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Iranian Leader Visits Brazil

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a series of agreements Monday as the controversial Iranian leader began the first leg of a tour of three Latin American countries.

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Koreans Make Plastics Without Fossil Fuel Chemicals

Updated: 11/23/2009 - A team of South Korean scientists have produced the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel-based chemicals.

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Closing Arguments In Khmer Rouge Trial

Posted: 11/23/2009 - A U.N.-backed Cambodian court started closing arguments Monday in the trial of a former Khmer Rouge prison chief accused of killing thousands of people three decades ago.

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Sea Level Rise Could Cost Port Cities $28 Trillion

Posted: 11/23/2009 - A possible rise in sea levels by 0.5 meters by 2050 could put at risk more than $28 trillion worth of assets in the world's largest coastal cities, according to a report compiled for the insurance industry.

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Italy Debates Public Crosses

Posted: 11/23/2009 - The crucifix is at least two feet tall, with the figure of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns and hangs centered on the wall behind the judge. Even at the murder trial of Amanda Knox, the cross is a constant symbol of Italian history, identity and justice.

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UK Police Settle Over De Menezes Shooting

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Police in London have reached a settlement with the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, whom officers shot dead in 2005, mistaking him for a suicide bomber.

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21 Abducted, Killed In 'Gruesome Massacre' In Philippines

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Gunmen killed at least 21 people, a dozen journalists reported among them, in the Philippines on Monday in what a presidential adviser called the most "gruesome massacre of civilians" in recent history.

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Police Targeted In N. Ireland Bomb Attack

Posted: 11/22/2009 - A car carrying a 400-pound bomb was driven through barriers at the Policing Board headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, police said Sunday.

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Jail Term For Ex-Iranian Vice President

Posted: 11/22/2009 - A former Iranian vice president was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in post-election violence, but will remain free on bail while his case is appealed, the semi-official Iranian Student's News Agency reported.

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Saving Orangutans Before Extinction In Sumatra

Posted: 11/22/2009 - A loud crack echoes throughout the canopy as two young orangutans come tumbling down, grasping at branches along the way to break their fall. They recover and sheepishly scamper back up.

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Pakistani Military Kills 29 Militants

Posted: 11/22/2009 - Pakistani troops killed at least 29 militants in clashes and air strikes in the tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, military officials told CNN.

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Praise For Policeman Killed In UK Floods

Posted: 11/21/2009 - Forecasters predicted more rain for England's flood-ravaged northwest region Saturday, but said the risk of more flooding was smaller than in recent days and river levels were dropping.

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China Mine Blast Death Toll Hits 87

Posted: 11/21/2009 - The death toll from an explosion at a northeastern China coal mine rose to 87 early Sunday, state-run media reported.

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