Mar 20, 2013 17:46 EDT
Lawmakers and advocates on Wednesday called for safeguards to be placed on the domestic use of drones in order to protect the privacy of Americans.
Mar 20, 2013 17:17 EDT
British television presenter Jim Davidson was on Wednesday rearrested by police investigating sexual abuse allegations, media reports said.
Mar 20, 2013 17:03 EDT
Hundreds of relatives and former Khmer Rouge fighters are expected to gather Thursday for the cremation of regime co-founder Ieng Sary, who died last week while on trial for genocide.
Mar 20, 2013 16:52 EDT
Colorado's governor signed landmark gun laws Wednesday following the Aurora theater massacre, hours after the US state's prison chief was shot and killed on his own doorstep.
Mar 20, 2013 16:43 EDT
Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician named to the largely ceremonial post in 2009, died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital, officials said. He was 84.
Mar 20, 2013 16:38 EDT
The International Criminal Court will not drop the crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, The Hague-based court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 16:30 EDT
Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who is on trial for allegedly masterminding one of the most notorious doping rings in sports, said Wednesday he would be willing to give the names of his former sports clients to the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency if asked to do so.
Mar 20, 2013 16:16 EDT
Paris was scrambling Wednesday to verify a claim by Al-Qaeda's north African branch that it has executed a French hostage in retaliation for France's military intervention in Mali.
Mar 20, 2013 14:46 EDT
A Saudi prince jailed for life in Britain for murdering his servant has been flown home to serve the rest of his sentence, the British government said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 14:38 EDT
Kuwait's appeals court on Wednesday toughened the jail term of an opposition tweeter to five years for calling for a coup and insulting the emir of the Gulf state.
Mar 20, 2013 14:33 EDT
Police in Colorado were hunting a gunman Wednesday who shot dead the US state's prisons chief, even as its governor signed new gun laws into force following the Aurora theater massacre.
Mar 20, 2013 13:44 EDT
Pentagon budget cuts will undermine the US military's efforts to seize illegal narcotics shipments out of Latin America and will open the way to more cocaine flowing to the United States, a top US general warned Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 13:14 EDT
The United Nations said Wednesday that Syria has made no formal request for a UN investigation into government claims that opposition rebels have used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 13:00 EDT
US government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has sued more than a dozen of the world's biggest banks over losses from the alleged rigging of the Libor interest rate.
Mar 20, 2013 12:50 EDT
The South Korean military raised its cyber attack warning level Wednesday after computer networks crashed at major TV broadcasters and banks, with initial suspicions focused on North Korea.
Mar 20, 2013 12:28 EDT
International Criminal Court officials are travelling to Rwanda to collect Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is holed up in the US embassy there, a top American diplomat said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 11:47 EDT
Syria's regime and rebels on Wednesday called for international investigations into an attack a day earlier in which each side accuses the other of having used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 11:35 EDT
Two men appeared in an Indian court Wednesday accused of harassing a British tourist who jumped off her hotel balcony fearing a sex attack, with their lawyer saying they denied the charges.
Mar 20, 2013 09:59 EDT
Campaigners welcomed a toughening of laws in India Wednesday for sex crimes but said they were not enough to tackle a crisis underpinned by cultural attitudes, including from "sexist" lawmakers.
Mar 20, 2013 08:59 EDT
An official from Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and malicious damage to property, his lawyer said.