Two more monks set themselves on fire in China

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A former Tibetan monk has died and another is seriously injured after setting themselves on fire in southwest China's Sichuan province on Friday -- the 13th and 14th acts of self-immolation in the country since March.
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Ship off New Zealand coast splits in two

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A cargo ship that ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand last year has split in two, spewing debris and triggering the possibility of a new oil spill, officials said Sunday.
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Police: Body found on queen's estate identified

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The body found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham last week was a 17-year-old who had been missing since August, police said Sunday.
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U.S. expels Venezuelan consul in Miami

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuela's consul general in Miami has been declared to be persona non grata and must leave the United States, a State Department official said Sunday.
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Giffords, Tucson mark 1 year since deadly rampage

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other survivors of a deadly shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., are gathering to reflect and remember. Church bells are set to ring ..
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Musharraf announces he will return to Pakistan late this month

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will address supporters at a rally in the southern city of Karachi on Sunday via a video link, and announce exactly when he plans to return to his home country, a party spokesman said.
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Police: Body found on queen's estate was missing 17-year-old

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The body found on Queen Elizabeth II's estate in Sandringham last week was a 17-year-old who had been missing since August, police said Sunday.
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Ship grounded off the coast of New Zealand splits in two

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A cargo ship that ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand last year has split in two, spewing debris and triggering the possibility of a new oil spill, officials said Sunday.
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Tense Syria waits as Arab League meets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Arab League officials meet in Cairo on Sunday to discuss their Syria mission amid escalating tension and a growing international outcry over the unrest that has killed thousands.
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Bahrain denies it beat activist

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Bahrain's Interior Ministry on Saturday released a video they said is evidence that security forces did not beat a prominent protester, but instead helped him to an ambulance.
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Venezuela's new defense minister on U.S. drug kingpin list

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has tapped a leading general accused by the United States of being a drug "kingpin" to be the country's new defense minister.
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Iran touts Bushehr nuclear plant, centrifuges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is just weeks from operating at full capacity, the country's top nuclear official said Saturday.
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Britain issues warnings of terror threats in Kenya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

British officials Saturday warned of terror threats in Kenya as the east African nation battles Islamist militants in neighboring Somalia.
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Syria tense as bomb victims mourned

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria was tense Saturday as the families of the victims of a suicide bombing in the capital began to bury their dead, and as Syria\'s Christians celebrate Orthodox Christmas.
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Doctors: No cancer after all for Argentine president

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who underwent surgery this week to remove her thyroid, did not actually have cancer, her spokesman said Saturday.
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UK sending warship to Strait of Hormuz

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran plans to conduct military drills in the Strait of Hormuz in February, state media said Friday.
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Iran welcomes U.S. rescue of Iranian fishermen

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran on Saturday welcomed the rescue of 13 Iranian sailors by a U.S. Navy ship, calling it a "humanitarian act."
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Sudanese president visits post-Gadhafi Libya

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Libya Saturday to visit with the country's post-Gadhafi leaders.
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Texas teen deported to Colombia reunites with mom

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

JUAN CARLOS LLORCA/Associated Press DALLAS (AP) - A Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia in May after claiming to be an illegal immigrant was back in the United States on Fr..
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No Child Left Behind education law reaches 10 years

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

KIMBERLY HEFLING/AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the ..
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