Microsoft probes mass suicide threat at plant

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

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.
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Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

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.
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Ahmadinejad: Why does U.S. punish Iranians, Cubans?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Cuba Wednesday and called on developing countries to unite against "imperialism and capitalism."
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Iran: Nuclear scientist killed in blast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A blast in a northern Tehran neighborhood killed a nuclear scientist Wednesday morning, on the two-year anniversary of a similar attack, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency said.
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Unions: Nigeria president using 'thugs'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Two Nigerian trade unions accused the country's president of using "armed thugs" to attack protesters, and urged demonstrators to continue their nationwide strike against fuel prices on Wednesday and beyond.
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Report: Drug violence kills 13,000 in Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Almost 13,000 people were killed in Mexico by suspected drug violence in the first three quarters of 2011, the country's federal attorney general's office said Wednesday.
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US raises outreach to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAIRO (AP) - The number two diplomat in the U.S. State Department met Wednesday with leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the highest-level contact between Washington and the onc..
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Pakistan fires defense secretary in growing crisis

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's prime minister fired the defense secretary Wednesday in a dispute over a memo sent to Washington that has enraged the army, escalating a crisis pitting ..
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Official: US bomb suspect met Kosovo radicals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Sami Osmakac, the man accused by U.S. authorities of plotting to bomb Florida nightclubs and a sheriff's office, met with radical Islamists during visits to..
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47,000 people killed in drug violence in Mexico

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Two decapitated bodies were found at the entrance to one of Mexico's most luxurious shopping malls on Wednesday and prosecutors announced that more than 47,000 p..
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Fla. man gets year in prison for spill claim fraud

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to attempting to defraud the BP oil spill claims fund.    T..
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Van der Sloot pleads guilty to Peruvian murder

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty Wednesday to all the charges against him in the 2010 killing of a Peruvian woman.
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Psychiatrist: Anthony had no mental illness

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A psychiatrist says in newly-released depositions that Casey Anthony had no evidence of mental illness.    The depositions of two psychiatrists ..
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Van der Sloot pleads guilty to killing Peru woman

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman he met at a Lima casino who was killed five years to the day of..
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Tunisia sees 4 cases of self-immolation in a week

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - A local official in the Tunisian city of Sfax says a middle-aged woman has died after setting herself on fire - the fourth case of self-immolation in the last..
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Western journalist reported killed in Syria

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BEIRUT (AP) - A Syrian human rights group says one Western journalist has been killed and another wounded in restive Homs province.    Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the..
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Youths go on rampage in Nigeria's north, killing 1

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANO, Nigeria (AP) - Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have descended on a city in the country's north after youths there went on a deadly rampage.    Local government o..
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Monti backs French, German push for financial tax

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BERLIN (AP) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Wednesday threw his support behind a new tax on financial transactions, backing a push by Germany and France, but said he would ..
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Russia says spacecraft may crash into Indian Ocean

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia is hoping a failed space probe will fall into the Indian Ocean, far away from any populated areas, but still has no guarantee of the crash site.   &n..
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First lady tackling medical treatment for vets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama has gotten a new commitment from medical schools to boost training and research for the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder a..
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