

    After defending the need for the use of force in Syria before the Senate Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Syria crisis: Obama seeking lawmakers' approval for Syria strike

    9/1/13 7:29 PM

    President Barack Obama says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force in Syria in response to the deadly chemical weapons attack on August 21. Sunday, many Members of Congress were reacting to the call.

  • Syria attack: Citing sarin use, U.S. seeks to bolster Syria case

    9/1/13 1:21 PM

    The Obama administration on Sunday confidently predicted congressional backing for limited military action in Syria and asserted that the Assad government used sarin gas in the deadly chemical attack.

  • Syria crisis: Pope announces day of fasting for peace

    9/1/13 12:35 PM

    Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement to the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace there on Sept. 7.

  • Syria attack: U.S. has evidence sarin gas was used, Kerry says

    9/1/13 9:51 AM

    Secretary of State John Kerry is asserting the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and says the "case is building" for a military attack.

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