Mar 13, 2013 15:44 EDT
A drunk driver who killed a young couple on their way to a hospital to give birth -- and whose baby died the next day -- was indicted Wednesday for fleeing the scene, a prosecutor said.
Mar 13, 2013 15:40 EDT
Motorcycle gunmen shot dead a prominent woman development worker Wednesday in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police said, fuelling fears of instability as the country heads towards general elections in May.
Mar 13, 2013 15:16 EDT
Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped two women tourists from the Czech Republic in Pakistan's insurgency-hit southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.
Mar 13, 2013 14:20 EDT
British former radio DJ Dave Lee Travis has been re-arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of an investigation sparked by claims against his late BBC colleague Jimmy Savile, police said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 14:17 EDT
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance, British police said on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 14:03 EDT
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated career diplomat Deborah Jones to be US ambassador to Libya, six months after the killing in Benghazi of envoy Christopher Stevens.
Mar 13, 2013 13:44 EDT
Four people were killed and two others wounded Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at two locations in the US state of New York, local media reported, citing police.
Mar 13, 2013 13:44 EDT
Gunmen shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper in South Sudan in a strife-torn region where government forces are building up for an offensive against a rebel group, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 13:11 EDT
A Saudi firing squad on Wednesday executed in public seven men convicted of armed robbery despite last-minute appeals by rights groups that their lives be spared, the interior ministry and a witness said.
Mar 13, 2013 12:39 EDT
A scene in a Swedish film showing a character similar to slain prime minister Olof Palme having sex with an underaged prostitute has been cut after his family called it slanderous, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 12:33 EDT
Vladimir Putin is following the probe into the acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet's chief, his spokesman said Wednesday, after theatre staff signed a letter to the Russian president defending the dancer charged with masterminding the crime.
Mar 13, 2013 12:17 EDT
A father accused of killing his six children in a house fire sobbed in court Wednesday as a jury heard the frantic 999 call he and his wife made during the blaze.
Mar 13, 2013 11:25 EDT
English football club Notts County are using heat lamps confiscated in police raids on illegal cannabis farms to help maintain their pitch, British media reported on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 10:56 EDT
Russia's foreign and defence ministers visited Britain for high-level talks on Wednesday in a further thawing of ties once frozen by the murder of dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London.
Mar 13, 2013 09:52 EDT
Nigeria's president has pardoned a close political ally who admitted to embezzling millions of dollars of public funds while serving as governor of an oil-rich state, an official said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 08:42 EDT
US President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Wednesday that some, but not necessarily all, cyber attacks on US firms and infrastructure originating in China were "state sponsored."
Mar 13, 2013 08:22 EDT
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Italy on Wednesday that there would be "consequences" unless it returned two of its marines who skipped bail while on trial in New Delhi for murder.
Mar 13, 2013 07:45 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is "cooperating fully" with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province as part of its distribution operations, it said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 07:02 EDT
Renewed clashes between Yemeni police and southern separatists killed two civilians on Wednesday, five days ahead of the country's troubled national dialogue, medics and and activist told AFP.
Mar 13, 2013 05:01 EDT
The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to four men who alleged they were molested by a former priest in the 1970s, their lawyers said Tuesday.