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Author Who Fled The Taliban Is Killed

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Police said Thursday that writer Sushmita Banerjee was kidnapped and killed in Afghanistan. Banerjee wrote "A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife" about her escape from the Taliban. No one has claimed responsibility for her death, but police suspect militants.

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Israel Test Fires Missile Amid Syria Strike Anxiety

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Israel's Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean sea, apparently explaining news alerts run about an hour earlier after Russia's radar systems detected two "ballistic objects" fired from the central Mediterranean toward the eastern part of the sea.

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Syrian State Media: Obama's Congress Request Is A "Retreat"

Posted: 09/01/2013 - A Syrian state-run newspaper on Sunday called President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Syria "the start of the historic American retreat."

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Dozens Die In Kenya Bus Crash

Posted: 08/29/2013 - At least 37 people were killed following a bus crash west of Nairobi, Kenya, police said Thursday.

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Boy Whose Eyes Gouged Out Asks Why It's Always Dark

Posted: 08/29/2013 - A reward has been offered for help in finding the woman who gouged out a boy's eyes as reports emerge that the blinded boy keeps asking his mother why "the sky is always dark."

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U.S. Military "Ready" To Attack Syria, Hagel Says

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that the world's most powerful military was "in place to be able to fulfill and comply with whatever option the president wishes to take" in Syria, but he suggested the Obama administration would wait for more facts on the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburbs before committing to a response of any kind.

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U.S. Postpones Meeting With Russia About Syria

Posted: 08/27/2013 - The U.S. has put off a meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday in The Hague between senior diplomats from the United States and Russia as Washington mulls its response to what it says was a chemical weapons attack by the regime of President Bashar Assad, a senior State department official tells CBS News.

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China Suffers Huge Cyberattack

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Were you trying to access a .cn Internet address over the weekend? Are you still hitting refresh? China's domain extension was hit with a huge "denial of service" attack last weekend.

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