Mar 19, 2013 17:02 EDT
Women and children are suffering the worst horrors in Syria, with many subjected to rape and sexual violence in a war that has traumatized a generation of young people, US lawmakers heard Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 16:19 EDT
The US Supreme Court sided Tuesday with a former Thai student who made $90,000 reselling text books bought abroad and sparked a copyright row with a publisher.
Mar 19, 2013 16:19 EDT
Egyptian police arrested on Tuesday Moamer Kadhafi's cousin Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, wanted by Tripoli for his role in the regime of the slain Libyan strongman, Egyptian officials said.
Mar 19, 2013 16:18 EDT
A Canadian former porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese man collapsed in court on Tuesday while evidence was presented against him, witnesses and his lawyer told AFP.
Mar 19, 2013 15:48 EDT
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai returned to school on Tuesday for the first time since October when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education.
Mar 19, 2013 15:42 EDT
British pop star Joss Stone on Tuesday told the trial of two men charged with planning to rob and kill her that she was unaware of the plot until police visited her after they had been arrested.
Mar 19, 2013 15:19 EDT
French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac resigned on Tuesday after prosecutors announced a probe into a Swiss bank account he allegedly used to hide assets from the tax authorities.
Mar 19, 2013 15:14 EDT
A Florida investment adviser was charged Tuesday with selling $8 million of fake Facebook shares ahead of the social network's highly anticipated public offering, officials said.
Mar 19, 2013 15:12 EDT
US authorities are investigating whether Microsoft or its partners bribed officials in China, Italy and Romania to get software contracts, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 15:02 EDT
Washington is working to send a DR Congo warlord holed up in the US embassy in Rwanda to the International Criminal Court and expects he will be given safe passage, a US official said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 15:01 EDT
An American teenage gunman on Tuesday mocked the grieving families of three students he had killed in a school shooting, at a court hearing that saw him sentenced to life in prison.
Mar 19, 2013 14:17 EDT
French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac resigned on Tuesday after prosecutors announced a full investigation into a secret Swiss bank account he allegedly used to hide assets from the tax authorities.
Mar 19, 2013 14:10 EDT
India's lower house on Tuesday passed a bill toughening punishment for sex offenders, including the death penalty if a victim dies, after the fatal gang-rape of a student that sparked national outrage.
Mar 19, 2013 13:31 EDT
A genocide trial started Tuesday against former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who is accused of presiding over one of the bloodiest chapters of his country's brutal civil war.
Mar 19, 2013 13:26 EDT
International patent filings increased by 6.6 percent in 2012 from the previous year, with China, Japan and South Korea posting double-digit growth, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:54 EDT
An Indian court on Tuesday ordered Sunil Bharti Mittal, the billionaire head of India's biggest mobile firm Bharti Airtel, to appear in court on corruption allegations over the 2002 allotment of telecom airwaves.
Mar 19, 2013 12:44 EDT
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Thai student who had resold text books bought abroad and sparked a copyright row with a publisher.
Mar 19, 2013 12:17 EDT
Danish tourist Judith Jensen has a long list of don'ts to help her feel safe during her holiday in India.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The Philippines' highest court suspended on Tuesday a controversial birth control law that had met fierce opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
Mar 19, 2013 12:11 EDT
Beijing lashed out Tuesday at a US court that ordered two Chinese pharmaceutical companies to pay $162 million for price-fixing in the US market, saying the ruling infringed its sovereignty.