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Toxic Spill From Zinc Mine In Peru

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Peruvian authorities say wastewater laced with heavy metals from a major zinc mine has spilled into a tributary of the Amazon, contaminating at least six miles of the waterway.

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Unification Church Founder Rev. Moon Dies At 92

Posted: 09/03/2012 - Officials say the religious leader who founded the Unification Church and built it into a multibillion-dollar business empire has died in South Korea at age 92.

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Settlers Begin To Evacuate Large West Bank Outpost

Posted: 09/02/2012 - Israeli police say they have handed out evacuation notices to residents of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost, ordering them to leave what Israel's supreme court has ruled is private Palestinian land.

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Yemen: Drone Kills Alleged Tanker Attacker

Posted: 09/02/2012 - Yemen's military says a U.S. drone strike has killed a top al-Qaida militant wanted for allegedly masterminding a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker.

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US Halts Some Afghan Forces Training After Attacks

Posted: 09/02/2012 - U.S. officials say they have halted the training of Afghan Local Police for at least a month in order to carry out intensified vetting procedures on new recruits following a string of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies.

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Accused Rapist Gets 100 Lashes In Northern Mali

Posted: 09/01/2012 - Witnesses say that a man accused of rape in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu received 100 lashes, as the Islamists controlling the city continue to mete out punishments under Shariah law.

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Woman's Torso Found Floating Near Niagara Falls

Updated: 09/01/2012 - Police in Canada say a woman's torso that was found floating near Niagara Falls was likely in the water for four to 10 days, and they are asking for help in identification.

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Suicide Attacks Kill 12 In Afghanistan

Posted: 09/01/2012 - Afghan officials say two suicide attackers have blown themselves up near a NATO base in the country's east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.

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Death Toll Rises To 41 In China Mine Blast

Posted: 08/31/2012 - The death toll in China's worst mine accident in nearly three years rose to 41 on Friday with five others still trapped underground.

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UN Nuke Agency: Iran 'Significantly' Hampers Probe

Posted: 08/30/2012 - In a report, the International Atomic Energy Agency also says that Iran has installed about 1,000 of new machines used to make material that can be used to make nuclear warheads at an underground site fortified from air attack.

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Historic Moscow Hotel is Sold

Posted: 08/30/2012 - A historic hotel in Moscow, which hosted Michael Jackson and Vladimir Lenin over the past century, has been sold at auction.

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98-Year-Old Message in Bottle Sets World Record

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Fisherman Andrew Leaper found the bottle-- released in 1914 -- in his nets in April while sailing east of the Shetland Islands, which lie off Scotland's northern coast.

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Britain and France: All Options on Table in Syria

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague told a news conference Thursday that a Turkish proposal for a safe zone requires military intervention, which the council is unlikely to approve at the moment.

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Man in Afghan Uniform Kills Three NATO Troops

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The attack is the latest in a rising number of disturbing shootings this year by Afghans soldiers -- or insurgents dressed as government troops -- on the international forces training them to fight the Taliban as the international coalition withdraws.

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Brazil's Capital Asks for Help to Fight Violence

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The head of the federal public security department says 100 federal officers will patrol for the next three months on the border between Brasilia and the neighboring state of Goias.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Criticizes U.S.

Posted: 08/28/2012 - The Syrian opposition leader was responding to the U.S. reaction to French President Francois Hollande's assertion that the Syrian opposition should form a provisional government and that France would recognize it.

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France Opens Murder Inquiry into Arafat's Death

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Many in the Arab world have long suspected that Arafat was poisoned, and a Swiss lab's recent finding of elevated levels of polonium-210 -- a rare and highly lethal radioactive substance -- on Arafat's clothing has fed those claims.

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Sanctions Block Iran Gamers from World of Warcraft

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Iranians have spent much of the past week peppering the company's message board with complaints about how they are unable to connect to the massive multiplayer game, which boasts more than 9 million subscribers worldwide.

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