Villagers were being ferried to safety Wednesday, though heavy rains disrupted rescue efforts. A three-man crew died Tuesday when their helicopter crashed.
The brazen attack spotlights the presence of religious foreigners in a lawless country that US officials say could soon turn into the next terrorist haven run by militant Islamists.
Lubna Hussein faces 40 lashes if convicted in a month's time for dressing indecently.
Derogatory political statements and attacks on synagogues have increased since Israel's January war in Gaza.
A court in Burma (Myanmar) sentenced the opposition leader to 18 more months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. The trial was widely viewed as a sham.
He has used a vigorous image and ruthless political strategy to recentralize state power. Some analysts expect he will soon formally return to the presidency.
The mainline Palestinian party elected a new guard in its first leadership vote in 20 years, revamping a council whose youngest member was 70.
Seeking to expand its role on the Mideast stage, it promised Tuesday to send more water to drought-stricken Iraq, which faces its lowest harvest in a decade.
Meanwhile, another US airstrike on South Waziristan – like the one that targeted Baitullah Mehsud – killed 10 suspected militants Tuesday.
Viktor Bout, an alleged arms dealer to war criminals, successfully fought a US extradition request in Thailand. Prosecutors are likely to appeal.
Two earthquakes – in Japan and the Indian Ocean – added to the punishing weather striking East Asia.
One man told me that we had to talk in hushed tones because other men would mock him if they found out that his wife and daughter had been raped.
India's Navy chief says his military is no match for China's growing forces.
The secretary of State's visit to Africa's top oil producer on Sunday and Monday is being seen as an effort to counter China's clout there.
The US should encourage Congolese President Joseph Kabila to move beyond a military response to rebel groups to a more strategic effort to bring lasting peace, say security experts and human rights advocates.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez sought a region-wide censure of the pending agreement at a summit Monday in Quito, Ecuador. But other leaders were declined to condemn it outright.
Despite human rights concerns, President Obama affirmed support of President Felipe Calderón's aggressive war on drug trafficking during Monday's North America Summit in Guadalajara.
An attack near Kabul Monday seemed to reinforce Gen. Stanley McChrystal's claim that the Taliban is winning. Some say such comments hurt morale; others say his honesty inspires confidence.