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  • International court weighs whether Libya can try Kadafi son

     
    The International Criminal Court opened a hearing Tuesday over the fate of the son of Moammar Kadafi, who stands accused of grim crimes against humanity. Yet the question before the international court was not his guilt or innocence – but where to...
  • More Americans want to cut aid to Egypt after embassy attack

     
    Nearly three out of four Americans surveyed think the United States should reduce its aid to Egypt or cut it off entirely after angry protesters pulled down the American flag at its Cairo embassy last month. The Program on International Policy Attitudes...
  • Global hunger has fallen, U.N. agency says after revising numbers

     
    Three years after the United Nations grabbed headlines with the stunning announcement that more than 1 billion people could be going hungry across the globe, it now says hunger has actually dropped. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says hunger...
  • Must Reads: Colombian rebels, a salamander and evangelical TV

     
    From evangelical broadcasters in Israel to a salamander seen as a metaphor for the Mexican soul, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news....
  • Six drown offshore French territory Mayotte in Indian Ocean

     
    At least six people drowned after a small boat capsized Monday near the French territory of Mayotte located between Mozambique and Madagascar, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Ten others are still missing. The deadly sinking is the second...
  • Almost all EU nuclear reactors need safety upgrades, report says

     
    Bringing all of the 145 nuclear reactors in the European Union up to safety standards could cost as much as $32 billion, a European Commission report released Thursday said. Sobered by the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year in Japan that forced more...
  • Maldives' former president arrested after defying court summons

     
    Police arrested the former leader of the Maldives on Monday as he campaigned to regain the presidency, the latest chapter in the political saga roiling the tiny string of islands south of India. The winding case has rattled the young democracy, which...
  • Okinawa rape charges add to tensions over U.S. military presence

     
    Okinawa police arrested two American sailors on allegations of rape Tuesday, in a politically sensitive case that has added to longstanding tensions over the U.S. military presence on the Japanese island. The two men allegedly followed a woman as she...
  • Mali extremists vow to attack French over calls to oust militants

     
    Religious extremists who hold the northern stretches of Mali in their grip promised revenge attacks against the French after the European country pushed for military action to eject them. “They are the kind of people with whom nothing works except...
  • Swiss freeze $1 billion tied to leaders targeted in Arab Spring

     
    Switzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
  • Imprisoned lawyer in Iran goes on hunger strike

     
    An Iranian human rights lawyer whose jailing spurred an international outcry is now going on hunger strike, frustrated by restrictions on her family, her husband said Thursday. Nasrin Sotoudeh, 49, was convicted last year of acting against national...
  • Better off than 5 years ago? Most Chinese people polled say yes

     
    Are you better off than five years ago? In China, most people say yes. Seventy percent of Chinese people said their finances are better than five years ago, according to a newly released poll from the Pew Research Center. The vast majority of Chinese...