08/29/2013 12:26amOn a dirt road passing through sparkling lakes and spruce woods in the wilds of northern Sweden, a woman belonging to Europe's only indigenous people _ the Sami _ chants a traditional, high-pitched tune.
08/29/2013 12:28amThe teenage son of a well-known Chinese military singer has pleaded not guilty to an alleged gang rape, in a case that has focused attention on what the public often sees as spoiled behavior among the children of the country's elite.
08/29/2013 12:39amA group of Israeli soldiers has danced up a storm of criticism after they were filmed boogying alongside Palestinians while on patrol in the West Bank.
08/29/2013 1:05amA New Zealand man pleaded guilty Thursday to running a $300 million Ponzi scheme, the country's largest ever.
08/29/2013 1:09amIndian intelligence agencies have arrested one of the leaders of a domestic terror group blamed for a series of bombings in the nation's cities, a top government official said Thursday.
08/29/2013 1:27amAir New Zealand said Thursday its annual profit more than doubled from the previous year and it is moving ahead with plans to buy 21 new planes.
08/29/2013 3:25amCo-operative Bank reported a net loss of 781.5 million pounds ($1.2 billion) for the first half versus a 45.3 million pounds loss a year earlier as it struggles to rectify problems arising from the financial crisis.
08/29/2013 4:48amU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syria that killed hundreds of people will report to him as soon as they leave the country Saturday.
08/29/2013 4:49amAn autopsy carried out by military authorities in Congo shows that Tjostolv Moland, a Norwegian citizen imprisoned in Congo since 2009, died by hanging himself.
08/29/2013 4:54amChancellor Angela Merkel's center-left challenger is pledging quick policy changes if elected next month, promising Thursday to introduce swiftly a national minimum wage and raise taxes for top earners as he seeks to reverse a daunting poll deficit.
08/29/2013 5:08amA Nigerian Federal court charged two Nigerians with providing support for acts of terrorism by an Iranian militant cell.
08/29/2013 6:34amU.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and urged Middle East nations to find a resolution to the crisis.
08/29/2013 6:35amFrench carmaker Renault has announced that its chief operating officer, Carlos Tavares, is unexpectedly stepping down to pursue personal projects.
08/29/2013 7:06amThe chairman of the Zurich Insurance Group abruptly resigned Thursday over the apparent suicide of its chief financial officer, claiming he wants to avoid damaging the company's reputation.
08/29/2013 7:21amPope Francis and Jordan's king stressed Thursday that dialogue and negotiations are the only way for ending Syria's civil war, the Vatican said.
08/29/2013 7:52amThe driver of a bus traveling on a dark, country road in Kenya lost control of the vehicle early Thursday and it plunged into a valley, shearing the roof off as it rolled and killing at least 41 people, officials said.
08/29/2013 8:22amItalian director Emma Dante says her debut film "A Street in Palermo," a modern-day Sicilian twist on a Western duel, is a story of gridlock which "shows where we are today."
08/29/2013 9:53amU.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull has returned to Polish authorities a prisoner's cap from the Nazi death camp of Majdanek that was spotted in an online auction site in the United States, priced at $1,750.
08/29/2013 10:13amThe largest global tourism summit organized by the United Nations ended Thursday with officials defending Zimbabwe's role as co-host after years of abuses of human and democratic rights in the southern African nation.
08/29/2013 10:51amAfter completing high school in June, 20-year-old Lawrence Bondo spent six weeks working with a private tutor to prepare for the University of Liberia's entrance exam, focusing on the geometry he found so difficult.
08/29/2013 11:07amA rebound in North America and surging sales in emerging markets pushed French cosmetics giant L'Oreal's profit up 5 percent in the first half of the year.
08/29/2013 11:14amTwo high-ranking Lithuanian diplomats were fired Thursday after their telephone conversations criticizing the president and insulting the countries where they served were secretly recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
08/29/2013 11:28amThe torrential rains started to fall when Ichaka Sacko was still at work, selling clothes at a bustling market in Mali's capital. He rushed home early, feeling ill at ease.
08/29/2013 12:07pmSierra Leone says a man who has been charged in the U.S. with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran is in fact not a citizen of the West African country and was traveling on a fake passport.
08/29/2013 12:13pmGhana's supreme court has upheld the results of the last presidential election following an opposition challenge.
08/29/2013 1:01pmIran's state TV is reporting the country has appointed its first ever Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
08/29/2013 1:15pmFor more than a generation, Iranian papers have regularly posted the announcements: Another veteran from the 1980s war with Iraq has died of complications blamed on exposure to chemical weapons from Saddam Hussein's arsenal. Each one is buried with a hero's honors.
08/29/2013 1:20pmA conservative Colombian presidential hopeful has surrendered to authorities after the Supreme Court ordered him arrested for allegedly benefiting politically from collusion with illegal far-right militias.
08/29/2013 2:00pmA former Iowa slaughterhouse manager has admitted to conspiring to harbor and recruit immigrants who entered the country illegally and then fleeing to Israel after the plant was raided in 2008, according to a plea agreement filed Thursday.
08/29/2013 2:35pmA conservative Colombian presidential hopeful has surrendered to authorities after the Supreme Court ordered him arrested for allegedly benefiting politically from collusion with illegal far-right militias.
08/29/2013 2:38pmTeachers' protests that have snarled traffic, blocked government buildings and caused the cancellation of sports events in Mexico City have prompted President Enrique Pena Nieto to change the date of his state-of-the-union address.
08/29/2013 2:46pmA Mexican judge sprang from his chair to push and punch two fellow justices during a court session, adding to a string of embarrassments for Mexico's scandal-plagued judicial system.
08/29/2013 3:12pmThe Hungarian government said Thursday it is proposing new amendments to the country's constitution to avoid giving critics further grounds for criticism.
08/29/2013 3:39pmAuthorities in the Dominican Republic are checking the water in a city in the south of the Caribbean country after a sharp rise in cholera in recent days.
08/29/2013 7:40pmA Chevron Corp. executive says the oil giant is facing risks in its joint venture with Argentina's state-controlled oil company YPF, but considers that worth it for the chance to exploit a huge shale deposit in Patagonia.
08/29/2013 8:47pmBritish Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes Thursday, a stunning defeat that will almost guarantee that Britain plays no direct role in any U.S. attack on Bashar Assad's government.
08/29/2013 10:54pmThree people in Taiwan perished as a result of heavy rains spawned by a destructive tropical storm, the government said Friday.
08/29/2013 11:36pmIn this picturesque coastal city fiercely loyal to President Bashar Assad, beaches are dotted with swimmers, cafes are filled with Syrians smoking water pipes, and restaurant bars are packed with late night revelers, seemingly oblivious to the civil war raging in the rest of the country.