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Liberia's Taylor: War Cimes Case Built On Lies

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor testified at his war crimes trial Tuesday that the case against him was built on lies and misinformation, and he denied he had commanded and armed rebels who killed and tortured tens of thousands of civilians.

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Japan Lifts Ban On Children Donating Organs

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Japan lifted a ban on organ donations from children, reversing a restriction that created such a dearth of small organs in the country that young patients were forced to seek transplants abroad.

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AP IMPACT: Crooked Afghan Police Challenge Marines

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Afghan villagers had complained to the U.S. Marines for days: The police are the problem, not the Taliban. They steal from villagers and beat them. Days later, the Marines learned firsthand what the villagers meant.

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4 Runners Gored in Pamplona's Bull-Running

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Bulls gored four runners, seriously injuring two of them, during a packed running of the bulls on the sixth day of the San Fermin festival on Sunday.

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Metro Rail Bridge Collapse Kills 5 in India

Posted: 07/12/2009 - A portion of a partially built bridge for New Delhi's metro rail network collapsed Sunday, killing five people and injuring 15, authorities said.

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5 Baghdad Churches Bombed In 24 Hours

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Five Baghdad churches were bombed in less than 24 hours and eight civilians were wounded, officials said Sunday.

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China Raises Injured Toll From Riots to 1,680

Posted: 07/12/2009 - China on Sunday raised the injured toll from ethnic clashes a week ago to 1,680 - one more bit in the trickle of information the government has released on the unrest in the far west, though much remains unknown.

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4 US Marines Killed in Afghan Bomb Blasts

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Bomb blasts killed four U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan, where thousands of American troops have deployed in recent weeks as part of an offensive in the country's dangerous drug-producing region, an official said Sunday.

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Police, Ultra-Orthodox Jews Scuffle in Jerusalem

Posted: 07/11/2009 - Ultra-Orthodox Jews threw themselves under the wheels of an idling bus and in front of waiting cars to protest the opening of a parking lot on the Jewish Sabbath - an act they consider an abomination.

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Iraq Bombings Kill 8 in Capital, Northern Village

Posted: 07/11/2009 - A car bomb exploded in an alley Saturday in a village in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, wounding others and destroying eight homes, police said. Another four people died in a bombing in Baghdad.

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British Prime Minister Defends Afghan Mission

Posted: 07/11/2009 - The deaths of eight British soldiers in Afghanistan within 24 hours triggered a debate in Britain on Saturday that could undercut public support for the war just as the U.S. is ramping up its own participation in the conflict.

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Uighurs Dispute China's Breakdown of Riot Dead

Posted: 07/11/2009 - China released a breakdown Saturday of the death toll from communal rioting, saying most of the 184 killed were from the Han Chinese majority - an announcement that only fueled suspicion among Muslim Uighurs that many more of their people died.

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No Easy End in Sight for Honduras Coup Crisis

Posted: 07/11/2009 - Delegates representing the ousted and interim governments of Honduras failed to forge an agreement during a second day of talks and no fixed date was set for future negotiations.

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In Personal Terms, Obama Hails Africa's Promise

Posted: 07/11/2009 - America's president and Africa's son, Barack Obama dashed with pride onto the continent of his ancestors Saturday, challenging its people to shed corruption and conflict in favor of peace. Campaigning to all of Africa, he said "Yes you can."

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Pope Presses Obama On Abortion, Stem Cells

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI stressed the church's opposition to abortion and stem cell research in his first meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday, pressing the Vatican's case with the U.S. leader who is already under fire on those issues from some conservative Catholics and bishops back home.

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Bomb Attacks Kill 50 in Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Today was the worst day of bloodshed by bombing since U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq's major cities last week.

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Worst Violence Since US Pullback Hits Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.

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More Than 300 Injured By Strong Quake In China

Posted: 07/09/2009 - A moderate earthquake rocked southwest China Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people and collapsing 10,000 homes, state media said. The magnitude-6.0 temblor, centered in Yunnan province's Yao'an county, damaged another 30,000 homes, the Xinhua News Agency said.

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Hundreds Protest In Iran, Defying Crackdown Vow

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Thousands of protesters streamed down avenues of the capital Thursday, chanting "death to the dictator" and defying security forces who fired tear gas and charged with batons, witnesses said.

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World Leaders Want Deal In Trade Talks

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leaders of rich and developing nations want to finish a long-delayed world trade deal in 2010 and head off trade wars that could hit world economies as they struggle to emerge from the recession, according to a draft of a joint declaration obtained by The Associated Press.

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Bomb Attacks Kill Over 40 In Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed at least 41 people on Thursday, police said, underscoring doubts about local forces' ability to keep Iraqis safe after U.S. troops pulled out of city centers.

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Retailers Report Weak June Sales

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Escalating job worries and rainy weather dampened shoppers' appetite for buying summer staples like shorts and dresses, resulting in sharper-than-expected sales declines for many merchants in June and increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.

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World Leaders Want Deal In Trade Talks

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leaders of rich and developing nations want to finish a long-delayed world trade deal in 2010 and head off trade wars that could hit world economies as they struggle to emerge from the recession, according to a draft of a joint declaration obtained by The Associated Press.

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