But is the congressman's abrupt departure from Rio de Janeiro actually a political ploy for the city's upcoming mayoral election? Just another stranger than fiction event in Rio's struggle with crime.
Human Rights Watch has accused Syria of crimes against humanity and called on the Arab League to suspend Syria's membership when it meets tomorrow in Cairo.
US-Cuban affairs dominated the confirmation hearing of Roberta Jacobson, acting assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, showing how "out of step" the US is as Cuba forges ahead with reform, writes blogger.
On Veteran's Day 2011, the mood is decidedly somber, with stories of one family of a US fallen soldier fighting for truth of how their son died, and another soldier's family adopting the Iraqi puppy he left behind.
A short ESPN documentary focuses on the torture of soccer-team athletes in Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet, for their faith and political beliefs.
Some 80 percent of Korea's high school students go on to further education. And to ensure students have the best chance, one day every year Korea changes its plane schedules, redirects traffic, and holds its breath.
The abduction of Washington Nationals player Wilson Ramos seems to be the first of a Major League Baseball player in Venezuela, although both homicide and kidnapping have soared.
US lawmakers have pushed for crippling sanctions on Iran's nuclear program, citing this week's report as reason for urgent action. But veto-wielding Russia and China are likely to block new UN sanctions.
China is the world’s biggest creditor, with foreign exchange reserves of around $3.2 trillion. Europe would like Beijing to use some of that money to lend a hand and help bail out the eurozone. China has stressed it will not be a savior to Europe, and there are a reasons it won't. However, there are a few reasons China could change course and come to the rescue. Here are three:
So says President Obama's State Department, arguing that conditions should not be put on aid to Egypt.