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Courageous Pakistani Girl Recovering From Attacks

Updated: 10/19/2012 - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai stood with the aid of nurses Friday for the first time since her shooting and is "communicating very freely," according to the director of the UK hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

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Air Canada Flight Discovers Stranded Australian Yacht

Posted: 10/18/2012 - A yacht crew -- adrift for 9 days, out of fuel and with a broken mast -- activated its emergency signal. The Boeing 777 passengers and crew searched, and the vessel was found within 25 minutes.

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Cuba Releases Message From Fidel Castro

Posted: 10/17/2012 - Long silence from Fidel Castro had fueled speculation about his health. His son Alex says: "The comandante is well, following his daily routine" But there were no new images of Castro, 86, released Wednesday, a day after travel restrictions were lifted.

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Lance Armstrong Loses Charity Role And Sponsors

Updated: 10/18/2012 - For years, Lance Armstrong carried a growing burden of doping accusations up increasingly steep hills, accumulating fans, wealth and respect along the way.

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Picasso, Matisse Works Among Those Stolen in Art Heist

Posted: 10/16/2012 - Police blame a burglar; 7 stolen works were by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin and others. Paintings of "considerable value" were taken, Kunsthal Rotterdam. The collection contains more than 150 works of art.

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$1 Million Bounty Issued To Find Malala's Attacker

Posted: 10/16/2012 - A police chief reports, "We have sufficient evidence to find the culprits.. ' as Malala Yousufzai is hospitalized in England a week after the Taliban attack on her. Pakistan's interior minister says the 14-year-old's school will be named after her.

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Syria Denies Using Cluster Bombs

Posted: 10/15/2012 - The report came a day after the publication of a human rights report that accuses the Syrian air force of using Russian-made cluster bombs.

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Italian Shipwreck Captain Faces Survivors in Court Hearing

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Francesco Schettino is accused of manslaughter, abandoning ship, causing shipwreck in the Costa Concordia disaster last January. A judge will decide what's admissible at a trial; three others being investigated are in court. 32 died in the coastal shipwreck.

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U.S. Says Iran is Behind Cyberattacks

Posted: 10/15/2012 - The United States believes that Iran is behind cyberattacks on American banks and the oil industry in the Middle East, officials said on Monday.

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Age May Be On Malala's Side In Gunshot Recovery

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing militants, arrived Monday in the United Kingdom to receive specialized medical care.

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Indications Of Hope For Shot Pakistani Girl

Posted: 10/14/2012 - In Pakistan Saturday, chants of "Malala....we are with you," supporting 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai shot in the head on her way home from school. The Taliban claims responsibility for the assassination attempt four days ago. Doctors on Saturday saw signs of hope.

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Costa Concordia Captain Heads To Court

Posted: 10/14/2012 - This past January, the cruise ship Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the coast of Italy, killing 30 people and forcing 4,200 to abandon ship. The final salvage operations begin later this week as the captain heads to court, charged with manslaughter.

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Teen Who Posted Video On Bullying Found Dead

Posted: 10/13/2012 - Canada was in uproar Friday over a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was found dead, an apparent suicide, five weeks after she uploaded a video to YouTube describing years of bullying that drove her to drugs and alcohol.

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15 Dead In Pakistan Car Bombing

Posted: 10/13/2012 - A powerful car bomb went off outside the offices of pro-government tribal elders in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, police said.

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Positive Signs in Pakistani Girl's Recovery

Posted: 10/12/2012 - Two people are held in the shooting of Malala Yousufzai. The Taliban said it warned the girl to stop advocating for better educational opportunites for girls, and put out a hit squad to stop the teen's protest.

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Iraq and Russia Sign Weapons Deal

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Russia has agreed to sell $4.2 billion in arms to Iraq. An analyst says the deal with Russia is a sign that Iraq is looking beyond Washington for weapons.

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U.S. Warns Syria About Chemical Weapons

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Turkey's PM says his country is 'determined to stem the flow of arms' into Syria. The U.S. defense chief says 150 troops are in Jordan; Jordan denies an American presence. 210 people across Syria have been killed Thursday, according to rebels.

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