A South Africa World Cup strike over what security officers and stewards say are unpaid wages led local police to fire most workers and take over stadium security.
The Kyrgyzstan riots that ethnically cleansed the city of Osh of much of its Uzbek population could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. The interim government blames ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and says the situation is improving.
A Mexico drug war shootout killed more than a dozen people Tuesday in the tourist town of Taxco, just days after police found a mass grave there with 55 bodies.
Honduras vs. Chile starts the day, followed by Spain vs. Switzerland, and finally South Africa vs. Uruguay. The host country is looking to upset another Spanish-speaking nation, following its tie against Mexico.
North Korea vowed a military response if the UN Security Council reprimands it for the sinking of the South Korean Navy's ship Cheonan. Fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang is common, but comes at a particularly tense time.
Ireland now joins Britain and Australia in expelling Israeli diplomats over their government's connections to the Dubai assassination plot that killed a Hamas leader in January.
Looking beyond the current Lakers-Celtics NBA finals, basketball scouts are hunting for the next Pau Gasol. With the NBA's recent push into developing countries, many expect a star to rise from Africa, India, or China.
A well-deserved goal late in the Brazil vs. North Korea game gave the Koreans some solace from a performance that was far from disgraceful against soccer juggernaut, Brazil.
Nearly 40 years after 14 Catholic civil rights marchers were killed by British soldiers in Derry, Northern Ireland, the UK's Saville report on Bloody Sunday exonerated the marchers. But prosecutions look unlikely, analysts say.
Today's Brazil vs. North Korea match is set to be the most lopsided game in a long time. But the lackluster World Cup could use some goals – and some of that old Brazilian magic.
Israel's Gaza flotilla raid prompted a response in Turkey that rattled some Europeans. Turkey has been rebuffed in its efforts to join the European Union for years, and is now forging a more independent international course.
No self-respecting World Cup Group of Death should be caught dead with soccer lightweight North Korea in it. Yes, the rogue nation's leader routinely threatens to turn South Korea into a 'sea of fire.' But North Korea poses little threat on the soccer pitch.
Gary Brooks Faulkner, a California construction worker, was detained in Pakistan carrying a sword, a pistol, and night vision goggles. He was hunting for Osama bin Laden near Chitral, Pakistan. Was Faulkner on the right track?
Vuvuzela factory owner Neil van Schalkwyk says he sells vuvuzelas that are quieter than the deafening horns stirring up controversy at the World Cup. Even Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are complaining about the sound.
World Cup stadiums have had gaping holes where people should be. South Africans fret that it's a sign that the Cup will not bring the prosperity that they had been promised by FIFA and politicians.
The US mapped out Afghanistan's mineral deposits, worth $1 trillion, a new report said, strengthening the suspicion of many Afghans that the US intends to occupy the country and seize its resources.
Today’s Portugal vs. Ivory Coast match is the most important match for the 'Group of Death' and it features one of the world's best strikers, Portugal's Christiano Ronaldo.
Portugal vs. Ivory Coast is at 10 am EST on the World Cup schedule Tuesday. The so-called 'Group of Death' match features two of the world's best players. But while Cristiano Ronaldo will be running at defenders from the first whistle, Didier Drogba will start on the bench.
Any effort by Afghanistan to improve water management could ruffle neighbors, who benefit from the country's losing two-thirds of its water due to lack of infrastructure.