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Landmine Kills 10 Girls Collecting Firewood

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Ten girls were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday when a landmine exploded as they were out collecting firewood -- the latest casualties in one of the most mined countries in the world.

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Typhoon Bopha Death Toll Tops 1,000 in Philippines

Posted: 12/17/2012 - The chances of finding people alive dim with each passing day, as more than 844 are still missing. among them, hundreds of fishermen. Typhoon Bopha is the deadliest storm to hit the country this year.

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Probe Into Singer Amy Winehouse's Death Will Be Reopened

Posted: 12/17/2012 - A new coroner's inquest will begin on January 8th. The assistant deputy coroner who ruled on the death did not have required legal credentials. The original coroner's report concluded it was a "death by misadventure".. Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home July 23rd.

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Panel Says Bangladesh Fire "Sabotage," Owner Should Be Tried

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Panel: Further investigation is needed to pin down who started a clothing factory fire. 112 people, mostly women, died in the fire on the outskirts of Dhaka. The owner of the factory should be prosecuted for the lack of safety measures, the panel also reports.

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Nurse In Royal Hoax Tragedy Buried In India

Updated: 12/17/2012 - Family and friends of the nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a royal hoax call from Australian DJs gathered in a church in south India for her funeral Monday.

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Outrage Boils Over Release of Canadian Child Killer

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Cardiologist Guy Turcotte confessed, served 46 months. Children's mother, also a doctor, says she wants answers. Jury found Turcotte not responsible because of mental illness. (Photo from Isabelle Gaston.)

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With Rice Out Of the Picture, Kerry Touted as Secretary of State

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Massachusetts Senator and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry looks like the front-runner to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senate Republicans have been touting Kerry for that Cabinet post this month, citing his long history of overseas experience.

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NATO Says Collapse of Assad Regime is Imminent

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Rights group urges rebels to abide by international accords amid report of "horrible abuses" .. Syria's apparent use of Scud missiles is "reckless," Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Thursday.

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Banda Diva Jenni Rivera's Remains Identified

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Rivera's letter says she does not want to be cremated. The remains of Rivera's publicist and the plane's co-pilot also have been identified. A memorial will likely be held in Mexico, but plans are not yet finalized.

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Rivera's Plane Plunged From 28,000 Feet

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The doomed plane could have plunged at more than 600 mph, the transportation secretary says. Determining what caused the crash in northern Mexico could take up to a year. Still, some of Jenni Rivera's family members believe she could be alive.

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U.S. Calls North Korea Launch "Clear Provocation"

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Leon Panetta cites "threat from North Korea," calls the launch "clear provocation" as the White House warns "there will be consequences" New sanctions are unlikely, says an analyst who served on a U.N. panel. Iran says it is happy for North Korea.

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Islamist Extremist Suspect After Bomb Found

Posted: 12/12/2012 - German authorities suspect Islamist extremists were responsible for planting an explosive device Monday beside a track at the main railway station in Bonn, a German intelligence official tells CNN.

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UK Banks Hit By Record $2.5B U.S. Fines

Posted: 12/12/2012 - HSBC and Standard Chartered, the two biggest UK banks by market value, are to pay more than $2.5bn in fines as part of record settlements with US authorities over money laundering allegations.

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Cathay Cabin Crew Threaten No-Smile Service

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Cathay Pacific's flight attendants union voted in favor of taking industrial action Monday after salary negotiations with the Hong-Kong-based airline stalled.

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Bosnian Serb Intel Chief Sentenced for Srebrenica Massacre

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Nearly two decades after the Srebrenica massacre left thousands of Muslim boys and men dead, a former Bosnian Serb intelligence chief was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in their slaughter.

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North Korea Successfully Launches Long-Range Rocket

Posted: 12/12/2012 - North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday morning in its second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections.

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U.S. Oil Prices Could Sink to $50 Per Barrel

Posted: 12/11/2012 - U.S. oil prices could sink to $50 a barrel at some point over the next two years, but Merrill analysts expect America's oil prices to still average about $90 a barrel over the same time period.

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Researchers Hope To Find What's Behind the Smile of "Mona Lisa"

Posted: 12/11/2012 - DNA testing is planned for remains of woman thought to be the model for the iconic painting. From that, Italian researchers hope to reconstruct the model's face. Former TV producer says he's sure that a portrait of Lisa Gherardini was commissioned.

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Defiant North Korea Performs Long-Range Missile Launch

Posted: 12/11/2012 - North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said. The rocket passed over the island of Okinawa, the Japanese government reports. Tuesday's move comes as a surprise after North Korea had extended the launch window.

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Obama Administration Recognizes Syrian Opposition

Posted: 12/11/2012 - President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime." The United States joins Britain, France and others in recognizing opposition group Tuesday.

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Navy Identified SEAL Killed in Afghan Raid Last Weekend

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Defense Department reports a SEAL from Pennsylvania was slain in the rescue effort. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued, after being one of three abducted while returning from a rural clinic. Two local Afghan leaders say smugglers were responsible; ISAF blames the Taliban.

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China Detains Monk Over Tibetan Immolations

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Chinese police have detained an ethnic Tibetan monk and his nephew, accusing them of "goading" eight people into setting themselves on fire.

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