US space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in what was probably the shuttle program’s final nighttime launch.
Sri Lanka police fired tear gas Wednesday at protesters demanding the release of defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka. The factionalized opposition faces dim prospects in just-announced April elections.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory bodes well for his party in parliamentary elections due by April. Challenger Sarath Fonseka, whose hotel remains surrounded by armed troops, has refused to accept the results.
Suspected Al Qaeda members sit behind bars at the state security court in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday. The court sentenced seven alleged Al Qaeda men to jail terms ranging from five to ten years over plots to carry out bombing attacks against Western tourists in the country.
Muslim women raise their arms upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, Indian-Administered Kashmir, in June 2013.
Voting proceeded smoothly Tuesday in Sri Lanka's presidential election, though bomb attacks delayed early polling in the north, where challenger Sarath Fonseka is counting on support. Results for the tight race between him and incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa are expected Wednesday.
Sri Lanka Tamils may have been freed from camps because of the politics surrounding upcoming elections as much as international pressure.
A girl stands in water pouring down from a stadium's upper balcony during a rain delay before the start of an MLB baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas, on June 10.
Raj Rajaratnam, who was arrested Friday for insider trading in the US, is also linked to a money-transfer case in Sri Lanka.