The European Union says it stands ready to use all peaceful means available to help prevent further human rights abuses in Nicaragua, where hundreds have died in a crackdown on protests since last year.
The Israeli military said its jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that was a rare departure from Israel's years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria.
China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak, state media reported Monday.
Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press | PostedJan 20th - 11:14pm
The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights.
On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create a total lunar eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear, and all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe, weather permitting. There won't be another total lunar eclipse until 2021. It also was this year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | PostedJan 20th - 9:23pm
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 people and injuring 26 more.