The United Nations is pushing ahead with its massive immunization campaign across the Middle East after 17 polio cases were confirmed last month in war-ravaged Syria.
Tatan Syuflana, Associated Press | posted 9 minutes ago
A commuter train collided with a truck hauling gasoline in Indonesia's capital Monday, killing at least seven people and sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward.
Katy Daigle, Associated Press | posted 19 minutes ago
A new political party pledging to sweep corruption from the Indian capital made surprising gains in state elections, grabbing a huge share of votes from the incumbent Congress party and leaving Delhi with no clear leader on Monday _ and no party willing to form a coalition.
Jon Gambrell and Ray Faure, Associated Press | posted 30 minutes ago
A police spokesman in South Africa says that "thousands" of police officers will be on hand for a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela in a Soweto soccer stadium.
Foster Klug, Associated Press | posted 37 minutes ago
North Korea announced Monday it had sacked leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, long considered the country's No. 2 power, saying corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and generally leading a "dissolute and depraved life" had caused Pyongyang's highest-profile fall from grace since Kim took power two years ago.
Eileen Ng, Associated Press | posted 54 minutes ago
Global stock markets were mostly higher Monday as signs of U.S. economic recovery offset concerns that the Federal Reserve may reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 2:25am
After dominating Turkish politics for a decade, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is entering election season on uncertain footing _ without the support of key groups that had powered his previous electoral wins and facing divisions within his own party.
Todd Pitman and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 2:09am
Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday said she is dissolving the lower house of Parliament and called for early elections. But the moves did nothing to stem a growing tide of more than 150,000 protesters vowing to overthrow her in one of the nation's largest demonstrations in years.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 2:05am
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Pakistan Monday for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the nation's new army chief, hoping to further repair a strained and sputtering relationship between Washington and Islamabad.
Kay Johnson, Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 1:29am
Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 11:43pm
Thailand's political crisis took an unexpected turn Monday when Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections. The move appeared to be an attempt to ease tension after weeks of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations. The country has experienced years of alternating street protests between supporters and opponents of Yingluck's older brother, ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who remains a key figure in Thai politics even though he is in self-imposed exile in Dubai.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 11:01pm
Japan slashed its estimate of economic growth for the July-September quarter Monday as investment by companies slowed more than first estimated.
Jorge Rueda and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 10:41pm
President Nicolas Maduro's opponents gained a stronger foothold in Venezuela's largest cities in mayoral elections, though they failed to deliver the crushing victory they had sought in hopes of breaking a prolonged political stalemate.
The Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 10:18pm
In Mexico, gunmen stole a cargo truck early last week as it hauled radioactive cobalt-60 taken from obsolete radiation therapy equipment for disposal. The empty shipping container was found at a home near where the truck was abandoned and the radioactive material was dumped in a rural field. A sit-in by police seeking pay raises in Argentina's second-largest city set off hours of looting, robberies, injuries and vigilante mobs trying to protect their neighborhoods before the provincial government agreed to officers' demands and calm returned Wednesday. On Friday, FIFA held the final draw ceremony for the 2014 World Cup in the Brazilian beach resort of Costa do Sauipe, leaving host Brazil a relatively easy path in the first round. Associated Press photographer Natacha Pisarenko discovered an all-male mental institution that uses tango as therapy, and Rodrigo Abd produced a moving portrait of a remote Peruvian region where forensic specialists are conducting the biggest-ever exhumation from the country's long, brutal conflict.
Katy Daigle, Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 8:14pm
India's main Hindu nationalist party trounced the nationally ruling Congress in four heartland states and knocked them out of the Indian capital in a ballot contest closely watched for clues to next year's general election.
Associated Press | posted 7 minutes ago
A column of police buses headed toward the Ukrainian capital on Monday, and opposition activists have begun evacuating a government building they have been occupying for days.
Associated Press | posted 37 minutes ago
The Philippines has banned its workers from Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people, including seven Filipinos.
Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 1:31am
Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies' investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders' families.
Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 1:21am
President Vladimir Putin has appointed a controversial news anchor known for his ultraconservative views to head a newly restructured state news agency.
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | posted Dec 9th - 1:15am
The price of oil inched toward $98 a barrel Monday after stronger U.S. hiring suggested demand for crude could increase.
Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 7:36pm
China's inflation edged down in November, giving Beijing more room to ease monetary policy and stimulate the economy if needed.
Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 7:16pm
About 400 South Asian migrant workers angered by a road accident battled police and set vehicles ablaze in Singapore's worst rioting in decades, leaving 18 people injured, officials said Monday.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | posted Dec 8th - 6:04pm
The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon, the U.N. humanitarian chief said on Monday.
MSNBC World Headlines
Riot police deployed ahead of Zimbabwe election dubbed Mugabe's 'last stand'
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:52:45 GMT
Egypt's Morsi is in good health, says top EU diplomat after meeting
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:30:12 GMT
France steps up border security in $136M diamond heist manhunt
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:14:37 GMT
Taliban prison break: Militants among 250 freed by Pakistan jail attack
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:09:54 GMT
Taliban prison break: 250 militants escape after attack on Pakistan jail
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:17:30 GMT
CNN World Headlines
10 amazing stories of everyday heroes
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:18:54 EST
Photos: In their own words
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:32:13 EDT
What happened to Malala's friend?
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Malala's voice stronger, not silenced
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CBS World Headlines
North Korea confirms purge of leader's uncle
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:31:11 -0500
Scores of world leaders planning to attend Mandela memorial
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:01:31 -0500
Mandela's grandson, MK veterans pay tribute
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:36:09 -0500
Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:35:20 -0500
South Africa holds day of prayer for Nelson Mandela
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:32:19 -0500
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