During a visit to Kenya, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, says he plans to put six top Kenyans on trial for the post-election violence in 2008 that left 1,300 people dead and 300,000 homeless.
An Afriqiyah Airline jet carrying 104 people crashed on arrival at Tripoli's airport. The Libya plane crash killed all but one of the passengers, a young Dutch boy.
New UK Prime Minister David Cameron came to power Tuesday on the back of Britain's first coalition government since World War II. Historically, British coalitions have worked best in times of crisis and with looming budget cuts. Cameron and junior partner Nick Clegg are vowing to stick together for years to come.
South Africa's outspoken Julius Malema was fined $1,300 and ordered to attend anger management class for fomenting dissent within the African National Congress (ANC) party, and ejecting a BBC reporter from a press conference.
A man in northwest China killed seven kindergartners and two teachers Wednesday, in the sixth school attack since March.
Philippines election results are 90 percent in after just two days, the result of a computerized system that yielded a much smoother turnaround than in previous polls. But other problems surfaced, including vote-buying and some violence.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is visiting Syria as part of a bid to raise Russia's Mideast profile. He discussed possible atomic energy development, and called on Hamas to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
The Conservative Party leader David Cameron swiftly moved into 10 Downing Street on Tuesday as the UK's first Conservative Party prime minister in 13 years. Gordon Brown steps down.
Egypt today extended its 30-year emergency law until 2012, keeping it in place for a tenuous election season. It added safeguards intended to protect civil society, but human rights leaders dismissed them as meaningless.
Federal police and Iraqi soldiers interviewed after yesterday's Iraq attacks described being shot at, deserted by colleagues who pay commanders to get out of work, and forced to ask neighbors for drinking water and toilet access.
Lebanon took the title of world's largest hummus dish from Israel. But Israelis now say taste matters more than size.
The gender gap yawns wide, despite Japan's female astronaut and new antidiscrimination laws. The World Economic Forum recently downgraded Japan three spots to 101st place on its latest gender discrimination report.
In one example, a policeman near one of the six Baghdad checkpoints attacked in a wave of Iraq attacks yesterday said political parties were taking advantage of the tenuous security situation.
Pope Benedict XVI made his most direct comments to date about the sexual abuse scandals that have hit the Catholic church in Europe. He said the Vatican's problems were 'born from sin inside the church' and called for 'justice.'
Maternal mortality in India has fallen by 60 percent since 1980, despite widespread poverty and skeletal health care. The progress surprised some health-care workers.
India’s parliament erupted at a proposal last month to reserve one-third of seats for women. But village-level quotas putting women in power have won many supporters.
Conservative leader David Cameron urged the third-party Liberal Democrats to make a deal quickly as negotiations over forming a coalition government intensified Tuesday.