Leaning Tower of Pisa was the target of student protests Thursday in Rome. Earlier this week, students in London clashed with police in demonstrations over fee increases.
North Korea kept up its harsh rhetoric Friday, indicating that it saw upcoming military exercises as fresh provocation. US Gen. Walter Sharp toured the island area attacked by the North on Tuesday.
Pakistan's music, letters, and visual arts blossom in a nation reeling from floods, conflict, and uncertainty.
By some counts, at least half the foreigners living in the Chinese trade hub of Guangzhou are Africans. Many face hassles ranging from visa expiration to police raids.
Sunday's elections are shaping up to be less free than the last vote in 2005, when the Brotherhood tripled its seats in parliament. Today, 700 members are awaiting trial.
Torching of cars and buses raise concerns over policing methods as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Hazaras' strong showing is concerning to majority Pashtuns – many of whom couldn't get to the polls because of insecurity – and casts doubt on how fair the election was.
In the wake of the North Korean attack on a South Korean island, the sense among many Koreans is they could carry on as usual. But some warn against complacency.
An aide to Pakistan President Zardari told the Monitor that Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who has been in jail on blasphemy charges, will be granted a pardon or clemency. She was to be executed Nov. 8.
Amanda Knox is appealing her murder conviction by an Italian court. The parents of Amanda Knox hope defense attorneys can poke holes in the prosecution's theory of motive.
New Zealand miners are not likely to be found alive, following a second massive explosion on Wednesday. The 29 New Zealand miners had been trapped underground in a coal mine since last week.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio narrowly escaped two plane crashes en route to a five-day tiger summit hosted by Putin, who is no stranger to derring-do himself.
Police confronted a wave of walkouts, occupations, and protests Wednesday by British students angry over government plans for sharp tuition hikes. More protests appear likely.
ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said he will name the top Kenyan politicians accused of orchestrating massive violence following the December 2007 elections. Ocampo's plans to try officials could set a strong precedent against the use of ethnic violence to achieve political power.
A five-day tiger summit aimed at conservation generated a $1 million donation from Leonardo DiCaprio. The world's remaining 3,500 tigers are at risk from poaching and loss of habitat.
The terror suspects are accused of recruiting jihadists and plotting a possible attack on Belgium. The arrests are not believed connected to ongoing terrorism worries in Germany.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is spearheading an effort to improve public services for Arab areas of East Jerusalem, long neglected by municipal officials.
The International Atomic Energy Agency reported Tuesday that Iran temporarily stopped nuclear enrichment this month. Experts suggest technical difficulties may be the cause.
North Korea shelled South Korea's Yeonpyeong island Tuesday, killing two South Korean marines and injuring more than a dozen people. South Korea returned fire. Both sides claimed that the other fired first. While the South has engaged in past attacks – notably in November 2009, when it fired on a North Korean patrol boat, and in June 1999, when it sunk a North Korean vessel – history shows that Pyongyang is often the instigator. A 2007 report from the US Congressional Research Service documents dozens of provocations, ranging from low-level naval warfare to assassinations of South Korean cabinet officers. Here are seven examples of the North's military provocations over the past decade.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who is imprisoned in China, is unlikely to be released to attend this year's prize ceremony in Oslo.