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D-Day: Five facts to know

June 6, 1944, marked the first day of the the Normandy landings during WWII. While this day will forever be marked in history, there are a few facts that go unnoticed. ... Read more»

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Worker commits suicide at iPad2 plant in China

Several Chinese media outlets are reporting that a 20-year-old worker at Foxconn's factory in Chengdu killed himself on Thursday, marking the latest in a long string of bleak news for employees of the electronics giant here.... Read more»

World peace mapped, Mexico fares poorly

The Global Peace Index was released Wednesday. Its modest goal: rank the nations of the world by their peacefulness. Iceland came in first, knocking off New Zealand. And Somalia took last place, with Iraq moving up to second-to-last.... Read more»

Mexican inmates live the high life with prison bar

Police have discovered a well-stocked bar at a prison in northern Mexico that served booze to inmates and even had billiard tables for prisoners to play pool or snooker.... Read more»


It's no surprise Sudan has fallen into violence over oil-rich region

For months there have been warnings of a military buildup around Abyei, Sudan, particularly by the Sudan Armed Forces to the north, of troops, tanks and heavy armaments. President Omar al-Bashir's regime in Khartoum refused to give up its claims on Abyei with its fertile pastures and productive oil fields.... Read more»

Clashes escalate in Yemen, moving country closer to civil war

Government forces shelled the neighborhood where a prominent anti-government tribal leader lived Tuesday, escalating a conflict in the capital that began Monday and that could plunge the country into civil war.... Read more»

U.N. helicopters shot at in Sudan

Four United Nations helicopters taking off from a fortified base in Abyei were shot at Tuesday by northern gunmen as President Omar al-Bashir struck a defiant tone against international condemnation of his army’s occupation of the town at the weekend.... Read more»

17 lost pyramids found in Egypt

A new satellite survey of Egypt reportedly found 17 lost pyramids along with more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.... Read more»

Egypt's Mubarak to be tried in criminal court

Hosni Mubarak is heading to court, satisfying the demands of millions of Egyptian revolutionaries.... Read more»1

William and Kate welcome Obamas to London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—better known as Prince William and the former Kate Middleton—welcomed President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to London on Tuesday in their first royal duty as a married couple. (with videos)... Read more»

Clashes in Yemen escalate, threatening civil war

Government forces shelled the neighborhood where a prominent anti-governement tribal leader lived on Tuesday, escalating a conflict in the capital that began yesterday and that could plunge the country into civil war. (with video)... Read more»

Ash cloud from Iceland volcano disrupts U.K. air travel

Thousands of U.K. passengers are facing travel delays Tuesday as a cloud of ash from Iceland’s erupting Grimsvotn volcano headed toward Scotland, causing flight cancellations and a change in travel plans for President Barack Obama.... Read more»

The ingenuity of Mexico's drug traffickers

The U.S. guards the border. The Mexican army patrols the streets. Yet the cartels keep coming up with new ways to get their drugs into the United States, including submarines, tanks and catapults.... Read more»1


Netanyahu calls 1967 boundaries 'indefensible'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech Monday that Israel must be mindful of its security and therefore cannot return to the 1967 borders.... Read more»

Saudi woman arrested for driving

A Saudi woman was arrested—again—for driving her car, an act banned in the ultraconservative kingdom. Activists claim the authorities cracked down on Manal al-Sherif out of fear that her online campaign to encourage women to drive might gather steam.... Read more»


French publish Strauss-Kahn accuser’s name and 'photos'

The French elite are outraged over what they see as American vulgarities surrounding the treatment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief and putative 2012 presidential frontrunner, accused of raping a 32-year-old Sofitel chambermaid in Manhattan.... Read more»1

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