posted: 05/18/2013 10:27 a.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:56 a.m.
Bombs struck Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in more than eight months, officials said, as a spike in violence has raised fears the country could be on the path to a new round of sectarian bloodshed.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:50 a.m.
Silvio Berlusconi’s private disco featured not only aspiring showgirls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but one woman dressed up as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor whom the billionaire media mogul has accused of persecuting him, according to the first public sworn testimony by the Moroccan woman at the center of the scandal.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:49 a.m.
A video purportedly of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack has caused an uproar in Canada.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:41 a.m.
Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:39 a.m.
Soldiers in Nigeria launched their first raid against suspected Islamic extremists in a campaign to take back control of the nation’s northeast, killing at least 21 people, a security official said Friday.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:38 a.m.
Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with about $1 million worth of jewelry in a late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the homes of Hollywood celebrities, French officials said Friday.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:36 a.m.
Bombs that exploded outside two mosques in a village in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 15 people Friday, underlining the challenge of militant violence that the new government under the leadership of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces.
posted: 05/18/2013 5:30 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I do not know where the country is headed amid these attacks against both Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq.” Hassan Alwan, who attended prayer services in the al-Sariya mosque in Baqouba, Iraq, where dozens were killed and wounded in a bombing Article, 1A
posted: 05/18/2013 5:28 a.m.
Michelle Obama, the first lady, spoke about the importance of education to the black community in a commencement address in suburban Washington, urging more than 600 graduates of Bowie State University to honor the school’s history and to pass their commitment to education on to future generations.
posted: 05/17/2013 4:25 p.m.
CANNES, France — A live outdoor television broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival was briefly interrupted when what sounded like gunshots sent crew and spectators scurrying.
posted: 05/17/2013 10:05 a.m.
PARIS — Suspected thieves ripped out a small safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with about $1 million worth of jewelry inside, a French police official said Friday.
posted: 05/17/2013 9:02 a.m.
MILAN — The Moroccan woman at the center of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi testified Friday in court for the first time, describing how a young woman attending one of Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties dressed up like a nun, danced provocatively and stripped down to her underwear for the premier.
posted: 05/17/2013 8:51 a.m.
BEIRUT — Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.BEIRUT — Rights activists visiting abandoned government prisons in the first Syrian city to come under rebel control have found torture devices and other evidence that detainees were abused there, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
updated: 05/17/2013 10:22 a.m.
BAGHDAD — Twin explosions ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers in Baghdad on Friday, an attack which, combined with a second deadly bombing at a Sunni funeral just outside the city, deepened fears Iraq may be headed toward a new round of sectarian conflict.