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Motorsport Schumacher Comeback Mercedes

Posted: 12/23/2009 - The 40-year-old German, who retired in 2006, has agreed a three-year contract with the possibility for a further extension according to his agent Sabine Kehm and will be on the grid for the curtain-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 14.

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Girl With Dragon Tattoo

Posted: 12/23/2009 - A Hollywood remake is in the works for Stieg Larsson's international best-selling book "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

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India Jobless Train

Posted: 12/23/2009 - Indian authorities hope discount train tickets an air-conditioned trains may help the country fight its unemployment problem.

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China Dissident Trial

Posted: 12/23/2009 - Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for his role in the Tiananmen Square protest, will be sentenced this week after a one-day trial in a separate subversion case, his attorney said Wednesday.

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Afghanistan War Still Unpopular, But Troop Increase Isn't

Posted: 12/23/2009 - Although the war in Afghanistan remains unpopular with most Americans, the public supports President Obama's decision to send more U.S. troops to the conflict, according to a new national poll.

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Dozens Hurt As Plane Misses Runway At Jamaican Airport

Posted: 12/23/2009 - Ninety-one people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after an American Airlines plane overran a runway near Kingston, Jamaica, during bad weather and crashed into a fence, officials said.

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Brazil Judge Hands David Goldman Custody Win

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Brazil's Chief Justice's ruling Tuesday paves the way for 9-year old Sean Goldman to be returned to his American father; Brazilian family may appeal.

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Winter Weather Causes Travel Chaos In Europe

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Severe winter weather continued its stranglehold on Europe as travelers battled heavy snow, airlines canceled flights and motorists were left stranded.

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Cambodia-China-Uyghurs

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Fountains of red-hot lava shot up from the intensifying Mayon volcano as the Philippines awaited an imminent eruption, the country's national news agency reported Tuesday.

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Cambodia China Uyghurs

Posted: 12/22/2009 - China dismissed international criticism over the forced repatriation of 20 Uyghur asylum seekers from Cambodia to China over the weekend, calling it "unreasonable."

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China British Smuggler

Posted: 12/22/2009 - China defended its handling of a death penalty case against a British man convicted of trafficking heroin, in the midst of pressure from the British government for clemency.

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Brazil Child Custody

Posted: 12/22/2009 - The chief justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court could make a decision Tuesday on whether a 9-year-old boy will be reunited with his American father, U.S. Embassy official said.

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Pakistan Harsh Justice

Posted: 12/22/2009 - A court in Lahore, Pakistan, has ordered that two men have their noses and ears chopped off after the two were convicted of doing the same to a young woman.

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Peshawar Children

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Zara brushes her dark brown curls away from her face, nose scrunched up in concentration as she stares at the white board. She looks down to write and then pauses, placing her little finger on her chin in contemplation.

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China British Smuggler

Posted: 12/22/2009 - China will go ahead with the execution of a British man convicted of trafficking heroin, despite pressure from the British government and human rights groups for clemency, the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday.

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Pakistan Blast

Posted: 12/22/2009 - A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a club for journalists in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least four people Tuesday and injuring 17 others, a hospital official said.

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Pakistan-5-Americans

Posted: 12/22/2009 - One of five Americans arrested in Pakistan amid suspicions that they were plotting terror attacks has asked for a charge that would lead to the death sentence, Sargodha Police Chief Usman Anwar said Tuesday.

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Pakistan Harsh Justice

Posted: 12/22/2009 - A court in Lahore, Pakistan, has ordered that two men have their noses and ears chopped off after the two were convicted of doing the same to a young woman.

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China Dissident Trial

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was arrested in 1989 for his role in the Tiananmen Square protest, faces trial Wednesday for allegedly "inciting subversion" in a more recent case.

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Kashmir Policemen Killed

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Two Indian policemen were killed and another was critically wounded in a militant ambush in Indian-administered Kashmir Tuesday evening, police said.

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Italy Kercher Murder Appeal

Posted: 12/22/2009 - One of the men convicted of killing British exchange student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in 2007 has had his sentence reduced on appeal, a lawyer in the case said Tuesday.

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Peshawar Children

Posted: 12/21/2009 - Zara brushes her dark brown curls away from her face, nose scrunched up in concentration as she stares at the white board. She looks down to write and then pauses, placing her little finger on her chin in contemplation.

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Iran Cleric Dies

Posted: 12/21/2009 - Tens of thousands of people chanted anti-government slogans Monday before the funeral of a top Iranian cleric who turned into one of the regime's most vocal critics, a witness said.

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Cuba Castro

Posted: 12/21/2009 - The United States is out to destabilize Cuba, President Raul Castro charged Sunday in an address to the National Assembly.

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