Nigeria's national strike entered its fifth day Friday as union officials called for a weekend suspension to allow protesters to go home and stock up on food and water.
In colloquial Turkish, the word zenne means male belly dancer. It is also the title of a new film that explores sexual identity while also highlighting a deadly case of homophobia in modern-day Turkey.
As many as 200,000 people -- most of them mainland China-based Taiwanese - are expected to return to Taiwan this weekend for an election viewed as critical to the future of an economy that has boomed thanks to warmer ties with Beijing.
Peruvian judges are set to sentence Joran van der Sloot on Friday, two days after he pleaded guilty on all charges related to the killing of a 21-year-old woman.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Ecuador Thursday, the final stop of his five-day Latin American tour.
The Myanmar government signed a cease-fire deal with a rebel group Thursday, the same day Aung San Suu Kyi's party said it will join the upcoming elections.
Protests that started over a scrapped fuel subsidy expanded into a demand for government accountability as throngs of Nigerians of all classes took to the streets again Thursday in a rare form of solidarity.
Distribution of food, seed and medical relief intended for drought victims in Somalia has been suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced.
One fat cat is ringing in the new year...with a diet. Walter the cat tips the scale at a whopping 28 pounds! He's currently up for adoption from the Oregon Humane Society. Accordin..
An Alabama judge signed an order Thursday declaring Natalee Holloway legally dead, attorneys for her family said. Holloway was 18 when she was last seen in the early hours of May 3..
The Marine Corps distanced itself Thursday from a video purporting to show members of one of its sniper teams urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan, even as military officials said they could not immediately verify its origin or authenticity.
Fabiola Leocal's story ought to be uncommon, but in post-earthquake Haiti, it's not. Two years after the disaster, about half a million Haitians are still in camps.
A terrorist attack in Afghanistan Thursday killed five people, including a government official and his two sons, officials said.
Some new mothers in Japan may soon be adding radiation testing of their breast milk to their list of health checkups.
A French journalist was killed in Syria when a mortar shell struck the pro-government rally he was attending.
Iran has issued an impassioned letter to the United Nations Secretary General charging that the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists were terror attacks that followed a clear pattern -- an assertion the country's ambassador to the United Nations repeated to CNN in an interview Wednesday night.
Women undergoing in-vitro fertilization should have only one or two embryos transferred during the process, depending on their age, says a study published Wednesday in the British medical journal The Lancet. Transferring three or more embryos during any IVF cycle should be avoided when possible, researchers say.
A French journalist died Wednesday in a mortar strike on a pro-government rally in Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the Syrian uprising.
Microsoft is investigating a report that workers at a Chinese plant that makes its Xbox game systems threatened mass suicide in a pay dispute, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the company's Hong Kong office.
A number of websites, including TMZ and YouTube, posted a video showing four men dressed in U.S. Marine Corps combat gear urinating on the apparently dead bodies of three men sprawled on the ground in front of them.