12/24/2013 2:53amA group of rights lawyers and churchgoers supporting a jailed Chinese Christian pastor were attacked by hired thugs on Christmas Eve at his house in central China, his wife and a lawyer said.
12/24/2013 4:04amOvernight talks in Belfast failed to produce an agreement to resolve deep-seated divisions over parades and flags that triggered widespread rioting in Northern Ireland, though the U.S. mediator leading the discussions said Tuesday the process is not dead.
12/24/2013 4:32amA severe winter storm has caused major travel problems in Britain, leading to substantial delays Tuesday at London Gatwick Airport and on roads and rail lines at the height of the Christmas travel period.
12/24/2013 5:12amThe Malian Ministry of Defense says that the former head of the Islamic Police in the northern Malian city of Gao, who presided over a 10-month reign of terror, has been captured.
12/24/2013 6:16amBelgian pastor Andras Pandy, convicted of murdering his two wives, two sons and two of his adopted daughters, has died in prison, where he was spending a life term.
12/24/2013 6:43amBritain has tried to make good by one of its most famous sons, posthumously pardoning Alan Turing for a gay sex conviction which tarnished the brilliant career of the code breaker credited with helping win the war against Nazi Germany and laying the foundation for the computer age.
12/24/2013 6:51amBosnian Serb authorities postponed the planned destruction of a house where Serb soldiers burnt alive 53 Bosniak civilians at the start of Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
12/24/2013 6:58amGermany has seen a spike in far-right protests against refugees this year as the number of people seeking asylum in the country rose by two thirds.
12/24/2013 7:00amViolent winds have delayed international flights in and out of Paris and left a 12-year-old boy crushed to death beneath construction materials in Normandy.
12/24/2013 7:11amFor the second time in six months, a shortage of cash in one corner of China's banking industry has stirred anxiety in financial markets.
12/24/2013 7:59amThe United Nations says its staff have found a mass grave in South Sudan's oil rich Unity State.
12/24/2013 8:42amFor Champagne to become the tipple it is today _ popped at weddings, quaffed in casinos, sprayed by racing drivers and smashed against ships _ a few men had to die.
12/24/2013 8:46amThe Italian Foreign Ministry says it has dispatched an emissary to help the wife and young daughter of a Kazakh dissident return to Europe after they were improperly expelled from Italy.
12/24/2013 9:08amChristmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness.
12/24/2013 9:57amA severe winter storm caused major travel problems in parts of western Europe Tuesday, stranding passengers travelling for Christmas at Paris and London airports and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power.
12/24/2013 10:52amRomania's prime minister says that Britain should not expect "millions of Romanians" to arrive in the country after it lifts work restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians on Jan. 1
12/24/2013 12:33pmTwo fugitive alleged crime bosses have been jailed for life in Macedonia on charges of attempted murder and extortion, following a police crackdown on illegal gambling.
12/24/2013 1:29pmSpanish King Juan Carlos has used his annual Christmas address to the nation to express sympathy for millions of Spaniards who have lost their jobs amid the nation's economic crisis and have little relief in sight.
12/24/2013 4:26pmFive people in Canada are dead, likely from carbon monoxide poisoning, police said Tuesday, as tens of thousands remain without power in below-freezing weather after a weekend ice storm.
12/24/2013 4:54pmThousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear night.
12/24/2013 8:01pmU.N. investigators discovered a mass grave in a rebel-held city in South Sudan, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a possible opening occurred for negotiations to avert civil war in the world's newest country where ethnic violence has erupted.
12/24/2013 8:50pmA government monitoring body has cast serious doubts on Taiwan's ability to launch a credible all-volunteer military force, undermining a crucial plank in President Ma Ying-jeou's defense policy, and raising difficult questions about the island's ability to defend itself against any attack from China.
12/24/2013 8:55pmA court in northeastern China has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for trying to kill his baby daughter by inserting sewing needles into her body, state media reported Wednesday.
12/24/2013 11:33pmGay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground.