It's a small but important victory. Colombia has become the first country to eliminate river blindness, a disease affecting some 18 million people across more than 30 countries in Africa and South America.
Yemeni officials say that militants have shot down an army helicopter, killing all eight people on board including a military commander. The officials say the helicopter was downed by a missile over the al-Qaida stronghold of Wadi Ubida in central
Amid increasing tensions with China over some disputed islands, Japan unveils a warship that could double as an aircraft carrier.
Berlusconi, besides being an influential politician, is the owner of Italy’s biggest TV-broadcasting company. Italy has a public television funded by a TV-tax and by advertising. Until the ‘80s there wasn’t such a thing as commercial TV in Italy.
Climate change and destructive fishing methods harm the ecosystem and the lives of fishermen.
Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai could face trial in China in a matter of days or weeks. Although Bo’s case is one of China’s biggest political scandals in decades, very little is known about the crimes he is accused of committing.
Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency" that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country's nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
This small Latin American country is now on the forefront of global drug policy reform
Italy's supreme court on Thursday upheld a jail sentence against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the four-times prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition government into crisis.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory.
Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. security contractor, left the transit zone at Moscow’s international airport Thursday after Russian authorities granted him temporary asylum.
Starting from July 2013, but stretching back to 2011, a new law by the Italian Republic has come into force that not only enables the Italian tax offices to have free access to all data stored in the bank accounts in Italy, but also compels the banks
--Ecuador's National Assembly approved a law late Tuesday to compensate exporters affected by the expiration of the U.S.-Andean Trade Preferences and Drug Eradication Act, or Atpdea.
The driver of a high-speed Spanish train, which crashed killing 79 people last week, was talking on the phone when the accident occurred, the investigators said after opening the “black box” recorders. The Investigators say the train was going as
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A high-speed train has derailed outside Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, leaving at least 78 people dead and 178 injured.
A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday night, on the eve of a major religious festival, killing at least 78 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters.
Former NSA whistleblower/leaker Edward Snowden has been granted documents that will allow him to leave a Moscow airport where he has been for the last month, Reuters and Russian media report.
Some of the highest levels of ionizing radiation yet detected since the disaster first occurred were recently recorded at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan, according to shocking new reports.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left hospital with their son, one day after he was born.
At least 75 killed and more than 400 injured after quake measuring up to 6.6 magnitude
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his former business partner were released from custody Friday, one day after they were each sentenced to at least four years in an embezzlement case.
North Korea has demanded that its cargo ship, which was recently intercepted in Panama, be released immediately.Panama has asked the UN Security Council to investigate the seizure of weapons, including missiles, which it found on the vessel.
Scientists say lava flow and ash and gas emissions have intensified at a second Ecuadorean volcano, Reventador, as the full-bore eruption of the Tungurahua cone continues.
Russia is in the midst of its biggest war games since Soviet times, with 160,000 troops, 130 planes, 70 ships and thousands of tanks and armored vehicles participating in the country's Far East, according to media reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of trapping American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden at a Moscow airport.
Panama's president says his country has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying "undeclared military cargo".
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, refused to bow to pressure to resign amid increasing scrutiny over his alleged involvement in a funding scandal that threatens to derail the government.
Hundreds of people are driven towards the bullring, forming a human wall that blocks the entrance to the bullring of Pamplona. A total of 21 people have been hospitalized.