A new species of 6-foot-long lizard has been discovered in the Philippines. But its habitat is quickly fading because of deforestation.
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik divorced his first wife Ayesha Siddiqui Wednesday, clearing the way for his pending marriage to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. Muslim leaders agreed to end Malik's telephone marriage to Siddiqui.
The Kyrgyzstan protests, in which government forces killed at least 17 rioters who tried to storm President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's office and other locations, highlights US reliance on a key air base supplying troops in Afghanistan war.
Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram warned against kneejerk reactions as details emerged about how India’s Maoist rebels killed 76 policemen without taking a single casualty.
The US military may shut down ‘nonessential’ fast food joints like Burger King at their largest air base in Afghanistan. Soldiers lament the loss: 'Do they think we have it easy in this war zone?’
North Korea on Tuesday fined and sentenced American missionary Aijalon Gomes to 8 years of hard labor for illegally entering the country. He could become a bargaining chip in six-party nuclear talks.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown dissolved parliament today and set the country on course for a raucous and unusual campaign ahead of the Britain general election on May 6. As candidates jockey, signs of political Americanization abound.
Iraq officials say that the Baghdad bombings Tuesday came after Al Qaeda agents rented vacant apartments and office space and planted bombs there.
Former NBA basketball players are finding new fame in Beirut, Lebanon, where a ban on attending soccer matches, for fear of clashes, has boosted the American sport's popularity.
Producers of 'Countdown to Zero,' a docudrama about the dangers of nuclear weapons, hope it will boost the cause of disarmament the way 'An Inconvenient Truth' did global warming.
As world leaders convene in Washington for a summit on halting the spread of nuclear weapons, a global debate is rising on the merits – and feasibility – of total nuclear disarmament.
Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said today that Obama's efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have hit a dead end. His comments reflect dwindling Palestinian hopes for a two-state solution.
The already controversial engagement of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik drew more heat Monday with accusations that the groom-to-be was already married. Indian police questioned him for two hours.
Somali pirates have been attacking farther out into the Indian Ocean for months, but many ships – such as the South Korean supertanker nabbed this weekend – still do not travel with a private security detail. Why not?
Russia-leaning president Viktor Yanukovich has scrapped Ukraine's plans to join the Western military alliance, dissolving the commissions on European and NATO integration established after the Orange Revolution.
A South African court on Tuesday charged two men with the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche. Outside the courtroom, whites and blacks faced off from across a police line.
India Maoist rebels, who claim to champion the poor, have been labeled the country's worst internal security threat, with 12,000 fighters and a presence in 22 of 28 states. A Tuesday massacre of 73 police officers is the worst in recent memory.
A new law guaranteeing free education for all children ages 6 to 14 will severely challenge India's education system, which has long lacked sufficient funds. Slum schools sometimes outperform public schools, and teachers often miss class.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Queen Elizabeth to dissolve parliament today, setting the stage for a general election in Britain in which the rival Tories are the front-runners.