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North Korea Vows Nuclear Strike Against U.S.

Posted: 03/07/2013 - North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a scheduled vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

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Report: North Korea Threatens To End Armistice

Updated: 03/05/2013 - North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses To Do CPR

Posted: 03/04/2013 - A central California retirement home is defending one of its nurses who refused pleas by a 911 operator to perform CPR on an elderly woman who later died, saying the nurse was following policy.

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What Happens In Rome, After Pope Benedict Resigns?

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI's historic departure on Thursday sets in motion a timetable of centuries-old traditions after he steps down in a resignation that is unprecedented in modern Catholic history. Here is what to expect in the coming weeks.

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Globovision Excluded From Digital Broadcasting System

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The television broadcaster Globovision, long critical of the Venezuelan government, has been excluded from government plans to switch broadcast formats from analog to digital, Reporters Without Borders said Friday.

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Mexico: Drug War Has Led To 26,121 Disappearances

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Mexico's new administration says an official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of former President Felipe Calderon, who launched the country's offensive against drug cartels.

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After One Month, American Couple Still Missing in Peru

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Jamie Neal and Garret Hand had been chronicling their trip on social media. They last posted in late January; family and friends have not been able to reach them since. Some areas they planned to visit are out of cell phone and Internet reach.

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Myanmar Hit By Severe Hotel Shortage

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Myanmar might be on the hot list of places to visit, but visitors should be wary of touching down in Yangon without a hotel reservation. The surge in visitor numbers in the last few years has vastly outstripped hotel room supply, and the city is struggling to meet demand.

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Egyptian Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 19 Foreign Visitors

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Conflicting reports emerge over company's safety record. A British passenger and the pilot are hospitalized. The balloon carried tourists from the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, France and Hungary. A gas explosion caused the balloon to fall about 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet).

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China And Economy To Lead Abe US Talks

Posted: 02/22/2013 - The last time Shinzo Abe was Japan's prime minister, from 2006 to 2007, he staked his job on a campaign to strengthen ties with the US. But as he heads to Washington for his first summit since retaking power, any expectations of American gratitude will have to be tempered by new and complex political realities.

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Islamists Still Making Gains In Syria

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Hard-line Islamist groups like the Nusra Front are becoming more popular in Syria. They're fighting the Syrian regime while providing social services for Syrian civilians. The United States blacklisted the Nusra Front in December, labeled it terrorist.

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3 Young Girls' Bodies Found In Well In New Delhi

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Bodies of the three girls aged 6, 9 and 11 are found at the bottom of a well. Police say initial medical reports suggest the girls were sexually assaulted. The girls' mother says police should have acted more quickly.

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