Mexico's top security official says far fewer people have disappeared during Mexico's drug war than were feared when the government released a list of about 26,000 cases.
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The World Health Organization says there are now 22 deaths worldwide out of 44 lab-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. More>>
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A massive fire has broken out at a fuel depot in Rio de Janeiro. More>>
A recent spate of attacks by Islamic extremist rebels in Somalia's capital is forcing investors, business leaders and aid workers to have second thoughts about what good they can accomplish.
A criminal court in Macedonia's capital has sentenced 86 employees of a road management company to prison terms ranging from eight months to more than six years for involvement in a massive highway toll scam. More>>
Election officials in the Cayman Islands say the opposition party has won nine of 18 seats, one short of a majority needed to control the British territory's legislature.
A government spokesman says at least 15 people were injured, four of them by bullet wounds, during a protest in Guinea's capital between opposition parties and security forces. More>>
Israel's prime minister says a new report by the U.N. atomic agency shows that international pressure is having no effect on halting Iran's suspect nuclear program. More>>
A man accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida is asking to be represented by a defense attorney willing to use the "holy book" as a reference in his case.
Britain's military says the soldier brutally murdered in a suspected terrorist attack was a popular drummer and machine gunner, a father, and a passionate fan of Manchester United. More>>
City officials say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has fired his chief of staff. More>>
Brazil's Federal Police say nine people have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing Indians girls in the northern state of Amazonas. More>>
International terrorist Moktar Belmoktar, whose group led the January attack on the Ain Amenas gas plant in Algeria, has announced that his fighters took part in Thursday's attack on a French-operated uranium mine in Niger.
A legislator in Puerto Rico has submitted a bill that would increase fines and jail time for parents whose children skip classes or drop out of school. More>>
Argentina's president has announced increases of as much as 35 percent in cash handouts to the poor, students, pregnant women and retirees. More>>
More than one million Montreal residents are being told to boil their drinking water after a malfunction at Canada's second-biggest filtration plant. More>>
A government investigation says poor quality construction materials and building code violations contributed to the collapse of building housing garment factories last month in Bangladesh. More>>
Mexican authorities say they have seized five boxes filled with cash as part of an investigation into alleged embezzlement by a former governor of southern Tabasco state.
Prosecutors say they are pursuing rape charges against a Malaysian who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old and then married her. More>>
A Nepalese official says 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest. More>>
Relatives of the victims of a nightclub fire that killed 242 people early this year in southern Brazil say little has been done to improve the safety of public gathering places since the tragedy. More>>
A North Korean state media dispatch shows that leader Kim Jong Un has named a hardline general as his new military chief. More>>
Japan's central bank says the world's third-biggest economy is "picking up" as demand recovers in other countries and remains resilient at home. More>>
Iran's state TV says overseers of next month's presidential election have rejected a top aide of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a former president who revived hopes of reformers. More>>
Thousands of women have taken to the streets in Togo to protest the death of an opposition figure who had been jailed. More>>
Officials say Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has left the French military hospital where he has been treated for nearly a month and transferred to another facility. More>>
Dozens of Mohandas Gandhi's personal items have been sold at an auction, but a sample of blood purportedly from the Indian independence leader didn't draw high enough bids. More>>
Three former Ford Motor Co. executives have been charged with crimes against humanity in Argentina for allegedly targeting union workers for kidnapping and torture after the country's 1976 military coup. More>>
Nigeria's military says the West African nation is prepared to release some of the prisoners it has taken in the country's fight against Islamic extremists.
A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations fetched 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction on Tuesday. More>>
A Swiss oil company says it will start selling regular gasoline mixed with ethanol as part of a pilot program in Puerto Rico. More>>
A conservative party is challenging a judicial ruling that requires all of Brazil's notary publics to register same-sex civil unions as marriages if couples request it. More>>
Bolivia's culture minister calls it actor-activist Sean Penn's "worst performance" ever. He isn't talking about a movie. More>>
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is ducking questions about a video that purportedly shows him smoking crack despite calls by allies and rivals for further comment. More>>
North Korea says that a "special envoy" for leader Kim Jong Un has left for China. More>>
Venezuela's opposition has released an audio recording that it says contains a prominent member of the ruling party discussing political strategy with a Cuban intelligence officer. More>>
Preliminary autopsy results say former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla died from fractures and a hemorrhage suffered in a fall in the shower while he was serving a life sentence for human rights violations. More>>
Guatemala's top court has overturned the genocide conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's and ordered his trial to resume.
Residents of a western Mexico town who endured months besieged by a drug cartel are cheering the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers. More>>
The owner of a Chinese fishing boat seized for ransom by unidentified North Koreans says the boat and its 16 crew members have been released. More>>
State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for health insurance under a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker. More>>
The foreign affairs minister of Burkina Faso says talks will soon resume with a Tuareg rebel group whose influence has been growing in northern Mali.
Czech President Milos Zeman is being criticized for refusing to grant a university professorship -- the nation's top academic title -- to a critic of his, allegedly because the man is also a gay rights activist. More>>
A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations is going on sale in a charity auction.
Pakistan's presumptive prime minister has called for peace talks with Taliban militants at war with the governmen More>>
Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it killed two militants it believes were planning a terrorist act in Moscow and detained a third. More>>
A Swedish prosecutor says three former executives of automaker Saab Automobile AB have been arrested on accounting fraud charges. More>>
It's one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence Iraq has seen in years -- and it is showing no sign of winding down. More>>
The head of Algeria's main Islamist political party has called for the country's ailing president to appear on television to dispel rumors over his health after a three week absence.
Saudi Arabia says it has recorded another death from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 16. More>>
Officials say a container of fuel being smuggled into Turkey from Syria has exploded, killing 10 people.
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.