North Korea ended years of speculation by releasing its first photo of a chubby-cheeked Kim Jong-un, now a four-star general and the presumptive heir to his father, Kim Jong-il.
A US air attack that mistakenly killed three Pakistani border troops sparked the government to close the Torkham border post, a vital NATO supply line into Afghanistan.
Iran announced months of delays for its Bushehr nuclear plant today, as the US hit Iran with more sanctions over its human rights record.
In Spain, anti-austerity strikes led to minor violence and arrests, but many Spaniards appear to have begrudgingly accepted austerity measures to help cope with crippling debt.
New Delhi's chief minister has announced that all cleanup work at the village has been completed - after extending the original 48-hour deadline for four days.
The absence Pakistan’s landowners, who use their money and influence to gain seats in parliament, highlights deep social divisions going back to independence.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to rely on nuclear power longer than planned has significant opposition – but the alternative is more reliance on Russian gas.
Some countries have taken steps to block cellphone use during unrest, eliminating a key tool for African activists and organizers.
The Israeli prime minister met with US envoy George Mitchell today to shore up an Israeli-Palestinian peace process undermined by his foreign minister yesterday.
Dilma Rousseff still leads polls for the Brazil election Sunday, but scandals are weighing her down despite backing from popular President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Reports of a possible Al Qaeda terror plot in Europe that would involve Mumbai-style strikes in Britain, France, and Germany come as France is on alert for unrelated threats.
Naftali Bennett, who lives in an affluent suburb of Tel Aviv, is a driving force behind Netanyahu's decision not to extend the Israeli settlement freeze.
Boy with Amber Necklace remains, discovered near the Stonehenge monument in Britain, are believed to have come several hundred miles from the south. Boy with Amber Necklace is thought to have been a teenager when he passed.
The Philippines massacre trial resumed Wednesday in Manila. The trial of a mafia clan accused of killing 57 people last November was seen as the worst act of political violence there in decades.
Mexico landslide fears of large number of deaths, turned into relief Wednesday when officials said there were no confirmed deaths - contrary to initial reports of as many as 1,000.
A new health drink in India, where cows are revered, counts cow urine as a key ingredient.
Currency legislation is moving through Congress. The exchange rate flexibility promised by Chinese officials may not be enough to head off a vote for the US to impose sanctions.
The Al Qaeda plot was reportedly a coordinated Mumbai-style attack on major cities in Britain, France, Germany, and possibly the United States.
Some of the causes of Greece's economic collapse are present in Kenya today – could the same thing happen there?
A young judge's woes symbolize a rising generation's dismay over widespread corruption – and their commitment to building Afghanistan.