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7 Missing In Japan Highway Tunnel Collapse

Posted: 12/02/2012 - At least seven people were feared missing Sunday after about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof of a tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan.

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Syrian Rebels Challenge Assad Regime In the Skies

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Rebels make progress against Syrian air might. Still, much of their weaponry is outdated. They are producing instructional videos for use of military hardware.

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Palestinian State Gets A Status Upgrade in UN

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Thursday's vote was 138 delegates in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions at the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supports the new status, which elevates their non-member status from "observer entity" to "observer state." The United States and Israel remain opposed.

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Bodies Found in Boat Drifting Off Japan

Posted: 11/29/2012 - A wooden boat was found drifting off western side of Japan, with decomposing bodies inside. Ship could've come from Korea as it had faint markings.

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Palestinians Take Their Strategy And Case to the UN

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Hillary Clinton says only negotiations will lead to a two-state solution. New resolution aims to raise Palestinian status to non-member observer. Several European countries back effort, but U.S., UK and Israel do not. Palestinians lost statehood effort in 2011 when proposition failed Security Council vote

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3 Managers Arrested After Deadly Bangladesh Factory Fire

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Three managers at a Bangladeshi clothing factory were arrested and accused of locking a main gate of the facility hampering people trying to flee a weekend inferno that killed more than 100 workers, police said.

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Women Undergoing Foot Surgery To Fit Into Heels Better

Posted: 11/28/2012 - After Dr. Hillary Brenner completed a toe shortening procedure for a patient who was constantly in pain, she noticed an influx of women asking her to provide toe shortening services for themselves -- for completely cosmetic purposes. She's turned them all down.

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Iran: Nuclear Enrichment Advances With "Intensity"

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Iran will step up its uranium enrichment program by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel, a senior official said Wednesday, in direct defiance of Western demands.

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Egyptian Court Stops Work To Protest Morsi Move

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Egypt's two highest appeals courts suspended their work Wednesday to protest presidential decrees that gave the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported.

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Protestors Tell Morsy: Ditch Your Decree, or Leave

Posted: 11/27/2012 - 116 people are reportedly injured in protests throughout the county and one died. Egypt's Cabinet chief says there will be no retreat from the constitutional decree.. but a Morsy backer says the president has "overwhelming" support from Egyptians.

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Third Attempt Kills Defiant Mexico Mayor

Posted: 11/27/2012 - Investigators are not ruling out any possible motives in the killing of Maria Santos Gorrostieta, said the Mexican state's deputy attorney general. She was hailed for her bravery, but was found dead last week.

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Critics Ask If Morsy Really Is Egypt's Next Strongman

Posted: 11/26/2012 - A foe says Morsy's amassing of powers "can only lead to a dictatorship".. A Morsy backer says the president has "overwhelming" support from Egyptians. The president's order makes his decisions immune from judicial oversight. Many courts close in protest, and there are concerns about the economic impact.

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Says He's Resigning

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Barak says he wants to spend more time with his family. Despite speculation of a new party, he says he won't contest the elections due in January. His resignation comes after a lethal conflict with Hamas in Gaza last week.

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