A new Organization of American States study commissioned in response to calls by some Latin American leaders for rethinking the drug war discusses possible decriminalization of consumption of marijuana as part of a public health approach. More>>
Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded Slovenia's credit grade by one notch, citing a weak economic outlook and a frail banking system. More>>
Chilean officials are investigating the death of hundreds of penguins, pelicans and other animals that are washing up on the county's shores. More>>
If Pope Francis is feeling a bit homesick these days, he need only go downstairs to St. Peter's Square.
Authorities in Puerto Rico have caught a 12-foot (3.6-meter) Burmese Python that they had been trying to find for several weeks following complaints from residents in the area. More>>
A coroner overseeing a British inquest into the poisoning death of a former Russian security agent has ruled that he can't consider evidence on whether the Russian state was involved in the killing. More>>
British police say they are investigating new leads in the case of Madeleine McCann, the Briton who disappeared six years ago in Portugal at the age of three.
Prince Johnson, a former warlord best known for videotaping himself as he ordered the torture of Liberia's ex-president, announced that he is quitting the political party he founded. More>>
Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas at protesters hurling firebombs at them in central Cairo, hours after hundreds of opponents of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi rallied peacefully in the streets denouncing his rule and demanding early presidential elections. More>>
Mexico's government says it will create a special investigative unit to search for the missing, heeding a request by relatives of the disappeared who have been on a hunger strike for nine days. More>>
A U.N. expert panel's report says North Korea is still trying to import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related material but financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on their prohibited weapons programs. More>>
Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 55 people and left 14 others missing. More>>
Feminist protesters burned a doll on a cross and left-wing demonstrators shouted "pink stinks" at the Berlin opening of a life-sized Barbie house Thursday. They far outnumbered Barbie fans who came to see the Mattel toy's fictional Malibu home.
Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins.
A security firm has confirmed that four civilian contractors killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan were Americans. More>>
Increasing numbers of Egyptians think their country is not heading in the right direction as political divisions deepen and the economy falters, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center... More>>
Mobile phone service has been cut in areas of northeast Nigeria as the military sends more soldiers to the region to fight Islamic extremists. More>>
Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins. More>>
Italian media are reporting that a 22-year-old Moroccan man has been convicted and sentenced to five years and four months in jail for plotting a terror attack against a Milan synagogue. More>>
American tycoon Donald Trump is taking legal action to challenge the Scottish government's decision to approve an offshore wind farm near his luxury golf resort.
Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever in the island's history, leaving farmers and government officials worried about how to revive a once burgeoning industry.
A Jamaican woman has been charged with fraud after allegedly swindling an elderly Canadian man in a lottery scam. More>>
A government survey says the number of Brazilians using the Internet and cellphones has soared more than 100 percent since 2005. More>>
Relatives say Mohamed Ould Ali, an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been arrested in Mali's capital. He had been attempting to sue the Malian military for his father's recent disappearance. More>>
The U.N. peacekeeping chief says armed men broke into a U.N. outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria early Wednesday and abducted three U.N military observers. More>>
Hundreds of miners, teachers and other workers have marched in Bolivia's capital on the 11th day of protests called by the country's largest union to demand higher old-age pensions. More>>
The owner of a road-building company in Belize that has been blamed for the near destruction of one of the country's biggest Mayan pyramids says a landowner gave permission to extract the material.t that the... More>>
Chinese authorities say rainstorms that battered southern China this week have killed 33 people and left 12 people missing. More>>
The suicide attack on a convoy Thursday also killed four foreign contractors and nine Afghan civilians.
Nepal police say a small plane with foreign tourists has crashed while attempting to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal. More>>
Chinese police say they have detained a man suspected of making fake bomb threats this week against five domestic flights. More>>
A popular Vietnamese satellite TV provider has stopped broadcasting foreign channels including BBC and CNN as the country begins enforcing a new law that foreign governments fear will limit access to information. More>>
Part of a shoe factory in Cambodia has collapsed while several dozen workers were inside the building. Police say two bodies have been pulled out of the wreckage.