A British teacher jailed in Sudan for letting her students name a teddy bear Mohammad left Khartoum for Britain on Monday after winning a pardon. Gillian Gibbons, sentenced on Thursday to 15 days in jail followed by deportation for insulting Islam, w
Venezuelans have rejected President Hugo Chavez's bid to win new powers and run for re-election for decades to come in an unprecedented defeat that could slow his socialist revolution in the OPEC nation.
Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.
The return Sunday of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who ended eight years of exile just one day before the deadline to register for parliamentary elections, adds a powerful wild card that could bring either political stability or continued disco
A court in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is punishing a female victim of gang rape with 200 lashes and six months in jail. The 19-year-old woman - whose six armed attackers have been sentenced to jail terms - was initially ordered to
Police in Pakistan arrested cricket legend Imran Khan and later charged him under anti-terrorism laws after he emerged from hiding to join a student protest. He was picked up as former premier Benazir Bhutto hammered the phones from under house arres
China, the third country to put a man into space aboard its own rocket, will open part of the second stage of its moon mission projects to private funding. China's first lunar probe reached its working orbit and the country plans to put a man on
Public sentiment is running strongly in favor of launching a program to build aircraft carriers, and some military experts say construction may be inevitable. "Actually it has almost been decided that the Chinese navy will build carriers,"
People in Venezuela took to the streets to protest the Chavez government's steady march to turn the country into a private club for Chavez and cronies. They were shot by masked gunmen. Does anyone doubt who arranged this?
Baby Grace isn’t the only little girl with long, blond hair separated from her family, home and life. Investigators on Monday said at least two dozen girls reported missing from across the country match the physical description of the child investiga
Other rules deemed utterly stupid included one that permits a pregnant woman to urinate in a policeman's hat and and another that says it is OK to murder bow-and-arrow-carrying Scotsmen within the city walls of York, northern England.
China and Russia signed four agreements on nuclear energy collaboration, looking ahead to a post-hydrocarbon world. A joint communiqu signed by visiting Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Viktor Zubkov said increased cooperation on nucle
Celebrating the first notch on the belt of the Great Satan's warriors. Wonder if they had any barbecue? Iranians took to the streets last week to commemorate National Day Against Global Arrogance (NDAGA).
He's been crossed off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, has won a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council and is slowly opening his oil-rich economy to an eager West. But longtime Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi showed his evolut
Moammar Gadhafi a jihad target? How soon they forget.
Gadhafi is one of the subjects of a video issued by al-Qaida #2 man, Ayman al-Zawahri. Gadhafi's Libya, which was on the US list of "terror-sponsoring states" for years, is now the
Not Only Will "Boys like Pearls" be Provided, They'll be "Refreshed"?!?
A new book is out on Pakistan and it might raise a few eyebrows--both in the United States and in Pakistan. "Naive and Abroad: Pakistan, Travel in a
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