04/01/2014 1:12amA hard-line Israeli Cabinet minister says convicted spy Jonathan Pollard opposes being freed from a U.S. jail in exchange for Palestinians prisoners.
04/01/2014 2:10amCroatia's anti-graft authorities have charged the chairman of Hungary's MOL energy group with bribing a former Croatian prime minister.
04/01/2014 2:10amInspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing, China's Defense Ministry said Tuesday, a sign that a widening anti-graft campaign that is turning to the sprawling 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army.
04/01/2014 2:20amTwo Tunisian police officers were convicted of raping a young woman and sentenced to seven years in prison in a case that drew widespread protests after the victim was initially accused of immoral behavior. A third officer received a two-year sentence for extorting money from the woman's fiance.
04/01/2014 3:01amLebanon's state-run news agency says the army has stepped up operations in the northern city of Tripoli to try to halt clashes linked to Syria's civil war.
04/01/2014 4:30amFor the first time since Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, authorities are allowing residents to return to live in their homes within a tiny part of a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant.
04/01/2014 4:41amMethamphetamine is the drug of choice in Asia but new synthetic drugs have found their way in the region, with authorities always playing catch up with traffickers, international drug enforcers said Tuesday.
04/01/2014 4:51amGermany's foreign minister renewed a push for internationally backed direct talks between Russia and Ukraine as he consulted with his French and Polish counterparts Tuesday.
04/01/2014 4:51amChina has pressured Nepal to impose tough controls on thousands of Tibetan refugees, including arbitrary detention, excessive use of force and intrusive surveillance, an international human rights group said Tuesday.
04/01/2014 5:11amInternational relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty camps will be at even greater risk.
04/01/2014 5:51amGunmen killed one person and wounded four others in an attack Tuesday on anti-government protesters, in the latest violence in Thailand's long political crisis, authorities said.
04/01/2014 6:20amA Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.
04/01/2014 6:50amIllegal Chinese logging and demand for monkey bones are threatening a rare monkey species in northern Myanmar, a conservation group said Tuesday.
04/01/2014 6:50amSecurity officials say fighting in western Yemen has killed three soldiers and two al-Qaida militants.
04/01/2014 7:40amLebanon's parliament has approved a much-anticipated law that protects women against domestic violence after a yearslong campaign by women's rights activists and the recent slaying of four women.
04/01/2014 8:40amA new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated this weekend in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital.
04/01/2014 8:40amPolice on Tuesday used water cannons to break up a protest by hundreds of people who had gathered outside Turkey's Supreme Election Council building in support of the country's main opposition party, which is challenging local election results in the capital Ankara.
04/01/2014 8:40amEight Greek prison guards were charged Tuesday with torturing to death an Albanian convict accused of fatally stabbing a guard in another jail after being refused temporary release to visit his critically ill mother.
04/01/2014 8:50amRomania's president says the United States has asked to increase the number of troops and aircraft it has stationed at a Black Sea air base in eastern Romania.
04/01/2014 9:21amPolice say a Lufthansa plane was diverted after a passenger being deported from Germany threatened the cabin crew with a broken razor blade.
04/01/2014 10:01amVandals scrawled hate graffiti on a Catholic monastery in central Israel and slashed the tires of nearby cars weeks before Pope Francis visits the Holy land, Israeli police said Tuesday.
04/01/2014 10:11amFrance's new prime minister, the popular and pugnacious Manuel Valls, took office Tuesday and is diving straight into a huge and thankless challenge: bringing back jobs, investors and hope to Europe's second-biggest economy.
04/01/2014 10:21amNATO foreign ministers order end to civilian, military cooperation with Russia.
04/01/2014 10:47amAn outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in west Africa has spread to Guinea's capital and beyond its borders in an "an unprecedented epidemic," a leading aid agency reported Monday.
04/01/2014 11:02amA pathologist will likely testify first when Oscar Pistorius' defense team starts calling witnesses at his murder trial next week, the double-amputee athlete's lawyer said Tuesday.
04/01/2014 11:02amAfghans lined up by the hundreds Tuesday up in a last-minute rush to register for voting cards, a sign that interest in national elections is high despite fears of violence.
04/01/2014 12:20pmThousands of migrants detained in Greece for lacking the correct paperwork, including some asylum seekers and teenagers, are held in often appalling conditions without access to basic hygiene and regular medical care, according to a medical aid group which accused the Greek state of causing "unnecessary suffering and harm."
04/01/2014 12:31pmUS official says Secretary of State Kerry cancels plan to return to Mideast on Wednesday.
04/01/2014 12:41pmTanks headed north into Ukraine this week from Russian-controlled Crimea. Not at the head of an invading army, but on a trainload of military equipment in such poor shape that Moscow had no use for it.
04/01/2014 12:41pmIsrael's Antiquities Authority has unveiled a monastery dating back some 1,400 years in the south of the country with impressive mosaic floors that shed light on life in the region during the Byzantine period.
04/01/2014 12:51pmKerry: 'completely premature' to write off Israeli-Palestinian peace process now.
04/01/2014 12:51pmCampaigning officially kicked off Tuesday for Iraq's first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country more than two years ago, with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seeking a new term at a time of escalating sectarian violence.
04/01/2014 1:01pmThe jailed leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood scoffed at the series of mass tribunals against his group and demanded judges not let the courts be politicized, speaking from his defendants cage Tuesday at the stormy opening of a new trial of him and 50 others.
04/01/2014 1:01pmMultiple explosions blasted near an oil depot outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday and the military said soldiers blew up three vehicles laden with explosives.
04/01/2014 1:02pmBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff has issued a defense of a Brazilian journalist who says she has received rape threats after launching a campaign against rape on her Facebook page.
04/01/2014 1:21pmU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says it is "completely premature" to write off the Israeli-Palestinian peace process even as negotiations were dealt a blow by a speech in which the Palestinian leader said he would press for U.N. recognition over Israel's strong objections.
04/01/2014 1:51pmMaintenance teams were evaluating a JetBlue plane at a Jamaican airport on Tuesday, a day after the Florida-bound jetliner was forced to return to the island because the flight crew smelled smoke minutes after takeoff.
04/01/2014 3:12pmThe ex-wife of imprisoned Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard on Tuesday implored the Israeli government to secure his release, saying her former husband's health could be in danger if he remains behind bars much longer.
04/01/2014 3:21pmBrazil's defense minister has agreed to investigate military facilities where human rights abuses are believed to have been committed during the country's 21-year dictatorship, the National Truth Commission said Tuesday.
04/01/2014 3:22pmA radical Islamic leader who had been sanctioned by the United States and the United Nations for supporting an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group was assassinated late Tuesday, his lawyer and officials said.
04/01/2014 3:31pmProsecutors in southern Mexico have filed a criminal complaint alleging railway companies or their employees have been complicit in crimes committed against migrants who ride their trains.
04/01/2014 4:01pmThe U.S. is likely to move a warship into the Black Sea and send a small team of soldiers to Europe as part of NATO's effort to bolster allies in Eastern Europe who are worried about Russia's military annexation of Crimea. That from a senior defense official.
04/01/2014 4:21pmMexican officials said Tuesday that one of the two remaining top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed when he refused to surrender and opened fire on marines.
04/01/2014 4:51pmA mob's killing of a man who stole a purse in Argentina has been followed by a string of similar attacks as people take justice into their own hands.
04/01/2014 5:01pmAuthorities in Puerto Rico have filed 49 counts of sex crime charges against a man accused of sexually abusing his two stepdaughters and two of their friends for more than a decade.
04/01/2014 5:10pmIn a surprise move that could derail U.S. peace efforts, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday resumed a campaign for further international recognition of a state of Palestine, despite a previous promise to suspend such efforts during nine months of negotiations with Israel.
04/01/2014 6:01pmThe death toll in Syria's three-year conflict has exceeded 150,000, an activist group said Tuesday as fighting raged across the country, including an attack in the north that killed at least 31 people including 9 children.
04/01/2014 6:11pmUSGS says magnitude 8.0 earthquake strikes in Pacific near northern Chilean coast.
04/01/2014 6:31pmDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with Malaysia's defense minister this week, amid ongoing criticism about how well the search for missing Flight 370 has been conducted and coordinated with other nations.
04/01/2014 7:11pmA leader of Venezuela's opposition was barred from entering the National Assembly on Tuesday after hundreds of supporters rallied to protest her recent ouster from the legislature.
04/01/2014 7:21pmAn aviation industry group is creating a task force to make recommendations this year for continuously tracking commercial airliners because "we cannot let another aircraft simply vanish" like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
04/01/2014 8:21pmNATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U.S. commitment to their security is "unwavering."
04/01/2014 8:51pmOfficials in Chile are reporting damage from a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck tonight off the coast of northern Chile.
04/01/2014 10:52pmLike a beaver dam of urban detritus, the piles of tires, old mattresses and heavy steel grates in Venezuela's streets have sparked some of the most violent episodes of this tumultuous season of protest and repression.
04/01/2014 11:00pmA powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, the interior minister said, but Chile apparently escaped major damage or serious casualties.