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Disputed Iran Election Prompts Rioting

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police in the heart of Iran's capital Saturday, pelting them with rocks and setting fires in the worst unrest in Tehran in a decade. They accused the hard-line president of using fraud to steal election victory from his reformist rival.

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Brazil: 6 More Bodies Found In Jet Crash

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Six more bodies were recovered from the Atlantic Ocean where an Air France jet crashed, Brazilian officials said Friday, as the race to find the black boxes and gather key evidence from human remains and debris gained urgency.

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American Student Testifies At Italian Murder Trial

Updated: 06/12/2009 - An American college student accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy testified for the first time on Friday, offering an alibi for the night of the 2007 killing and saying police beat her into making a false statement in the case.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad, Rival Both Claim Election Win

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Iran's interior ministry said Saturday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had a commanding lead after 61 percent of all votes were tallied, but his pro-reform rival countered that he was the clear victor and warned of possible fraud in the election.

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Turnout Heavy For Iran Vote

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to conservative bastions in the countryside Friday with a choice that's left the nation divided and on edge.

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WHO: Swine Flu Pandemic Has Begun, 1st In 41 years

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Swine flu is now formally a pandemic, a declaration by U.N. health officials that will speed vaccine production and spur government spending to combat the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

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Iranians Begin Voting In Key Presidential Election

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Iranians have begun voting in a key presidential election pitting hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against a pro-reform challenger more open to improving ties with the U.S.

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United Deals Star For Record $131M

Updated: 06/11/2009 - British "football" (called soccer in the US) club Manchester United says it has accepted a world record transfer offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, clearing the World Player of the Year to negotiate personal terms with the Spanish club.

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WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic

Updated: 06/11/2009 - In a statement sent to health officials, WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 to 6 - its highest alert - after holding an emergency meeting with its flu experts.

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Palau To Take Guantanamo's Chinese Detainees

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Palau agreed to accept 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay, indicating a resolution to one of the major obstacles to closing the U.S. prison camp.

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Fiat Closes Deal To Take Bulk Of Chrysler's Assets

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Italy's Fiat is the new owner of most of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal Wednesday that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO.

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Diplomats: Key Nations Agree On NKorea Sanctions

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Western powers joined with North Korea's key allies Wednesday on a proposal that would impose tough new sanctions against the reclusive communist nation for its second nuclear test, paving the way for quick approval by the U.N. Security Council.

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WHO Gets Ready Declare A Swine Flu Pandemic

Flu Outbreak

Updated: 06/10/2009 - The World Health Organization is gearing up to declare a swine flu pandemic, a move that could trigger both the large-scale production of vaccines and questions about why the move was delayed for weeks as the virus continued to spread.

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Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At Rival Just Before Vote

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Iran's hard-line president took a final shot at his rivals Wednesday during his last public pre-election rally, accusing them of resorting to a smear campaign against him similar to the one used by Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister.

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Bomb Kills 29 In Crowded Iraqi Market

Updated: 06/10/2009 - A rare car bomb ripped through a market in southern Iraq's Shiite heartland on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

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Submarine At Air Crash Scene To Hunt Black Boxes

Updated: 06/10/2009 - A French nuclear submarine reached the crash zone of Air France Flight 447 on Wednesday to comb the Atlantic depths for black boxes that should help determine what brought the Airbus down in the sea off Brazil with 228 people on board.

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Suicide Bombers Strike Luxury Hotel In Pakistan

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis mixed, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, officials said.

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Bomb At Luxury Hotel In Pakistan Kills At Least 11

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast Tuesday outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis mixed, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, officials said.

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US, Europe Look To Partnership On Mars Exploration

Updated: 06/09/2009 - For almost half a century, the United States has dominated the exploration of Mars from the first grainy black-and-white pictures of the craggy surface to the more recent discovery of ice.

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1st Gitmo Detainee Brought To US Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be brought to the United States for trial has pleaded not guilty in two embassy bombings. Ahmed Ghailani entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. He was brought to the United States under heavy guard earlier in the day.

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WHO Says It May Declare Swine Flu Pandemic Soon

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The World Health Organization said Tuesday a spike in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce the first flu pandemic in 41 years. It also expressed concern about an unusual rise in severe illness from the disease in Canada.

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Journalists Unlikely To See Nasty NKorean Prisons

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Prisoners spend long days toiling in rice paddies and factories. Survivors say beatings are frequent, hunger is constant and clothing scarce in the freezing winter.

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