At least 50 killed in Venezuela prison riot

At least 50 people have been killed in a prison riot in western Venezuela, hospital staff say. The riot was triggered when local media broadcast

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Angry protests leave 7 dead on Egypt anniversary

CAIRO: Violence erupted across Egypt on Friday as tens of thousands took to the streets to deliver an angry backlash against President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, demanding regime

Doubts raised about fairness of Delhi rape trial

NEW DELHI: In the court of public opinion, the men being tried in the gang rape of an Indian university student should be hanged in a public square. That demand

Activists: Twin car bombs kill 8 in Syrian Golan

BEIRUT: Twin car bomb blasts in the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan Heights killed eight people Friday, activists said, as Syria’s government called on its citizens who have fled the

The Sino Japanese Dispute
China, Japan move to cool down territorial dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Japan sought to cool down tensions over a chafing territorial dispute on Friday, with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping telling an envoy from Japanese Prime

Russian Crackdown on Gays
Russian police break up “kiss-in” against anti-gay law

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained 20 people on Friday when gay activists tried to stage a “kiss-in” outside parliament to protest against a draft law banning the promotion of

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a New Year address in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency on January 1, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
North Korea threatens war with South over U.N. sanctions

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions

India: 35-year term not enough for Mumbai plotter

NEW DELHI: India expressed disappointment Friday with the 35-year sentence given to an American who admitted his role in the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying he deserved more prison time for

Envoy: SKorea’s Park open to dialogue with NKorea

SOUTH KOREA: South Korea’s new president will not tolerate North Korean provocations but will continue to push for dialogue with Pyongyang, a special envoy to President-elect Park Geun-hye said just hours after the North’s

Al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Yemen succumbs to wounds

SANAA, Yemen:  Al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Yemen died of wounds sustained in a U.S. drone attack last year in southern Yemen, the country’s official news agency and a security official