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190 Georgian 'Political' Prisoners Walk Free

Posted: 01/13/2013 - Nearly 200 inmates considered political prisoners by Georgia's new parliament have walked free under an amnesty strongly opposed by President Mikhail Saakashvili.

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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

Updated: 01/10/2013 - Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln leads the list with 12 nominations.

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UN Wants to Use Surveillance Drones in Congo

Posted: 01/08/2013 - U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous asked the Security Council on Tuesday to support the deployment of drones to improve the U.N. peacekeeping mission's ability to protect civilians in the vast area.

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Ailing Chavez Unable to Attend Swearing-In

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Venezuela's National Assembly has approved a plan for President Hugo Chavez not to attend his scheduled inauguration this Thursday and to instead be sworn in later on before the Supreme Court.

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Church Leaders Warn Venezuela's Stability at Risk

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Catholic leaders in the Venezuelan Bishops Conference are criticizing the government for failing to provide more details about Chavez's state nearly a month after his Dec. 11 operation.

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Philippine Police To Charge Suspect In Rampage

Posted: 01/05/2013 - Philippine officials say they're preparing to file criminal charges against a house caretaker who reloaded the pistol of a man who went on a shooting rampage near Manila that left nine people dead.

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Report: Syrian Journalist Dies Of Wounds

Posted: 01/05/2013 - Syria's official news agency says a journalist for a pro-government television station has died of wounds sustained in shooting attack in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus.

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China Plunges To Worst Chills In 28 Years

Posted: 01/05/2013 - China Meteorological Administration says the country's average temperature has hit the lowest in 28 years this winter, as snow and ice throughout China have closed highways, canceled flights and stranded travelers.

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Activists: At Least Nine Killed by Damascus Car Bomb

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the blast in the Masakin Barzeh neighborhood late Thursday is expected to rise because many of the wounded are in critical condition.

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Pakistan: Drones Kill 13, Including Top Militant

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Pakistani intelligence officials say two U.S. drone strikes in the tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed 13 people, including a senior militant commander who had a truce with Pakistan's military.

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Indian Court May Suspend Lawmakers Facing Crimes

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Indian lawmakers facing sexual assault charges against women could be suspended from office if the country's top court rules in favor of a petition submitted following a gang-rape and murder that shocked the country.

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American Journalist Missing in Syria

Posted: 01/02/2013 - A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day.

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Wave of Illness Subsides on Caribbean Cruise

Posted: 01/02/2013 - The cruise line that operates the Queen Mary 2 says an apparent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has subsided as the ship heads back to port.

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