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McCain Warns Against ‘Error Of Historic Proportions’ In Afghanistan

Posted: 10/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) — Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said any added military deployment in Afghanistan less than the 40,000 troops reportedly requested by the top U.S. commander in that war-torn land “would be an error of historic proportions.”

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Ramadi, Iraq On High Alert After Series Of Car Bombs; 19 Dead

Posted: 10/11/2009 - BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi authorities on Sunday closed all entrances into Ramadi and imposed a curfew after a series of car bombings killed at least 19 people and injured more than 80 others, according to Interior Ministry officials.

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Report: Iran To Enrich Its Uranium If Talks Fail

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Iran will move to further enrich its uranium for a research reactor if it cannot obtain the fuel from overseas, semi-official state media reported Saturday.

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Car Bombs Kill 8 Police Officers In Iraq

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Two car bombs killed eight police officers and injured 50 other people Sunday afternoon in an attack on police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, according to Interior Ministry officials.

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NATO Exercise Delayed, U.S. Says

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — The United States and its allies have indefinitely postponed a NATO exercise that was to start Monday in Turkey, U.S. officials said Sunday.

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Mexico Seizes Utility Company

Posted: 10/11/2009 - MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) — Hundreds of federal police officers seized control of a company that supplies power to four central states and the capital, Mexican state media reported Sunday.

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Boyzone Web Site: Singer Stephen Gately is dead

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Singer Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish band Boyzone, died Saturday while vacationing on the Spanish island of Majorca, the group’s Web site said Sunday.

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Armed Militants Hold Hostages At Pakistani Army HQ

Posted: 10/10/2009 - At least four gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in Rawalpindi Saturday after an attack left at least 10 people dead, a top military spokesman said.

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Clinton Trip Comes Amid Debate On Afghanistan

Posted: 10/09/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks Friday on a six-day trip to Europe and Russia that comes at a crucial time in the Obama administration's decision-making on a strategy for Afghanistan.

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Feds: 100 In U.S. And Egypt Charged In ID Theft Ring Bust

Posted: 10/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) — One hundred U.S. and Egyptian suspects were indicted Wednesday in the smashing of an international identity theft ring authorities called one of the largest cybercrime cases ever brought.

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7.8 Earthquake Rocks South Pacific

Posted: 10/07/2009 - (CNN) — An major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Thursday morning near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Pentagon Names Soldiers Killed In Afghan Outpost Fight

Posted: 10/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Pentagon Wednesday announced the names of the remaining four of eight U.S. soldiers killed Saturday in a fierce fight with insurgents at a remote eastern Afghanistan outpost. The other four were named earlier this week.

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Who's The Better Translator: Machines or Humans?

Posted: 10/07/2009 - For the World Wide Web to be truly global, shouldn't Chinese speakers be able to chat online with people who only speak Spanish? And why should an English speaker be barred from reading blogs written in Malagasy or Zulu? Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. are two Web companies trying particularly hard to make this happen, and they've released a number of updates to their translation services in recent weeks.

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India Flood Victims Find Destruction

Posted: 10/07/2009 - A blanket of water hides the devastation underneath it. Miles and miles of villages, small cities, and farmland are spoiled by standing flood water.

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Take This Jobless Recovery And Shove It!

Posted: 10/06/2009 - Australia's raising interest rates! The global recession is over! The only question now is how strong and fast the economic rebound will be. Hip hip hooray!

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